Proposed design standards could see the building of small apartments in Victoria banned.
According to a report by Fairfax, the new laws could see regulations placed on sunlight exposure and communal areas for future developments in the state.
Planning Minister Matthew Guy is currently preparing the new Victorian Apartment Design Standards, which are yet to be released.
They include imposing a minimum size on studio and one, two and three bedroom apartments.
The draft outlines that there will be a 37 square metre minimum for studio apartments, with one-bedroom apartments at least 50 square metres.
Based on the NSW model, 90 per cent of apartments will also require direct sunlight and buildings will be oriented so they face north.