The Minister for Planning has considered the following proposals and declined to support them.
The Minister can decline a proposal to initiate a code amendment and can also decline a code amendment at the final stage of the process, following the completion of community engagement..
The reasons for declining a code amendment vary, however, reasons can include inconsistency with the State Planning Policies, significant environmental / social / infrastructure constraints, incompatible land uses or inappropriate impacts on primary production land and the efficient growth of townships.
Importantly, while regional planning work is underway, the Minister has determined that it would not be appropriate to proceed with code amendments that propose “rural living”. Rural living, also referred to as ‘country living’, involves housing development in rural areas on the fringes of townships and peri-urban areas of metropolitan Adelaide. This type of living can include some rural activity such as horse keeping, hobby farming or horticulture, and could have a significant impact on the land use planning surrounding townships, in particular, potentially constraining future urban growth or impacting on the efficient delivery of services and infrastructure.
Code amendments proposing rural living may be considered in future if councils seek to initiate them after the regional planning process is complete, having regard to what regional plans outline for those areas.
Summary of the Code Amendment
Pierson Pty Ltd
Pierson Pty Ltd (Designated Entity) proposes a Code Amendment in relation to the land located at 25 Pierson Street, Lockleys (the Affected Area). The Affected Area is presently within the Employment Zone and contains the Westpac Mortgage Centre and the Lockleys Child Care and Early Learning Centre. The Designated Entity has a vision to establish a medium density residential development on the Affected Area. This vision necessitates the Affected Area being rezoned from the Employment Zone to an alternate and appropriate neighbourhood-type zone. The Urban Neighbourhood Zone has been identified as an appropriate zone for the purposes of the Code Amendment.
The rezoning will facilitate the redevelopment of the Affected Area from an intensive commercial use to a primarily medium density residential use with smaller low scale non-residential uses that provide services to support the local community. The future redevelopment of the site in this way will provide opportunities to significantly improve the amenity of the locality and pedestrian linkages to the River Torrens Linear Park, together with opportunities to reduce hard paved surfaces on the site, increase impervious surfaces and allow opportunities to provide public open space.
In addition, the proposed rezoning aligns with a number of relevant State Planning Policies in relation to integrated planning (including housing density, diversity and affordability), design quality, employment lands, strategic transport infrastructure (including opportunities for non-car dependent travel), natural hazards and water quality. It also aligns with a number of relevant policies within the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide. In particular, the Code Amendment correlates with the 30-Year Plan policies in respect to transit corridors, growth areas and activity centres, design quality, housing mix, affordability and competitiveness, health, wellbeing and inclusion, the economy and jobs and transport.
Public consultation on this Code Amendment was held from 13 September 2021 to 24 October 2021.
- Proposal to initiate (PDF, 8851 KB)
- Letter from the Minister to the Designated Entity approving the initiation with conditions (PDF, 349 KB)
- Location/zoning map (PDF, 1802 KB)
- Code Amendment document (PDF, 26437 KB)
- Engagement plan (PDF, 1042 KB)
- Fact sheet (PDF, 660 KB)
Post consultation documents
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