How the code is implemented and how the NSW house building industry makes the necessary adaptions to its traditional business models will determine the impact this initiative has on addressing many of today’s housing challenges

The submission provides invited comments on the Medium Density Design Guide and recommends the inclusion of small scaled multi-unit development class of up to 10 dwellings be added. These dwellings would be limited to 3 levels, require below ground car parking provision and be limited to 12 meters in height. It is argued that these options will encourage the residential building sector to look beyond their traditional construction constraints. It is argued that this extension will help achieve the government’s housing supply objectives and diversity while enabling modern housing constructors to achieve more sustainable businesses. The submission points to the residential housing industry as the critical ‘first specifiers’.