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Streamlining planning assessments

STREAMLINING PLANNING ASSESSMENTS

Residential code information session

1 August 2012 regulations


Overview

Overview

Background to amendments

Procedural amendments

Definition amendments

Design standards

Resources

Further information.

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Background to amendments

Background to amendments

  • Residential code – staged introduction – first quarter 2009

  • Year 1 Review – LGA-SA submission – August 2010

  • Ministerial Working Group

    • established November 2010 – LGA-SA, councils and industry

    • review workshop - February 2011

  • DPAC review - May 2011

  • Cabinet approval – August 2011

  • Independent peer review – September 2011

  • Ministerial Working Group – final check – March 2012

  • Drafting – September 2011-February 2012

  • Regulations – Gazetted – 31 May 2012

  • Regulations – Operative – 1 August 2012.

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Procedural amendments

Procedural amendments

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Schedule 5

Schedule 5

  • Schedule 5 (Regulation 15)

    • council may dispense with but not add to the requirements of Schedule 5 in relation to residential code development

  • Schedule 5 - reduction of requirements

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Schedule 5 reduction of requirements

Schedule 5 – Reduction of requirements

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Schedule 5 – Reduction of requirements

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Schedule 5 – Reduction of requirements

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Streamlining planning assessments

Schedule 5 – Reduction of requirements

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Schedule 5 – Reduction of requirements

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Notification

Notification

  • 5 business day notification (Regulation 16)

  • If an application identifies the development as residential code development or Schedule 1A (Cl. 3 to 9), a council within 5 business days must:

    • is or is not Schedule 4 or 1A compliant

    • if not, the reasons for non-compliance

  • The 5 business day notification is contained within the existing 10 business day assessment time frame.

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Development assessment form

Development assessment form

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Standard form

Standard form

  • Schedule 4 Clause 2A and 2B DA Form

  • ‘Smart’ form

    • easier for applicants

    • reduces errors

    • results in better applications.

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Definition amendments

Definition amendments

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Building line

Building line

A line drawn parallel to the wall on the building closest to the boundary of the site that faces the primary street

Projections from the building (eg. carport, verandah, porch, bay window) to be excluded.

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Definition amendments1

Definition amendments

AHD Australian Height Datum (as it relates to inundation)

ARI Average Recurrence interval of a flood event

Relevant Wall or Structure means any wall or structure that is due to development that has occurred, or is proposed to occur, on the relevant allotment but does not include any fence or retaining wall between the relevant allotment and an adjoining allotment

Attributable Wall – Deleted.

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Primary street

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(iii) in any other case - the road that forms part of the street address of the building, as determined by the council for the relevant area when it is allocated numbers to buildings and allotments under Section 220 of the Local Government Act , 1999.

Primary street

OR

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A Watercourse Zone, a Flood Zone or Flood Plain delineated by the relevant Development Plan, or any other zone or area delineated as such a zone or area in a map in the relevant Development Plan, or otherwise indicated by requirements in the relevant Development Plan for minimum finished floor levels expressed by reference to ARI or AHD.

Flood Management Zone/Area

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Design standards

Design standards

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Flood management zone area

Flood Management Zone/Area

Flood Management Zone/Area exclusion does not apply if the dwelling is:

within a Flood Management Zone area that defines an AHD or ARI; and

the finished floor level (FFL) is ≥ the AHD or ARI in the Development Plan.

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Site area

Site area

  • Site area (in the case of more than one dwelling)

    • if the Development Plan prescribes different minimum site area and frontage requirements for detached or semi-detached dwellings the lesser quantitative criteria is to prevail.

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Indication of contamination history is not required when:

the previous use or activity was residential;

a site contamination audit report is produced; or

consent under the Development Act was granted on or after 1 September 2009 in relation to the division of land.

Contamination

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Driveway crossover – options now include:

use an existing or authorised access point under Section 221 of the Local Government Act; or

driveway or access point illustrated on a plan of division as approved under the Development Act; or

Driveway crossover

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Driveway crossover 2

  • Driveway crossover – options now include:

    • driveway not located within 6 metres of an intersection of 2 or more roads or pedestrian actuated crossing and will not interfere with street furniture, other infrastructure or a tree; or

    • will not require a driveway because the site is served by a roll-over kerb.

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Driveway gradient

  • 1 : 4 on average (only)

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Relevant wall on a boundary

Relevant wall on a boundary

  • Relevant wall on a boundary – (attributable wall deleted):

    • allowable length on boundary equals ≤ 45%

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Relevant wall separation

Relevant wall separation

  • Minimum 3 metre gap between relevant walls, unless:

    • on an adjacent site on the shared boundary there is an existing wall of a building that would be adjacent to or abut a proposed relevant wall.

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Upper storey and balconies

Upper storey and balconies

  • Upper storey window and balcony – 15 metre reserve:

    • “reserve” clarified to mean road reserve width or open space reserve

  • Upper storey window

    • deletion of “hinged at top” requirement

  • Upper storey balcony

    • clarification that “facing” refers to the longest side of the balcony

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Excavation

Excavation

  • Excavation – clarification:

    • excavation ≤ 1 metre vertical height; or

    • filling ≤ 1 metre vertical height;

  • If both excavation and filling total combination ≤ 2 metre.

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Waste disposal

Waste disposal

  • Waste disposal – “capable” of connection to a WCS that complies with the Public and Environmental Health Act 1987 (not “installed” and water and electricity supply deleted).

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Summary

Summary

5 business day confirmation (or otherwise)

Schedule 5

no additional requirements for residential code development

can dispense with requirements

overall reduction of requirements

Residential code DA form

new dwelling additions and new dwellings

addresses some design standards.

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Summary definitions

Summary—Definitions

  • Deletion of ‘attributable wall’

  • AHD

  • ARI

  • Building line

  • Flood Management Zone/Area

  • Primary street

  • Relevant wall or structure.

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Summary design standards

Summary—Design standards

Flood management exclusion

Site area

Contamination

Driveway crossover

Driveway gradient

Relevant wall length on boundary

Relevant wall separation

Upper storey reserve, window hinging and “facing”

Excavation

Waste disposal (“capable”).

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Resources

Resources

  • Fact sheet

  • Checklist for applicants

  • Standard DA ‘smart’ form

  • Guide to residential code and streamlined assessment

  • Regulations and gazette notices.

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Further information

Further information

  • Webwww.sa.gov.au/planning/rescode

  • Phone 8303 0600

  • Freecall country callers 1800 352 224

  • [email protected]

  • Information about the State government’s planning reforms go to www.dpti.sa.gov.au.

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