New Medium Density Housing Code â€“ A Balancing Act for the Planning Industry
There is never a good time to introduce new planning requirements or shifts in policy, and determining the right time to do this requires carefully balancing a number of competing interests. The new Medium Density Housing Code emerged from the need to improve the quality of medium-density housing currently being delivered. The predominant presence of poorly designed triplexes lacking gardens, natural sunlight, and ventilation highlighted the need for better outcomes. The need to do better is something most in the industry agree on, however, determining the appropriate timing for implementing these changes presents a significant challenge.