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Re: Planning System Overhaul 2008

#46 Post by Londo Mollari » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:16 pm

ABC NEWS -Real Estate Institute keen on planning changes
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The Real Estate Institute is keen on proposed changes to planning laws. (ABC News: Cate Grant)

The Real Estate Institute of South Australia says proposed changes to planning and development laws will help home buyers get quicker building approvals.

The SA Government wants to streamline the system to promote more development along major transport corridors.

Institute president Robin Turner thinks changes would save time and money.

"It's going to cut down the time for the most basic approvals," he said.

"Some won't even be covered by the code so planners won't be wasting their time sitting at their desks approving shade cloth extensions and things of that nature. They can get into much more meaty things.
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11 transport orientated areas mapped out in 30yr plan for Adelaide
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June 10, 2008 11:44am

A 30-YEAR plan for the future of Adelaide will see up to 11 areas - ranging from the Clipsal site at Bowden to West Lakes - earmarked as transport oriented developments.

Other areas earmarked by the Government include Marion/Oaklands and Noarlunga.

The new developments will closely follow similar projects in Portland, Oregon, and Subiaco in WA.

The plan is the result of a 12-month investigation by a committee headed by Labor MP Michael O'Brien and will see the creation of high density housing close to new electrified rail and tram lines.

The Government says the aim is not only to create environmentally sustainable living but to help combat rising petrol prices.

"A decade from now, people won't be running a second car,'' Mr O'Brien said.

Treasurer Kevin Foley, who unveiled the $2 billion transport infrastructure plan which will underpin the new transport-oriented-development (TODs) in his Budget last week said new planning laws would "make Adelaide the most exciting, modern, 21st century sustainable city''.

Other elements of the plan, first reported on AdelaideNow today, include:

SIMPLIFIED and faster assessment of new housing and home renovations.

FIVE regional plans to help guide the development of the state outside of Adelaide.

A 25-YEAR rolling supply of broad acre land to meet the residential, commercial and industrial needs of a growing population and expanding economy.

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Re: Planning System Overhaul 2008

#47 Post by muzzamo » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:30 pm

This all seems so obvious and seems to make so much sense to me.. good stuff

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Re: Planning System Overhaul 2008

#48 Post by Norman » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:02 pm

I bet the Marion Shopping Centre traders are happy about a possible Oaklands TOD, as this area will continue to be a suburban hub for the inner south.

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Re: Planning System Overhaul 2008

#49 Post by AG » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:08 pm

This is a good move by the government. One should look at Subiaco over in Perth to see a TOD where the new development meshs in brilliantly with the existing buildings and the transport system (the train station in particular) plays an important role in moving people in and around the suburb.

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#50 Post by Londo Mollari » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:49 pm

Its great that finally the Report has been released and the policy launched for the Planning System.

I have been involved with the process since feb .. So i knew it was coming .. :) I thought it would get a great reaction from most of the Sensational Adelaide community, especially the Transit-Oriented Developments. The Clipsal site will be the first one, and I doubt we will have to wait too long for that!

I have asked to obtain copies of the briefing material handed to the Planning Industry this afternoon, I will forward it to Howie as soon as I get it.

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#51 Post by Will Derwent » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:11 pm

Londo Mollari wrote:Its great that finally the Report has been released and the policy launched for the Planning System.

I have been involved with the process since feb .. So i knew it was coming .. :) I thought it would get a great reaction from most of the Sensational Adelaide community, especially the Transit-Oriented Developments. The Clipsal site will be the first one, and I doubt we will have to wait too long for that!

I have asked to obtain copies of the briefing material handed to the Planning Industry this afternoon, I will forward it to Howie as soon as I get it.
I'd be very interested in getting a copy of that if it becomes available - a downloadable copy of the full document that goes to the Planners would be very interesting.

Keep me posted!

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Re: Planning System Overhaul 2008

#52 Post by Wayno » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:23 pm

yep, more details asap please. I'm excited!
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Re: Planning System Overhaul 2008

#53 Post by No Clever Alias » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:27 pm

Information, including a downloadable copy of the Planning Review's report to Cabinet is available on Planning SA's website... http://www.planning.sa.gov.au
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Re: Planning System Overhaul 2008

#54 Post by Londo Mollari » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:53 pm

Transport Corridors & TODs


Transport Corridors

Transport corridors join ‘activity centres’ together via the provision of effective and efficient public transport services. Transport corridors are usually centred around passenger train services, but can also be centred around road corridors. In Adelaide, the O-Bahn also fits the definition of a transport corridor.

In general, the land 400-500 metres either side of a designated Transport Corridor is examined for its potential for future investment and redevelopment.

Usually only selected nodes along a Corridor are ever developed, not the entire length of the corridor. In particular old or underutilised industrial areas can provide good potential, as do sites with particular attractions (for example, existing shopping centres, lakes, frontage to protected open space etc).

Transport Corridors in Adelaide

In Adelaide we have an opportunity to take greater advantage of our existing infrastructure – and to make new or renewed infrastructure viable – by putting additional people within walking distance of city centres and mass public transit each day.

Our network of city centres and the electrification of our train corridors provide exciting opportunities for achieving this.

The train corridors to the west (City – Port Adelaide/West Lakes/Outer Harbor), north (City-Elizabeth) and south (City-Noarlunga) have been identified as the first priorities for detailed investigation.

Increases in densities along selected major transport corridors and in growth precincts will allow change to be restricted in most existing areas of Adelaide.

Transit Oriented Developments (TODs) and Growth Precincts
TODs are neighbourhoods offering a mix of high-density, high-quality housing located with employment, mass transit connections, services and recreational activities.

In Adelaide, the electrification and extension of the rail network provides excellent opportunities to explore TOD development within selected transport corridors. In the first instance, sites at Bowden/Hindmarsh, West Lakes, Marion/Oaklands and Noarlunga provide excellent potential for further exploration.

In addition to TODs within Transport Corridors, there may also be other large sites which prove to be ideal for large scale urban renewal (these are called ‘brownfields sites’).

These Growth Precincts may include old industrial areas, low-value commercial areas or areas where the housing stock has aged. Playford North is a current example of this in Adelaide. The Government will examine other sites for potential larger scale urban renewal.

Use of State significant development powers

Once identified and structure planned, Transit Oriented Developments and some other Growth Precincts will be delivered using state significant development powers. This will speed the zoning and assessment processes for these areas, which will be a key to delivering the Plan for Adelaide.

Timely provision of infrastructure

An Infrastructure Coordinating Group comprising relevant State Government and utility agencies will be established to properly sequence the provision of infrastructure with the growth of new suburbs and the increases in densities within existing areas.

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Re: Planning System Overhaul 2008

#55 Post by Londo Mollari » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:56 pm

Structure Plans


A structure planning policy will be introduced as part of the planning system reforms. Structure plans will be prepared for all nominated growth precincts and other key sites, including TODs and fringe growth areas.

Structure plans outline the future ‘urban footprint’ of an area by setting the different proposed land uses (residential, commercial, community etc) and the location of roads, open space, community areas and infrastructure. Structure plans can also set outcomes and provide incentives for best practice water and energy efficiency early in the planning of a development.

The introduction of structure planning will:

allow the resolution of all major land issues early in the planning process, and avoid the same issues being revisited at each stage of the planning and development process. This will provide greater certainty for developers, investors and the community and will reduce the need for subsequent referrals to Government agencies
allow for more ‘as of right’ approvals for subsequent subdivision and development, and
provide for up-front community engagement and public consultation.
Detailed guidelines for preparing structure plans are now being developed to ensure a consistent and comprehensive process is followed across all areas.

The guidelines will accommodate the different types of structure plans that may be required – from those dealing with large broadacre land developments in outer areas through to new developments or urban renewal projects such as TODs.

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Re: Planning System Overhaul 2008

#56 Post by Wayno » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:59 pm

i bet each council in the affected areas will hold an "extraordinary planning meeting" tomorrow morning :-) Lots of details to be worked through, committees to be formed, agendas to be pushed, visits to foreign countries to see how othes have done it, lobbying, etc...

Bottom line: I hope they allow for a reasonable height in these high-density corridors. Anything less than 5-6 stories would be woeful in my opinion...
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Re: Planning System Overhaul 2008

#57 Post by Londo Mollari » Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:03 pm

This is a map of the proposed Transit Oriented Development Locations
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Re: Planning System Overhaul 2008

#58 Post by stelaras » Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:08 pm

I wasn't sure where this fits in.. maybe it deserves a thread on its own or maybe one already exists.. but the link below
http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/stor ... 01,00.html

hit online pages about 12pm today and talks about a 30 year master plan for the city. Embedded in the article is a PDF link that can be downloaded that talks about this plan which was a 12 month investigation by a committee headed by a labor MP. It draws ideas and projects from Portland, Oregon and Subiaco WA and demonstrates in parts how those states turned it around..There is a video attachment as well which talks about the changes that Subiaco took and how it has benefited after 20 years (despite the all sorts of people knocking the plan)

I would be most interested to hear everyone's opinion..

Maybe it deserves its own thread????

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Re: Planning System Overhaul 2008

#59 Post by Wayno » Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:09 pm

Londo Mollari wrote:This is a map of the proposed Transit Oriented Development Locations
where is the one immediately to the right of Castle Plaza located?
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Re: Planning System Overhaul 2008

#60 Post by Howie » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:49 pm

Thanks for those articles Londo Mollari! Just added some quote tags to your posts to clear them up abit... still digesting all the that's being proposed at the moment, but so far so good. I hope to make a lengthy comment on it soon! Thanks again.

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