North Adelaide Large Institutions and Colleges Development Plan Amendment (DPA)

Council has been working with stakeholders to review the planning policies in North Adelaide for 11 colleges and institutions. Thank you to the large number of stakeholders who have been involved in providing input into the Development Plan Amendment.

On 30 May 2017, the Minister for Planning approved the amendment to the Adelaide (City) Development Plan. You can view the consolidated Development Plan here (North Adelaide Historic (Conservation) Zone and North Adelaide Policy Areas). The DPA approved by the Minister for Planning has been summarised here.

The policy can now be used to assess development applications. There are few matters that Council does not support and Council will pursue these amendments to be amended at the Environment, Resources and Development Committee of Parliament.

The policy amendment will enable the colleges to continue to support the health and education sectors. All of the sites involved in the DPA contribute by providing either residential student accommodation, education services, hospital services and aged care. These services are important to providing a dynamic and resilient community. The amendment sets in place policy to balance the potential impacts to residential amenity.

All sites contain a high number of Heritage Places and these will be retained. All existing heritage places will retain their status i.e. Local Heritage Places or State Heritage Places.

A new policy area “Archer West Policy Area 15” has been created and will support the redevelopment of incompatible buildings on large sites.

The existing public notification rights have been retained for adjoining neighbors. This will allow neighbours to comment on future Development Applications.

For further information about the Development Plan Amendment, please contact Beth Merrigan on 8203 7437.

Heritage Place (Institutions and Colleges) DPA – Interim Control

As a part of the North Adelaide Large (Institutions and Colleges) DPA, a number of submissions were received that sought nine (9) buildings to be Heritage Places. Council has negotiated with the Minister for Planning for a consultation process to consider the proposed Local Heritage Places.

Council is seeking feedback and additional information from community members and landowners. Written submissions are requested by 2 August 2017. A Public Hearing will be held at the Adelaide Town Hall at 5:30 pm on 10 August 2017.

For more detail you can go to Heritage Place (Institutions and Colleges) DPA.

Council has been working with stakeholders to review the planning policies in North Adelaide for 11 colleges and institutions. Thank you to the large number of stakeholders who have been involved in providing input into the Development Plan Amendment.

On 30 May 2017, the Minister for Planning approved the amendment to the Adelaide (City) Development Plan. You can view the consolidated Development Plan here (North Adelaide Historic (Conservation) Zone and North Adelaide Policy Areas). The DPA approved by the Minister for Planning has been summarised here.

The policy can now be used to assess development applications. There are few matters that Council does not support and Council will pursue these amendments to be amended at the Environment, Resources and Development Committee of Parliament.

The policy amendment will enable the colleges to continue to support the health and education sectors. All of the sites involved in the DPA contribute by providing either residential student accommodation, education services, hospital services and aged care. These services are important to providing a dynamic and resilient community. The amendment sets in place policy to balance the potential impacts to residential amenity.

All sites contain a high number of Heritage Places and these will be retained. All existing heritage places will retain their status i.e. Local Heritage Places or State Heritage Places.

A new policy area “Archer West Policy Area 15” has been created and will support the redevelopment of incompatible buildings on large sites.

The existing public notification rights have been retained for adjoining neighbors. This will allow neighbours to comment on future Development Applications.

For further information about the Development Plan Amendment, please contact Beth Merrigan on 8203 7437.

Heritage Place (Institutions and Colleges) DPA – Interim Control

As a part of the North Adelaide Large (Institutions and Colleges) DPA, a number of submissions were received that sought nine (9) buildings to be Heritage Places. Council has negotiated with the Minister for Planning for a consultation process to consider the proposed Local Heritage Places.

Council is seeking feedback and additional information from community members and landowners. Written submissions are requested by 2 August 2017. A Public Hearing will be held at the Adelaide Town Hall at 5:30 pm on 10 August 2017.

For more detail you can go to Heritage Place (Institutions and Colleges) DPA.

Background and Other planning changes

  • Background of the DPA

    about 2 years ago

    BACKGROUND OF THE DPA

    In mid 2014, Council formally received approval from the Minister for Planning to commence a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) to review the Development Plan for the 11 sites outlined above. The DPA is to be known as, the “North Adelaide Large Institutions and Colleges DPA”.

    The following guiding principles were established to guide the preparation of this DPA:
    • Fostering economic synergies
    • Maintaining residential amenity
    • North Adelaide’s acknowledged heritage value
    • Integration with transport planning, based on Smart Move: Movement and Transport Strategy 2012 – 2022

    This project was initiated through a report to Council’s City Planning and... Continue reading

    BACKGROUND OF THE DPA

    In mid 2014, Council formally received approval from the Minister for Planning to commence a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) to review the Development Plan for the 11 sites outlined above. The DPA is to be known as, the “North Adelaide Large Institutions and Colleges DPA”.

    The following guiding principles were established to guide the preparation of this DPA:
    • Fostering economic synergies
    • Maintaining residential amenity
    • North Adelaide’s acknowledged heritage value
    • Integration with transport planning, based on Smart Move: Movement and Transport Strategy 2012 – 2022

    This project was initiated through a report to Council’s City Planning and Development Committee on 3 June 2014 which tabled a ‘Statement of Intent’ (the document that initiates a DPA process). The Statement of Intent can be viewed here.

    In October and early November 2014, Council sort comments to provide input into the preparation of the Development Plan Amendment.

    In January 2015, Council endorsed the DPA to be sent to the Minister for Planning for approval for public consultation.

    On 24 June 2015, The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Martin Haese and Council administration gave an update to the North Adelaide Society.

    You can view the presentation here.

    In July 2015, Council received formal approval from the Minister for Planning to undertake statutory consultation.

    On 23 July 2015, Council received approval from the Minister for Planning to commence public consultation. You can view the Minister for Planning's letter here. In approving the DPA, the Minister has raised a number of matters that Council will need to respond to following full public consultation on the DPA.

    Consultation occurred in the later part of 2015 with submissions considered in the first half of 2016.

    A Public Hearing was held on Wednesday 18 November 2015 at the Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street, Adelaide.

    You can view the Agenda for the Adelaide City Council Special meeting here.

    You can download a copy of all 93 written submissions: Index of Submissions, Part 1 (1-33), Part 2 (34-63), Part 3 (64-80), Part 4 (81-83), Part 5 (84-86), Part 6 (87), Part 7 (88), Part 8 (89) and Gov Agency Submissions 1-4. Council administration are continuing to process all submissions.

    Other key dates here.

    The Minister for Planning approved the DPA for public consultation in letter dated 23 July 2015. In approving the DPA for consultation, the Minister has asked Council to consider the following:

    • Removal of non-complying controls relating to building height and various land uses.

    • Removal of policies that limit the expansion of Helping Hand, St Dominic's Priory, and Calvary Hospital sites.

    • The ability for innovative and responsive design solutions with the level of detail in the draft Concept Plans and associated Principles of Development Control.

    Over ninety submissions were received and during the first half of 2016, each was carefully considered by Council at a series of workshops and meetings.

    On 30 June 2016, the Lord Mayor wrote to the Minister for Planning to seek the DPA to be split into two parts to allow consideration of a proposed new Heritage Places DPA. You can view the letter here. You can view the relevant Committee meeting agenda here.

    On 31 August 2016, the Minister for Planning agreed to the Statement of Intent for a new Heritage Places (Institutions and Colleges) North Adelaide Development Plan Amendment. However, the Minister for Planning requested Council to submit the whole of the original North Adelaide Large Institutions and Colleges DPA for consideration. You can view the letter here.

    On 19 September 2016 a Special Council meeting held in relation to the Development Plan Amendment. View the agenda here(External link)(External link) and minutes here.(External link)(External link)

    On 27 September 2016, Council has formally written to the Minister for Planning. You can view the letter here.

    Council has responded to the Minister for Planning's requested changes in respect to the DPA (view the Lord Mayor's response letter here and view the Minister for Planning's letter here). In respect to this response, to read the Council report:

    > Strategic Planning and Development Planning Committee Agenda 28 February 2017.

    > Adelaide City Council minutes 28 February 2017.

    In respect to Councils overall position on the DPA, it can be summarised as follows:

    The DPA allows the continuation of the health and education sectors within North Adelaide while ensuring new development is complementary to the dynamic and culturally rich heritage.

    The DPA continues to allow the colleges and institutions sites to operate in the same way within their existing land holdings. This will enable the colleges and institutions to continue meet the contemporary demands of the sectors and provide services to the community, including the provision of aged care, student accommodation, education and hospital services.

    The Archer West Policy Area has been introduced so the heritage listed buildings are retained while allowing the redevelopment of incompatible buildings. Over time, built form will be allowed up to six storeys on large consolidated sites and sited away from street frontages and existing low scale residential properties. This will provide for an increase in population with a limited amount of non-residential uses.

    The DPA retains all existing heritage listed buildings and provides additional policy to ensure new development is located and designed to protect the fabric and setting of these historically important buildings.

    The DPA seeks to protect the high level of amenity enjoyed by existing residents by providing a range of policies to ensure any new development on these sites:

    • Provides new buildings designed to fit in with existing historic streetscapes

    • Maintains low scale buildings on streets and near residential boundaries i.e. taller built-form is setback from streets and boundaries

    • Site buildings to limit overshadowing

    • Site buildings off residential boundaries

    • Design high activity areas to minimise noise and disturbance

    • Maintain visual privacy through balcony and window design

    • Provide a high level of landscaped open space

    In addition, Council will continue to work with the State Government for better public transport services in North Adelaide and work with the land owners to influence travel behaviour to reduce the reliance on private vehicle travel and reduce the need to use streets for car parking.

    The DPA retains the requirement for public notification of development proposals to adjoining sites (other than minor applications).

    Strong planning controls (i.e. “non-complying”) remain in place for land uses that are not considered appropriate in a residential context and for buildings that exceed the stated maximum number of building levels (i.e. will require a special application process, public notification and adjoining neighbour appeal rights).


  • Other planning changes

    6 months ago

    Council and the Minister for Planning have been working on a program of Development Plan Amendments (DPA's) to improve city design, support residential development, support the health and education sectors and retain our heritage assets.

    On 29 May 2017, the Minister for Planning announced that he has approved several DPAs, released a new Heritage Places (Institutions and Colleges) DPA for consultation and is progressing with a number of other planning initiatives to plan for the future of Adelaide and South Australia. I have attached with this correspondence a document summarising these items and where you can find more information.

    Development... Continue reading

    Council and the Minister for Planning have been working on a program of Development Plan Amendments (DPA's) to improve city design, support residential development, support the health and education sectors and retain our heritage assets.

    On 29 May 2017, the Minister for Planning announced that he has approved several DPAs, released a new Heritage Places (Institutions and Colleges) DPA for consultation and is progressing with a number of other planning initiatives to plan for the future of Adelaide and South Australia. I have attached with this correspondence a document summarising these items and where you can find more information.

    Development Plan Amendments:The Minister for Planning has made a decision on the following DPA’s:

    · North Adelaide Large (Institutions and Colleges) DPA – Gazetted 30 May 2017

    · North Adelaide Former Channel 9 Site DPA – Gazetted 30 May 2017

    · Capital City (Design Quality) DPA – Gazetted 30 May 2017

    These decisions mean that the Adelaide (City) Development Plan is updated from the 30 May 2017 and will be used to assess any development applications lodged from this date forward.

    The Minister for Planning approved a number of changes to the Planning System. You can view a summary sheet here.