Changes to SA Planning and Heritage System

Consultation has concluded

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An Act proposing changes to the State wide planning system was passed by State Parliament in April 2016. The Act is titled The Planning, Development, and Infrastructure Act 2016. More information is available on the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website.

The PDI Act puts into legislative form the Government’s response to the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Planning Reform (apart from heritage matters). The Panel operated in 2013 and 2014 to review the planning system and advise the State Government on potential reforms.

Council has been an active contributor to Planning Reform, such as:

  • working collaboratively with the Expert Panel,
  • responding to the Government’s response to the final report of the Panel, and
  • providing substantial input to the debate on the Bill to the Minister, members of Parliament, and key stakeholders (Local Government Association, etc.).
In August 2016, the SA Government commenced considering heritage reform, with the intent of their being a second heritage oriented Bill at some stage. The PDI Act of 2016 adopts a ‘status quo’ approach to heritage.

As part of our staged comments on the planning reform, we sought your input to help shape and influence Council’s submissions. Council continues to encourage the community to keep themselves informed of implementation of the PDI Act over the next 3 – 5 years, and to contribute to the commencing discussions around heritage reform.

Council encourages reform that delivers efficiencies and benefits to business and the community.

View the News tab below for the latest updates.

An Act proposing changes to the State wide planning system was passed by State Parliament in April 2016. The Act is titled The Planning, Development, and Infrastructure Act 2016. More information is available on the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website.

The PDI Act puts into legislative form the Government’s response to the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Planning Reform (apart from heritage matters). The Panel operated in 2013 and 2014 to review the planning system and advise the State Government on potential reforms.

Council has been an active contributor to Planning Reform, such as:

  • working collaboratively with the Expert Panel,
  • responding to the Government’s response to the final report of the Panel, and
  • providing substantial input to the debate on the Bill to the Minister, members of Parliament, and key stakeholders (Local Government Association, etc.).
In August 2016, the SA Government commenced considering heritage reform, with the intent of their being a second heritage oriented Bill at some stage. The PDI Act of 2016 adopts a ‘status quo’ approach to heritage.

As part of our staged comments on the planning reform, we sought your input to help shape and influence Council’s submissions. Council continues to encourage the community to keep themselves informed of implementation of the PDI Act over the next 3 – 5 years, and to contribute to the commencing discussions around heritage reform.

Council encourages reform that delivers efficiencies and benefits to business and the community.

Consultation has concluded
  • City of Adelaide Comments on Consultation Draft Community Engagement Charter

    almost 2 years ago

    The State Planning Commission is inviting comments on a Consultation Draft of the Community Engagement Charter. Comments are due with the Commission by 8 December 2017.

    At a meeting on 28 November 2017, Council considered a report on the Consultation Draft Charter, during which Council resolved to authorise the Chief Executive Officer to advise the State Planning Commission as follows:
    1.1. Council endorses the Community Engagement Charter 2017 – Consultation Draft.
    1.2. The Commission:

    • Should have an engagement specialist to provide expert advice on engagement plans submitted to the Commission for approval.
    • Should consider the proposed training on the...

    The State Planning Commission is inviting comments on a Consultation Draft of the Community Engagement Charter. Comments are due with the Commission by 8 December 2017.

    At a meeting on 28 November 2017, Council considered a report on the Consultation Draft Charter, during which Council resolved to authorise the Chief Executive Officer to advise the State Planning Commission as follows:
    1.1. Council endorses the Community Engagement Charter 2017 – Consultation Draft.
    1.2. The Commission:

    • Should have an engagement specialist to provide expert advice on engagement plans submitted to the Commission for approval.
    • Should consider the proposed training on the Charter for practitioners to form part of the accreditation process for planners.
    • Should review the Charter to establish guidance or a framework for ‘commercial and confidential’ information that may form an element of a proposal/amendment to a Planning Instrument.
    • Reviews the mandatory requirement for proposals initiated by a non-government body be amended to include consultation on the engagement plan also.
    • Reviews Principles 1 and 2 to include ‘facilitating community collaboration’ as a performance outcome.
    • Consults Council on the formulation of the associated Toolkit.
    • Engages Council, the Local Government sector and the Community on the formulation of the associated PDI Regulations.

    The report considered by Council on 28 November is available at: http://www.cityofadelaide.com.au/your-council/meetings/agendas-minutes/


  • Consultation Draft Community Engagement Charter

    about 2 years ago

    The State Planning Commission has released the ‘Consultation Draft Community Engagement Charter’.

    The Commission is seeking feedback by 8 December 2017.

    The City of Adelaide is hosting a drop in session on Wednesday 15 November 2017, 4-5pm at City of Adelaide, 25 Pirie Street Adelaide.

    The purpose of the drop in session is to enable community members to ask questions around what is proposed in order to support their ongoing participation.

    If you wish to attend the session, please RSVP to Chloe Smith on 08 8203 7210 or c.smith@cityofadelaide.com.au.

    For more info visit: http://www.saplanningportal.sa.gov.au/our_new_system/community_engagement_charter


    The State Planning Commission has released the ‘Consultation Draft Community Engagement Charter’.

    The Commission is seeking feedback by 8 December 2017.

    The City of Adelaide is hosting a drop in session on Wednesday 15 November 2017, 4-5pm at City of Adelaide, 25 Pirie Street Adelaide.

    The purpose of the drop in session is to enable community members to ask questions around what is proposed in order to support their ongoing participation.

    If you wish to attend the session, please RSVP to Chloe Smith on 08 8203 7210 or c.smith@cityofadelaide.com.au.

    For more info visit: http://www.saplanningportal.sa.gov.au/our_new_system/community_engagement_charter


  • City of Adelaide Comments on Discussion Draft Community Engagement Charter

    about 2 years ago

    As you are aware, the new State Planning Commission is preparing a Charter to guide how community engagement is undertaken in SA’s planning system.

    Arising from a Council decision of 26 September 2017, Council’s comments to the Commission on the ’Discussion Draft’ are that it:

    • Supports the Community Engagement Charter 2017 - Discussion Draft and looks forward to...

    As you are aware, the new State Planning Commission is preparing a Charter to guide how community engagement is undertaken in SA’s planning system.

    Arising from a Council decision of 26 September 2017, Council’s comments to the Commission on the ’Discussion Draft’ are that it:

    • Supports the Community Engagement Charter 2017 - Discussion Draft and looks forward to commenting on the ‘Consultation Draft’.
    • Is prepared to partner with the Commission on engagement.
    • Recommends that the Commission conducts engagement based on the Charter to inform development assessment public notification policy.
    • Recommends that the Commission engages Council and the Local Government sector on the formulation of the associated Regulations.
    • Recommends the Commission reviews the ‘Principles for Engagement in a New Planning System’ by Donna Ferretti & Associates to inform the Consultation Draft Charter.
    • Requests the Commission review the Comments on the Implementation ‘Considerations’ and ‘Ideas for Measures’.

    Please note that Council’s comments are being communicated to the Minister for Planning, peak bodies, the Local Government Association and other groups.

    If you have any queries, in the first instance, please contact David Bailey on d.bailey@cityofadelaide.com.au or 8203 7547.




  • Discussion Draft Community Engagement Charter

    over 2 years ago

    The State Planning Commission has released a Discussion Draft Community Engagement Charter.
    The Commission is seeking feedback by 9 October 2017.
    Feedback provided on the Discussion Draft will assist the Commission prepare a ‘Consultation Draft’ of the Charter.
    The Commission advises further consultation will occur regarding the Consultation Draft later in 2017.

    The City of Adelaide is hosting a drop in session on Thursday, 7 September 2017, 4–5 pm at City of Adelaide, 25 Pirie Street.
    The purpose of the drop in session is to enable community members to ask questions around what is proposed in order to support their...

    The State Planning Commission has released a Discussion Draft Community Engagement Charter.
    The Commission is seeking feedback by 9 October 2017.
    Feedback provided on the Discussion Draft will assist the Commission prepare a ‘Consultation Draft’ of the Charter.
    The Commission advises further consultation will occur regarding the Consultation Draft later in 2017.

    The City of Adelaide is hosting a drop in session on Thursday, 7 September 2017, 4–5 pm at City of Adelaide, 25 Pirie Street.
    The purpose of the drop in session is to enable community members to ask questions around what is proposed in order to support their ongoing participation.

    If you wish to attend the session, please RSVP to Chloe Smith on 82037210 c.smith@cityofadelaide.com.au

    More info: http://www.saplanningportal.sa.gov.au/our_new_system/community_engagement_charter

  • Planning Reform Update

    over 2 years ago

    Council, at its meeting on 25 July 2017, considered an update report regarding implementing planning reform. As part of this consideration, Council decided to:

    1. Approve the intended next steps (See Attachment A here).
    2. Authorise the CEO to advise the State Planning Commission of Council’s preparedness to partner in a Collaborative Work Program with DPTI to establish appropriate policy and decision-making arrangements as part of the new South Australian Planning System.
    3. Endorse an update to the City of Adelaide Planning System Guiding Principles.

    Council, at its meeting on 25 July 2017, considered an update report regarding implementing planning reform. As part of this consideration, Council decided to:

    1. Approve the intended next steps (See Attachment A here).
    2. Authorise the CEO to advise the State Planning Commission of Council’s preparedness to partner in a Collaborative Work Program with DPTI to establish appropriate policy and decision-making arrangements as part of the new South Australian Planning System.
    3. Endorse an update to the City of Adelaide Planning System Guiding Principles.
  • Proposed Community Engagement Charter

    over 2 years ago
    The State Planning Commission has commenced engagement to prepare a Community Engagement Charter.

    Good planning positively impacts everyone in the community and with so many important changes occurring in the coming years, the new State Planning Commission is opening up the process to all South Australians.

    The Community Engagement Charter is the first of its kind in Australia, putting consultation and participation at the forefront of the planning process.

    It will establish outcome-based, measurable requirements for engaging community members on proposed changes to planning policy. The Charter will also allow engagement to be tailored to suit the needs of the...

    The State Planning Commission has commenced engagement to prepare a Community Engagement Charter.

    Good planning positively impacts everyone in the community and with so many important changes occurring in the coming years, the new State Planning Commission is opening up the process to all South Australians.

    The Community Engagement Charter is the first of its kind in Australia, putting consultation and participation at the forefront of the planning process.

    It will establish outcome-based, measurable requirements for engaging community members on proposed changes to planning policy. The Charter will also allow engagement to be tailored to suit the needs of the community.

    From mid-2017, the following engagement by the Commission is underway to assist preparation of the Charter:

    • Community members can complete a survey during July https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/decisions/community-engagement-charter-planning/about
    • A randomly selected, statistically representative group of 50 community members have been tasked with developing the draft Charter over four days in July. This will entail a facilitated and deliberative program, working closely with representatives from the planning sector and other groups.
    • Input from Practitioners and Stakeholders.
    • Council’s input is being facilitated through the Local Government Association.

    The Charter needs to be operational by 1 October 2017.

    The City of Adelaide commissioned research to inform the Charter now under preparation by the Commission. DOWNLOAD: Paper: Principles for Engagement in a New Planning System - Committee Report Attachment C - 1 September 2015 (491 KB) (pdf)

    More information is available via http://www.saplanningportal.sa.gov.au/our_new_system/community_engagement_charter

  • Council Position on Heritage Reform

    about 3 years ago

    Adelaide City Council adopted a ‘Position on Heritage Reform’ on 15 November 2016.

    DOWNLOAD: City of Adelaide ‘Position on Heritage Reform’ November 2016 (PDF, 671KB)

    Council seeks a single integrated system for the identification of heritage places to provide a platform for effective reform, enable consistency of approach, and provide administrative efficiencies and effectiveness via streamlined processes.

    • Such an approach will realise the full economic, tourism, cultural, community and sustainability value of our built heritage.
    • Our position details how this can be achieved by making specific changes to existing tools and legislation.
    • Council has recently demonstrated...

    Adelaide City Council adopted a ‘Position on Heritage Reform’ on 15 November 2016.

    DOWNLOAD: City of Adelaide ‘Position on Heritage Reform’ November 2016 (PDF, 671KB)

    Council seeks a single integrated system for the identification of heritage places to provide a platform for effective reform, enable consistency of approach, and provide administrative efficiencies and effectiveness via streamlined processes.

    • Such an approach will realise the full economic, tourism, cultural, community and sustainability value of our built heritage.
    • Our position details how this can be achieved by making specific changes to existing tools and legislation.
    • Council has recently demonstrated its commitment to engagement with key stakeholders by hosting forums, sharing information, and conducting discussions with stakeholders within the City and across South Australia.
    • Accordingly, we have shared our position with the Minister Rau and Minister Hunter, all state Members of Parliament, South Australian Mayors, and the President of the Local Government Association.

    More information on Planning and Heritage Reform.

  • Council Submission on Local Heritage Discussion Paper

    about 3 years ago

    Adelaide City Council’s submission to the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) regarding the Local Heritage Discussion Paper is now available:

    DOWNLOAD: Submission on the Local Heritage Discussion Paper (PDF 825KB)

    DOWNLOAD: Attachment 1 – Local Heritage Forum – 21 September 2016 (PDF 6.9MB)

    DOWNLOAD: Attachment 2 – Heritage Community Forum – 26 September 2016 (PDF 1.6MB)

    Comments are due by 7 October 2016. You can make a submission to DPTI via the DPTI Planning Reform website or by email to planningreform@sa.gov.au.

    More information on Planning and Heritage Reform.

    Adelaide City Council’s submission to the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) regarding the Local Heritage Discussion Paper is now available:

    DOWNLOAD: Submission on the Local Heritage Discussion Paper (PDF 825KB)

    DOWNLOAD: Attachment 1 – Local Heritage Forum – 21 September 2016 (PDF 6.9MB)

    DOWNLOAD: Attachment 2 – Heritage Community Forum – 26 September 2016 (PDF 1.6MB)

    Comments are due by 7 October 2016. You can make a submission to DPTI via the DPTI Planning Reform website or by email to planningreform@sa.gov.au.

    More information on Planning and Heritage Reform.

  • September Heritage Forums

    about 3 years ago
    Lgaforum 21sept

    In September 2016, two successful forums were held at Adelaide Town Hall to enable discussion on the Local Heritage Discussion Paper released by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) in August 2016.

    LGA SA Heritage Planning Forum


    The Local Government Association of SA held a Heritage Planning Forum on Wednesday 21st September 2016. The Forum was hosted by the Lord Mayor of the Adelaide City Council.

    The aims of the Forum were:

    • to enable local government to work towards a shared voice around heritage reform

    • to inform a Local Government Association submission on the DPTI Discussion Paper

    ...

    In September 2016, two successful forums were held at Adelaide Town Hall to enable discussion on the Local Heritage Discussion Paper released by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) in August 2016.

    LGA SA Heritage Planning Forum


    The Local Government Association of SA held a Heritage Planning Forum on Wednesday 21st September 2016. The Forum was hosted by the Lord Mayor of the Adelaide City Council.

    The aims of the Forum were:

    • to enable local government to work towards a shared voice around heritage reform

    • to inform a Local Government Association submission on the DPTI Discussion Paper

    The media release provides a brief summary of the Forum, including main points made by Minister Rau, Lord Mayor, LGA President and the specialist speakers. Click here to view an in-depth summary of the event.

    Dr Jack Carlsen, The Value of Heritage to Tourism for Adelaide, Local Government Heritage Planning Forum – 21 September 2016 (PDF, 0.2MB)


    Donovan Rypkema, The Economic Value of Heritage to Cities, Local Government Heritage Planning Forum – 21 September 2016 (PDF, 5.7MB)


    Duncan Marshall, Social and Cultural Value of Built Heritage, Local Government Heritage Planning Forum – 21 September 2016 (PDF. 3.8MB)


    Heritage Community Forum

    On Monday 21 September, Adelaide City Council held a Heritage Community Forum to allow the community to have their say on heritage reform and find out more information about the Discussion Paper. The event saw a strong turnout of around 300 people. The media release provides a brief summary of the night. Click here for an in-depth summary (PDF, 521KB).

    Rick Hutchins, Team Leader of Spatial Planning & Heritage at Adelaide City Council, presented an overview of the Discussion Paper, available here (PDF 676KB).

    Professor Norm Etherington of the National Trust SA spoke on heritage reform. For more information, please visit the Heritage Watch website.

    The outcomes of the forums formed part of Council's submission to DPTI on the Local Heritage Discussion Paper, endorsed by Council on 27 September 2016.

  • Project Update - September 2016

    over 3 years ago
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    In August, DPTI released a discussion paper on local heritage with views being invited to DPTI by 7 October (view here) (views were initially sought by 9 and then 23 September).

    The public are invited to a Heritage Community Forum on Monday 26 September 6 - 7.30PM in the Adelaide Town Hall. Please RSVP to Cassia Dafoe c.dafoe@adelaidecitycouncil.com

    Note that Council, at its meeting on 24 August 2016, resolved as follows:

    ‘That Council notes with concern the State Government’s discussion paper on changes to the way local heritage places are recognised and managed and;

    1. Resolves that the Lord...

    In August, DPTI released a discussion paper on local heritage with views being invited to DPTI by 7 October (view here) (views were initially sought by 9 and then 23 September).

    The public are invited to a Heritage Community Forum on Monday 26 September 6 - 7.30PM in the Adelaide Town Hall. Please RSVP to Cassia Dafoe c.dafoe@adelaidecitycouncil.com

    Note that Council, at its meeting on 24 August 2016, resolved as follows:

    ‘That Council notes with concern the State Government’s discussion paper on changes to the way local heritage places are recognised and managed and;

    1. Resolves that the Lord Mayor write to the Minister for Planning as a matter of urgency urging him to substantially extend the period of consultation and to widen that consultation to include an advertised invitation to Local Government, community organisations and interested individuals to make submissions;
    2. Requests the Administration provide a detailed options paper for the consideration of Councillors to inform Council’s formal response to the State Government.’

    The Lord Mayor has forwarded correspondence to the Minister.

    The release of this local heritage discussion paper commences a process of consideration around the statutory framework associated with built heritage identification and ongoing management.

    Built heritage is a celebrated part of Adelaide’s liveability, as recognised in the City of Adelaide 2016 - 2020 Strategic Plan and through various research projects.

    Background:
    • The SA Parliament’s passing of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Bill 2015 adopted a largely ‘status quo’ approach to heritage matters;
    • Heritage matters have been flagged for reform as part of a second piece of legislation;
    • The Local Government Association are also preparing a discussion paper on this topic.