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Draft Planning and Design Code for Phase Two and Phase Three

CLOSED: draft Code for rural and urban South Australia


On 1 October 2019, the draft Planning and Design Code went on consultation for Phase Two councils (rural areas) and Phase Three councils (urban areas).

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The Planning and Design Code (the Code) is the cornerstone of the new planning system that will help revolutionise the way that development is regulated in South Australia. Consultation on the Code represents an important opportunity for South Australians to influence the way we live, work and move.

The Code is being developed in three phases and once completed will replace 72 development plans with one universal, state-wide document. On 1 July 2019, Phase One of the Code became operational for out of council areas.


Next steps for the Planning and Design Code

Following the close of consultation of the draft Planning and Design Code for Phase Two (Rural areas) and Phase Three (Urban areas), a What We Have Heard Report will be released on the SA Planning Portal summarising the key issues heard during consultation.

The State Planning Commission will consider the feedback received in making amendments to the Code and will prepare an Engagement Report that will outline what was heard during consultation and how the Code could be amended in response to submissions. The Engagement Report will be forwarded to the Minister for consideration in making a decision and then be released on the SA Planning Portal.

Following the Minister’s approval, the finalised Planning and Design Code along with the ePlanning platform will be made publicly available so that everyone has an opportunity to see and experience it before it is implemented in SA’s rural areas in July and urban areas in September.

The Planning and Design Code and the State Planning Reform


Phase Two councils (rural areas)

Phase Two of the Planning and Design Code includes rural council areas with small towns and settlements, excluding regional towns and cities. The Planning and Design Code will become operational in these areas in July 2020.

List of Phase Two council areas (PDF, 945 KB)

What was on consultation

Draft maps of the Planning and Design Code for Phase Two councils (rural areas) were on consultation from 1 October 2019 to 29 November 2019 for 8 weeks.

The maps include the location of zones, sub-zones, overlays and Technical and Numeric Variations (TNVs).


Download the spatial layers

Spatial layers for zones, subzones, overlays and TNVs were made available for download during the consultation period. These spatial layers are draft datasets which are subject to change and must not be utilised for any other purpose.

Dowload the spatial layers for zones, subzones, overlays and TNVs (ZIP, 333 MB)


Mapping inconsistencies

There are known mapping inconsistencies between current development plans and the draft Planning and Design Code which will be addressed through the consultation process.

Download the list of mapping inconsistencies (PDF, 592 KB)

Please contact DPTI.PlanningReform@sa.gov.au if further inconsistencies are found.

Historic Area Statements for Phase Two councils were on consultation from 4 November 2019 to 6 December 2019.

Historic Area Statements articulate key historic features and characteristics of historic areas which are identified within the Historic Areas Overlay.

The Historic Areas Overlay applies to Phase Two council areas which include:

Further information on the Historic Area Overlay and the use of Historic Area Statements is contained in the draft Practice Guideline (Interpretation of the Local Heritage Places Overlay, Historic Area Overlay and Character Area Overlay) 2019 which is also currently on consultation.

The State Planning Commission have prepared a draft Practice Guideline to help interpret local heritage and character overlays in the proposed Planning and Design Code which was on consultation from 1 October 2019 to 28 February 2020.

Draft Practice Guideline for the interpretation of the Local Heritage and Character Overlays (PDF, 421 KB)

The Environment Protection Authority and the State Planning Commission have prepared a draft Practice Direction to guide practitioners in the risk-based assessment of site contamination matters in the development assessment process.

This Practice Direction was on consultation from 1 October 2019 to 28 February 2020.

Draft Practice Direction for Site Contamination Assessment (PDF, 372 KB)

The Practice Direction has been designed to work in conjunction with the Site Contamination General Policy and Referrals sections of the Planning and Design Code. Supporting amendments to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) Regulations 2017 will also occur prior to the formal commencement of the Code.

Submissions received


Phase Three councils (urban areas)

Consultation on Phase Three of the draft Planning and Design Code closed at midnight on 28 February 2020. Phase Three of the Code includes urban council areas and councils with regional towns and cities. The Planning and Design Code will become operational in these areas in September 2020.

List of Phase Three council areas (PDF, 945 KB)

Update Report

In response to feedback from councils and communities, the State Planning Commission has released a Planning and Design Code Phase Three (Urban Areas) Code Amendment - Update Report. This report has been prepared by the State Planning Commission as the half-way point in the consultation phase for the draft Urban Areas (Phase Three) Code Amendment. The report highlights some key proposals for improvement to the Code, including a range of technical and policy improvements that the Commission proposes to the Phase Three draft Code in response to feedback received during October and November.

Given the status of the consultation process, this is not intended to be a full summary of all proposed changes to the Phase Three Code and should not be taken as such, it is intended to provide support to the engagement process.

What was on consultation

Draft maps of the Planning and Design Code for Phase Three councils (urban areas) were on consultation from 1 October 2019 to 28 February 2020.

The maps include the location of zones, sub-zones, overlays and Technical and Numeric Variations (TNVs).


Download the spatial layers

Spatial layers for zones, subzones, overlays and TNVs are available for download during the consultation period. These spatial layers are draft datasets which are subject to change and must not be utilised for any other purpose.

Dowload the spatial layers for zones, subzones, overlays and TNVs (ZIP, 333 MB)


Mapping inconsistencies

There are known mapping inconsistencies between current development plans and the draft Planning and Design Code which will be addressed through the consultation process.

Download the list of mapping inconsistencies (PDF, 592 KB)

Please contact DPTI.PlanningReform@sa.gov.au if further inconsistencies are found.

The State Planning Commission has prepared draft Historic Area Statements and Character Area Statements for Phase Three councils (urban areas) which were on consultation from 19 December 2019 to 28 February 2020. Due to some incorrect mailing addresses, a small number of property owners have been provided an additional two weeks to 13 March 2020 to ensure they have an appropriate amount of time to provide comment.

Historic Area Statements provide detail for areas affected by a Historic Area Overlay in the proposed Planning and Design Code.

Character Area Statements provide detail for areas affected by a Character Area Overlay in the proposed Planning and Design Code.

A step-by-step guide also available to assist in finding the Statement relevant to individual property addresses in the Historic Area and Character Area Overlays.

The Historic Areas Overlay applies to Phase Three council areas which include:

Further information on the Historic Area Overlay, Character Area Overlay and the use of Historic Area Statements and Character Area Statements is contained in the draft Practice Guideline (Interpretation of the Local Heritage Places Overlay, Historic Area Overlay and Character Area Overlay) 2019 (PDF, 421 KB).

The State Planning Commission have prepared a draft Practice Guideline to help interpret local heritage and character overlays in the proposed Planning and Design Code which was on consultation from 1 October 2019 to 28 February 2020.

Draft Practice Guideline for the interpretation of the Local Heritage and Character Overlays (PDF, 421 KB)

Please include your feedback about the draft Practice Guideline in any of the heritage or character overlay sections within the submission form or template.

The Environment Protection Authority and the State Planning Commission have prepared a draft Practice Direction to guide practitioners in the risk-based assessment of site contamination matters in the development assessment process.

This Practice Direction was on consultation from 1 October 2019 to 28 February 2020.

Draft Practice Direction for Site Contamination Assessment (PDF, 372 KB)

The Practice Direction has been designed to work in conjunction with the Site Contamination General Policy and Referrals sections of the Planning and Design Code. Supporting amendments to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) Regulations 2017 will also occur prior to the formal commencement of the Code.

Submissions received

The submissions below (titled A-Z) include comments on Historic and Character Area Statements, Site Contamination, People and Neighbourhoods and Renewable Energy policies. Individual submissions received on these aspects are also listed below for reference.


Guidance material

If English is not your preferred language, please contact the Interpreting and Translating Centre on 1800 280 203 and ask for an interpreter to speak with Planning Reform.

Videos

This video demonstrates how to use the online map to look up the zones and overlays that apply to an address.

Page last modified Friday, 27 March 2020