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The state government has flagged a reversal of recently announced medium density planning reforms, with many single dwellings to be excluded and other changes to be deferred.

Planning Minister John Carey has deferred gazettal of State Planning Policy 7.3, which was a new addition to Western Australia’s Residential Design Codes, aka R-Codes.

The new policy was designed to lift the quality of medium density housing across the state but raised concerns it would lead to higher costs.

The government said it will also seek to “rework” the policy so it only applies to R50 and R60 coded development.

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