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DPIE Guidelines

Guidelines for planning and design of Seniors Housing, to support the SEPP (Housing) 2021 (NSW)

Department of Planning, Industry & Environment

Calderflower were commissioned by the state government to provide Seniors Housing planning guidelines to support the new SEPP (Housing) 2021.

The 80+ page document provides an overview of seniors’ housing, building types and configurations plus six guiding principles for design:

Care for planet

Site-specific environmental response

Site-specific urban response

Care, wellbeing and community

Design for pysical ageing and dementia

Good design

NSW DPIE looked to Calderflower’s extensive experience and respected position as thought- leaders across the Seniors Housing industry, to create forward-looking guidelines that highlight the difference between Seniors Housing and standard apartment design.

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