04 November 2013

DPA3 changes not all bad

It seems the new approval of the corridors Development Plan is not all doom and gloom. I have borrowed the detail of this from  KelledyJones Lawyers recent alert to Councils. This time I'll highlight the good stuff in green and the dodgy stuff in purple.
Amendments have been made from the draft DPAs which were the subject of public consolidation, to reflect the views of the community received during that consultation period. Notable changes from the draft DPAs include:
the changing of some storey limits and the removal of some areas from the new Zone;
increasing the requirements for onsite car parking and removing certain provisions which allowed developments to exceeded height limits;
amending interface policies to strengthen protections for residents in adjoining residential areas; and
changing public notification requirements to ensure that all proposed developments of three or more storeys adjacent to a residential zone are notified.
Accompanying the gazettal of these DPAs, the Government today released the sixth stage of its Building a Stronger South Australia policy. This policy, the Housing in the City policy, aims to:
create a new DAC sub-committee to assess all development applications within Urban Corridor Zones of five or more storeys. This sub-committee will include a nominee from each Council with an Urban Corridor Zone to examine proposals within their Council area;
extend the Design Review process to proposed developments within Urban Corridor Zones of five or more storeys;
develop design guidelines for new housing within the Urban Corridor Zone and establish a new architecture and design centre to promote high standards of design and development;
work with Councils in whose areas the new Urban Corridor Zones will operate to upgrade public spaces and streetscapes; and
extend stamp duty concessions for off-the-plan apartment sales to apartments within Urban Corridor Zones.

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