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The State Planning Commission final stage of consultation has now closed.

The revised draft Code is available online via the PlanSA Portal and will reflect the Commission’s proposed policy improvements and refinements (including new overlays and zones to better reflect local conditions and address areas of community concerns) in response to the substantial and constructive feedback from the Community from the five-month public consultation process (October 2019 to February 2020).

A suite of educational resources will be published on the Have Your Say page of the PlanSA portal that highlight the key improvements made to the revised draft Code, along with details on how to review the Code and submit your comments. In addition, the portal will also list a series of in-person events and webinars to support the consultation period.

For further information:

You can contact the PlanSA Service Desk on PlanSA@sa.gov.au or call 1800 752 664 if you are having issues with the online Planning and Design Code or the feedback form.

KEY CHANGES AS A RESULT OF PREVIOUS FEEDBACK

Local government has contributed heavily to the content of the Code. In response, significant improvements to the revised draft Code have been made. Key areas of change in the revised Code include:

  • More localised policy: The draft Code now provides for more local content through a greater number of zones to better reflect local characteristics, additional subzones, introduction of Concept Plans where required, introduction of Historic Area and Character Area Statements, and introduction of additional numerical local variations to reflect current development plans such as building height, minimum site area, frontage width, and setbacks.
  • Raising the bar on residential infill standards: The draft Code now provides additional requirements to address urban green cover, tree canopy, parking, water sensitive urban design, building façade design among other improvements.
  • Inclusion of Contributory Items as Representative Buildings: The draft Code now includes representative Buildings that will be referred to in Historic Area Statements and/or Character Area Statements and mapped in the South Australian Planning and Property Atlas. These buildings are examples that are representative of the characteristics of the local area identified in these Statements.
  • Introducing improved flood mapping: The draft Code now includes improved flood mapping that was created based on additional information provided by local Councils.

In relation to the Adelaide Hills Council submission, a number of key items have been addressed in the update of the draft Code and include:

  • A new Adelaide Hills Subzone has been included in the Rural Neighbourhood Zone to accommodate the intent of the Median Rule Land Division Tool and policy;
  • The Peri-Urban Zone has been renamed Adelaide Country Zone;
  • Mixed Residential Zones have been transitioned into in the Suburban Neighbourhood Zone to better reflect existing development policy; and
  • The Settlement Policy Area 18 of the Watershed (Primary Production) Zone at Inglewood, Lenswood and Verdun has been transitioned to the Code Rural Settlement Zone instead of the Adelaide Country Zone.

To understand how these have been addressed please refer to the summary. A transition table identifying how the Adelaide Hills Council Development Plan zones have been transitioned to the revised draft Code has also been provided for information.

Council encourages you to provide further feedback to the Commission as part of this next round of community consultation. If you would like to discuss any concerns with regard to the proposed policy affecting the Adelaide Hills Council please contact James Szabo on 8408 0503.


First Round of Engagement on the Draft Planning and Design Code (Code) Oct 2019 - Jan 2020

At the end of last year the Planning and Design Code was open for the first round of consultation. Feedback received during this engagement process has been used to further refine and improve the draft Planning and Design Code.

View the Adelaide Hills Council's Code Response Package here


The State Planning Commission final stage of consultation has now closed.

The revised draft Code is available online via the PlanSA Portal and will reflect the Commission’s proposed policy improvements and refinements (including new overlays and zones to better reflect local conditions and address areas of community concerns) in response to the substantial and constructive feedback from the Community from the five-month public consultation process (October 2019 to February 2020).

A suite of educational resources will be published on the Have Your Say page of the PlanSA portal that highlight the key improvements made to the revised draft Code, along with details on how to review the Code and submit your comments. In addition, the portal will also list a series of in-person events and webinars to support the consultation period.

For further information:

You can contact the PlanSA Service Desk on PlanSA@sa.gov.au or call 1800 752 664 if you are having issues with the online Planning and Design Code or the feedback form.

KEY CHANGES AS A RESULT OF PREVIOUS FEEDBACK

Local government has contributed heavily to the content of the Code. In response, significant improvements to the revised draft Code have been made. Key areas of change in the revised Code include:

  • More localised policy: The draft Code now provides for more local content through a greater number of zones to better reflect local characteristics, additional subzones, introduction of Concept Plans where required, introduction of Historic Area and Character Area Statements, and introduction of additional numerical local variations to reflect current development plans such as building height, minimum site area, frontage width, and setbacks.
  • Raising the bar on residential infill standards: The draft Code now provides additional requirements to address urban green cover, tree canopy, parking, water sensitive urban design, building façade design among other improvements.
  • Inclusion of Contributory Items as Representative Buildings: The draft Code now includes representative Buildings that will be referred to in Historic Area Statements and/or Character Area Statements and mapped in the South Australian Planning and Property Atlas. These buildings are examples that are representative of the characteristics of the local area identified in these Statements.
  • Introducing improved flood mapping: The draft Code now includes improved flood mapping that was created based on additional information provided by local Councils.

In relation to the Adelaide Hills Council submission, a number of key items have been addressed in the update of the draft Code and include:

  • A new Adelaide Hills Subzone has been included in the Rural Neighbourhood Zone to accommodate the intent of the Median Rule Land Division Tool and policy;
  • The Peri-Urban Zone has been renamed Adelaide Country Zone;
  • Mixed Residential Zones have been transitioned into in the Suburban Neighbourhood Zone to better reflect existing development policy; and
  • The Settlement Policy Area 18 of the Watershed (Primary Production) Zone at Inglewood, Lenswood and Verdun has been transitioned to the Code Rural Settlement Zone instead of the Adelaide Country Zone.

To understand how these have been addressed please refer to the summary. A transition table identifying how the Adelaide Hills Council Development Plan zones have been transitioned to the revised draft Code has also been provided for information.

Council encourages you to provide further feedback to the Commission as part of this next round of community consultation. If you would like to discuss any concerns with regard to the proposed policy affecting the Adelaide Hills Council please contact James Szabo on 8408 0503.


First Round of Engagement on the Draft Planning and Design Code (Code) Oct 2019 - Jan 2020

At the end of last year the Planning and Design Code was open for the first round of consultation. Feedback received during this engagement process has been used to further refine and improve the draft Planning and Design Code.

View the Adelaide Hills Council's Code Response Package here