Adelaide City Council is encouraging community involvement in exciting new city planning reforms and 77 proposed heritage listings.
Announced this week by Premier Jay Weatherill, Minister for Planning John Rau and Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood, the measures are set to boost city development and encourage innovative architecture, while retaining and protecting our city’s unique heritage and character.
“Council is committed to working with the State Government to demonstrate that city development and sensible heritage protection can work together,” said Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood.
“We have a common goal to grow the city and put a greater emphasis on design and planning, as reflected in the Capital City Development Plan Amendment and at the same time, Council also wants to retain the city’s unique character by proposing 77 buildings to be added to the local heritage list.”
Each of the proposed heritage listed properties have been individually reviewed by independent heritage experts and carefully considered by both Council and the Minister for Planning. Property owners are being personally informed by Council staff and the full list can be found:
“Local heritage listed buildings may not necessarily be exceptionally old or in original condition. They may also be worth protecting because of someone of importance has lived there, they represent a particular social period in the city or their construction technique is worth preserving,” Stephen said.
“Even with the heritage items, there will be adequate development capacity to meet the city’s growth targets over the next 30 years.”
Consultation on the proposed changes is open from today until 1 June 2012. Council is encouraging feedback on the new planning regimes, set out in the Capital City DPA, via the DPTI website, while comment on Council’s proposed local heritage listed buildings can be provided on the Your Say website or at Council’s New Planning Lab at 25 Pirie Street.
“Community input is vital in both consultation processes,” Stephen said.
“The Planning Lab has been specially set up so people can come and talk to a Council staff member and ask questions about the Heritage DPA as well as city planning, development and growth.
"We really want to hear from everyone to help inform our final decision. Whether you’re a resident, a business owner, a city worker, a planner or a developer – we strongly encourage you to get involved and tell us what you think.”