The State Planning Commission's (SPC) proposed state-wide Planning and Design Code for South Australia has been a controversial issue during the past few months with people unsure about how the changes will affect their suburbs.
The draft Code, which is likely to be implemented in September this year, will inform the type of development that can be built in your suburb, how many storeys, set back, car parking spaces and green space - as well as many other issues. The SPC and the Department of Planning Infrastructure and Transport (DPTI) has had the draft Code out for public feedback for a few months; this consultation period has now closed.
During the past few months our Council has been informing residents what the new Code is likely to mean. It is not an easy document to understand and, as a result, staff drafted a number of fact sheets to summarise information, however these fact sheets are not conclusive as the Code is subject to change. If you are unsure about the zoning of your property, you can search at westmaps or the SA Planning and Property Atlas
Our Council has been providing feedback to DPTI about what we'd like to see for West Torrens as we move forward. Below are summaries of our feedback to the State Government (note, this does not mean that our feedback will be taken into consideration in the final Planning and Design Code).