Building & Planning

Residential Design Codes

The purpose of the Residential Design Codes (R-Codes) is to provide a comprehensive basis for the control of residential development and outline the 'rules' which apply to residential development throughout Western Australia. The R-Codes do not address the physical construction requirements or internal arrangements of buildings - these matters are dealt with by the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

As the R-Codes are administered and applied by Local Government, all enquiries relating to specific development proposals, including the application and interpretation of provisions of the R-Codes to specific development proposals, can be directed to the Shire's Principal Town Planner on 9188 4444 or

Click here for the Application for Single House/ Outbuilding Residential Design Codes of WA (Design Codes) Variation


Last updated: 27 May 2016