Leaked Design Standards Include Big Changes
Draft apartment design standards leaked last month offer clues to substantial changes ahead for new Victorian apartment buildings.
The new Victorian Apartment Design Standards are based on existing New South Wales standards, State Environmental Planning Policy 65, but are not yet complete. Planning Minister Matthew Guy said the completed standards will not be released before the state election in November.
The Office of the Victorian Government Architect, which is drafting the standards, addressed the leaked draft, stating, “Next steps will include formally consulting with the peak bodies of stakeholder groups.”
Many of those stakeholder groups have commented publicly on the draft standards.
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