Policy position on heritage & character
2 May 2019
The State Planning Commission has outlined the ways in which the new planning system can protect heritage and character in our community and improve the design quality of our built environment
The State Planning Commission is committed to addressing community concerns around the preservation of heritage and character in our neighbourhoods and the design quality of our built environment.
To this end, and in preparation for the release of Phase Two and Phase Three of the Planning and Design Code (the Code), a number of documents are now available that outline the Commission’s policy position on these key matters.
These documents describe how the new Code will protect our heritage and character places and how the planning system as a whole can elevate the role of design to achieve safe, functional, accessible, connected and sustainable neighbourhoods and towns. These documents are available below.
South Australians will have an opportunity to have their say on these policy positions when the next phases of the Code are released on statutory consultation (mid-2019 for regional council areas and late 2019 for metropolitan council areas).
- State Planning Commission overview of neighbourhood growth and change (PDF, 2970 KB)
- Practitioner overview of heritage and character in the new planning system (PDF, 391 KB)
- Practitioner snapshot of heritage and character in the new planning system (PDF, 1993 KB)
- Community guide to heritage and character in the new planning system (PDF, 1700 KB)
- Community guide to design in the new planning system (PDF, 8649 KB)
- A guide to demolition control for heritage in the new planning system (PDF, 105 KB)
- Heritage in Transition - Practitioner Guide (PDF, 1024 KB)
- Learn more about how neighbourhood growth and change will be addressed in the Planning and Design Code