City of Adelaide Minor Amendments Amendment

Current status

The City of Adelaide Minor Amendments Development Plan Amendment (DPA) (2.2 MB PDF) was on public consultation from 25 July 2019 to 19 September 2019 and is currently under consideration by the Minister for Planning.

Interim Operation

The Minister has put this DPA on Interim Operation which places the amended policy into effect from the commencement of consultation (25 July 2019) until a final decision is made on the policy by the Minister (maximum time limit of 12 months).

This enables new development applications to be assessed against the revised criteria with the intention that they provide greater clarity and certainty for over height development and therefore provide for improved standards of design, sustainability and public realm outcomes.

Purpose of the amendment

The Minister is proposing to amend the Development Plan for the City of Adelaide to strengthen design standards and remove policy ambiguity in relation to over-height development in the Capital City Zone.

The DPA proposes to achieve this by:

  • ensuring that proposals for over-height development have appropriate regard to positive local context and are sympathetic to desired character and city form, including a transition of building heights
  • refining design and sustainability policy measures to improve policy expression and ensure their practical application to over-height development proposals in the zone, while ensuring higher standards of design and sustainability and a greater contribution to the public realm than for proposals that are within prescribed height limits
  • elevating the provision of affordable housing and the retention, conservation and re-use of heritage buildings and important character elements as standalone incentives to achieving over-height development.

Specifically, the following changes are proposed to PDC 21 of the Capital City Zone in the Adelaide (City) Development Plan:

  • amending part (a) of the policy to ensure that proposals for over-height development have appropriate regard to positive local context and are sympathetic to desired character and city form, including a transition of building heights
  • amending part (b) of the policy to refine design and sustainability policy measures to improve policy expression and ensure their practical application to over-height development proposals in the zone, while ensuring higher standards of design and sustainability and a greater contribution to the public realm than for proposals that are within prescribed height limits
  • elevating the provision of affordable housing and the retention, conservation and re-use of heritage buildings and important character elements as standalone incentives to achieving over-height development.

Area affected by the amendment

The community information sheet (2.0 MB PDF) includes a map of the area affected and also provides details about the proposed amendment and the amendment process.

The DPA affects land within the Adelaide (City) Development Plan.

Viewing the amendment

There are three ways to view the proposed amendment:

1. Download the City of Adelaide Minor Amendments DPA (2.2 MB PDF) document.

2. View a copy at:

  • City of Adelaide
    25 Pirie Street, Adelaide
    Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
    Phone: 8203 7203
  • Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
    Level 5, 50 Flinders Street, Adelaide
    Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
    Phone: 1800 752 664 (Option 4)

3. Ask the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to post the document to you.

Have your say

Consultation on Ministerial DPAs is managed by the South Australian State Planning Commission (the Commission), an independent statutory body which provides advice to the Minister on planning and development issues.

The period for receiving written public submissions closed at 5.00 pm on 19 September 2019.

A public meeting was held on 3 October 2019.


Related information

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Other websites

Downloads

Guide to development plans and development plan amendments (660.2 KB PDF)

For an alternative version of a document on this page contact Development plans and amendments team.


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Page last updated 14 October 2019

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