Capital City Policy Review (Design Quality) Development Plan Amendment


Have your say on the Adelaide (City) Development Plan Amendment (DPA)!

Background

In 2012, the Adelaide (City) Development Plan was comprehensively updated through the Capital City Development Plan Amendment, which amended a suite of policies aimed at, amongst other things, removing restrictive barriers, improving design, and further supporting mixed use outcomes for new development.

Given the importance of the city centre to the state from an economic, cultural and social perspective, the Minister for Planning has decided to review the operation of the policy in light of development assessment (including design review) experience. Preliminary feedback from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) assessment and design review sections have suggested that policy could be adjusted in regard to high amenity locations to ensure design quality outcomes are achieved.


Project Information
The Minister for Planning has initiated the Capital City Policy Review (Design Quality) Development Plan Amendment (DPA).

The DPA proposes the following changes to the Adelaide (City) Development Plan:

  • New policy to reinforce design quality for new development
  • Additional requirements for ‘over-height’ developments including increased emphasis on high quality building design as well as sustainability
  • Amending the policy related to podium design to allow for greater flexibility for building design to respond to the immediate context
  • Amending Capital City Zone Desired Character Statement to include greater design statement and strengthening the Desired Character Statement along Rundle Street to provide greater guidance and protection to the established character
  • Providing some allowances for a lesser bicycle parking rate for dwellings in certain circumstances.
Consultation on Ministerial DPAs is conducted by the Development Policy Advisory Committee (DPAC), an independent statutory committee which provides advice to the Minister for Planning.

Council Administration are currently reviewing the DPA and will provide advice to Council on a response to the DPA. This is likely to go to the Economic and Community Development Committee on 18 October 2016.

If you would like to make a submission and/or be heard at the public meeting, please click here for detailed information on the consultation process.

Have your say on the Adelaide (City) Development Plan Amendment (DPA)!

Background

In 2012, the Adelaide (City) Development Plan was comprehensively updated through the Capital City Development Plan Amendment, which amended a suite of policies aimed at, amongst other things, removing restrictive barriers, improving design, and further supporting mixed use outcomes for new development.

Given the importance of the city centre to the state from an economic, cultural and social perspective, the Minister for Planning has decided to review the operation of the policy in light of development assessment (including design review) experience. Preliminary feedback from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) assessment and design review sections have suggested that policy could be adjusted in regard to high amenity locations to ensure design quality outcomes are achieved.


Project Information
The Minister for Planning has initiated the Capital City Policy Review (Design Quality) Development Plan Amendment (DPA).

The DPA proposes the following changes to the Adelaide (City) Development Plan:

  • New policy to reinforce design quality for new development
  • Additional requirements for ‘over-height’ developments including increased emphasis on high quality building design as well as sustainability
  • Amending the policy related to podium design to allow for greater flexibility for building design to respond to the immediate context
  • Amending Capital City Zone Desired Character Statement to include greater design statement and strengthening the Desired Character Statement along Rundle Street to provide greater guidance and protection to the established character
  • Providing some allowances for a lesser bicycle parking rate for dwellings in certain circumstances.
Consultation on Ministerial DPAs is conducted by the Development Policy Advisory Committee (DPAC), an independent statutory committee which provides advice to the Minister for Planning.

Council Administration are currently reviewing the DPA and will provide advice to Council on a response to the DPA. This is likely to go to the Economic and Community Development Committee on 18 October 2016.

If you would like to make a submission and/or be heard at the public meeting, please click here for detailed information on the consultation process.