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Property industry groups have backed the state government’s raft of planning reforms, including the medium-density code policy, which was reworked after receiving mixed reviews.

Planning Minister John Carey today announced the State Planning Policy 7.3 would take effect from March 1, to coincide with other planning reforms previously flagged by the government.

The policy would revise the medium-density code by adding planning controls for land coded R50 and above, including retention of trees on site, requirements to plant new trees and deep soil areas, minimum living and garden sizes, consistent setbacks, and removal of occupancy restrictions.

Previously, the state government included land coded R40 and below in its revised medium-density code but deferred the gazettal last year after mixed responses from the industry.

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