The Better Apartments Design Standards improve the liveability and sustainability of apartments across Victoria. The standards set out how apartments can be designed to provide good functional places to live.

Introducing the updated Better Apartments Design Standards

The Victorian Government is committed to creating better apartments in our neighbourhoods and that’s why the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has made updates to the standards to address external amenity. Learn more about the updates to the standards via the Better Apartments Design Standards.

Summary of changes

Updated Standards Guidance Documents

The Department has updated the standards and a range of guidance documents to support industry and council. The guidance documents can be found within the Documents tab of this page.

Future Homes

The Future Homes project will produce better apartment designs that support the building of apartments that become world leaders in design, sustainability, and liveability.

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Page last updated: 14/12/22