Code Amendments

The Planning and Design Code (the Code) is the cornerstone of South Australia’s new planning system.

The Code is a statutory instrument under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016, for the purposes of development assessment and related matters within South Australia.

From time to time, the planning and development system is amended to improve the way it works in South Australia.

By having your say, you can influence the way we plan and build under the new planning system.

In addition to the State Planning Commission, a wide range of proponents can initiate a Code Amendment with the approval of the Minister, including:

  • state agencies
  • a council or joint planning board
  • infrastructure providers
  • a person who has an interest in the land (private proponent).

The party responsible for the Code Amendment is the ‘Designated Entity’.

The status of all current Code Amendments is provided below or can be viewed on the Code Amendment Map.

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This viewer displays Code Amendments once they have been initiated, all the way through the process, and provides an overview on status, proposal and linkages to relevant information.

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Initiated

For further information about a specific Code Amendment, please contact the relevant Designated Entity identified below.

In addition to the investigations and consultation requirements outlined in a Proposal to Initiate, the Minister may apply additional conditions which the Designated Entity must comply with when undertaking a Code Amendment.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
Pierce Matthews Pty Ltd, Buckingham Arms Pty Ltd, GBS Café Pty Ltd (formerly Home Supplies Pty Ltd) and Seymews Nominees Pty Ltd (Walkerville)

Contact Details:
Richard Dwyer, Managing Director, Ekistics
T: (08) 7231 0286
E: rdwyer@ekistics.com.au

Overview:

The Proposal seeks to rezone approximately 6,200m2 of land adjacent Walkerville Terrace and Northcote Terrace, Gilberton, to support mixed use, medium density residential and commercial development. Consideration is being given to the potential application of the Urban Corridor (Living) Zone or similar zone to the site, to be determined by the outcome of investigations.

Initiation Approved by the Minister on 1 July 2021.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
Aldi Foods Pty Ltd (trading as Aldi Stores)

Contact Details:
Nigel Uren, Property Director
T: (08) 8249 8000
E: rgy.property@aldi.com.au

Overview:

The Code Amendment seeks to rezone land comprising a range of commercial businesses between 19-29 Glynburn Road, Glynde. 15-25 Glynburn Road is currently located with the Housing Diversity Neighbourhood Zone and 27-29 Glynburn Road is currently located with the Employment Zone.

The proposed Code Amendment seeks to rezone this land to a commercial zone that would allow for retail activity greater than 1000 square metres in area, and to exclude the restricted development pathway for this form of development.

Initiation Approved by the Minister on 15 February 2021.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
Clyde and Janice Phillips

Contact Details:
Bethany Hold, Holmes Dyer
T: (08) 7231 1889
E: engagement@holmesdyer.com.au

Overview:

The Code Amendment applies to approximately 12.14 hectares of vacant and underutilised land adjacent to Randell Road within the Alexandrina Council. The land is currently located within the Rural Living Zone and the Code Amendment does not seek to rezone the land. The Code Amendment will seek to reduce the existing Minimum Site Area from 2 hectares to 7,500 square metres to allow for the creation of up to 20 residential allotments.

Initiation Approved by the Minister on 4 June 2021.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
City of Charles Sturt

Contact Details:
John Tagliaferri
T: (08) 8408 1111
E: jtagliaferri@charlessturt.sa.gov.au

Overview:

The Code Amendment seeks to rezone approximately 11 hectares of land, adjacent Port Road, Albert Park. The land is currently located within the Strategic Employment Zone and Employment Zone and comprised primarily of large scale industrial and commercial buildings, a church, and low-density residential properties. The proposed Amendment will consider the potential application of zones from the Code Library, including the business zones (Urban Corridor, Business Neighbourhood and Suburban Business), the Housing Diversity Neighbourhood Zone and the Urban Neighbourhood Zone.

Initiation Approved by the Minister on 12 May 2021.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
Brian Virgo, General Manager, Riverlea, Walker Corporation

Contact Details:
Julie Jansen, Masterplan
T: (08) 8193 5600
E: JulieJ@masterplan.com.au

Overview:

The Code Amendment seeks to decrease the size of the existing Suburban Activity Centre Zone at Buckland Park from 60 hectares to 42 hectares and rezone the surplus 18 hectares to the Master Planned Neighbourhood Zone and associated Emerging Activity Centre Subzone. The proposed amendment would provide greater flexibility and allow for the development of local retail land uses, and will reduce the need to cross Legoe Road. The proposed the Emerging Activity Centre Subzone will allow for the development of local and neighbourhood level services and activities that can support the adjacent Suburban Activity Centre Zone.

Initiation Approved by the Minister on 4 June 2021.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
The Adelaide Hebrew Congregation Inc, Belljo Pty Ltd and Flemington Street Pty Ltd

Contact Details:
Lou Fantasia, Lou Fantasia Planning Pty Ltd
T: 0413 743 405
E: lou@loufantasiaplanning.com.au

Overview:

The Code Amendment seeks to rezone land, containing a Synagogue and associated facilities, at 13 Flemington Street, Glenside. The proposed rezoning seeks to apply the Housing Diversity Neighbourhood Zone or Strategic Innovation Zone to a former school, in the existing Community Facilities Zone, to enable medium density residential development.

Initiation Approved by the Minister on 15 February 2021.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
State Planning Commission

Contact Details:
PlanSA
T: 1800 752 664
E: DIT.CodeAmendmentCoordination@sa.gov.au

Overview:

The Code Amendment applies to the entire State and will seek to give effect to the Local Design Review Scheme, by specifying eligible classes of development as required by section 121(1) of the Planning, Design and Infrastructure Act 2016.

The Scheme will provide a consistent and collaborative approach to Local Design Review for those councils who choose to provide the service within their communities, as well as independent Design Review providers. The Scheme relates to specific classes of development, within specific locations, and will be designed to support high-quality design outcomes by providing independent and expert design advice early in the planning and design process.

Initiation Approved by the Commission on 17 May 2021.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
Pierson Pty Ltd

Contact Details:
Kayla Gaskin-Harvey, Future Urban
T: 0421 957 656
E: kayla@futureurban.com.au

Overview:

The Code Amendment seeks to rezone 48,700 square metres of land at 25 Pierson Street, Lockleys. The land is confined within a single allotment and currently contains the Westpac Mortgage Centre (office) and the Lockleys Child Care and Early learning Centre. The proposed amendment seeks to rezone the land from Employment Zone to Master Planned Neighbourhood Zone, to enable medium density residential development and building heights of up to 6 levels.

Initiation Approved by the Minister on 22 April 2021.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
District Council of Streaky Bay

Contact Details:
District Council of Streaky Bay
T: (08) 8626 1001
E: dcstreaky@streakybay.sa.gov.au

Overview:

The Code Amendment seeks to rezone approximately 13 hectares of vacant land on the north western boundary of Streaky Bay Township. The proposed amendment seeks to rezone the land from Deferred Urban Zone to Neighbourhood Zone, to allow for low density residential development that provides housing options adjacent the Streaky Bay Township.

Initiation Approved by the Minister on 13 February 2021.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
TSB Pty Ltd

Contact Details:
Michael Osborn, Director, Future Urban
T: 0408 808 143
E: michael@futureurban.com.au

Overview:

The Code Amendment seeks to rezone two vacant allotments, of approximately 6 hectares, with frontage to Gumeracha Road, O'Sullivan Beach. The land is comprised of the former Hills Industries site and located south of an established residential area. The proposed amendment seeks to rezone the land from Strategic Employment Zone to General Neighbourhood Zone, to allow for low to medium density residential development.

Initiation Approved by the Minister on 6 May 2021.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
Chief Executive, Attorney-General's Department

Contact Details:
PlanSA
T: 1800 752 664
E: DIT.CodeAmendmentCoordination@sa.gov.au

Overview:

The Code Amendment seeks to rezone approximately 2,400 hectares of land, which is located adjacent to Point Lowly Road at Port Bonython and primarily owned by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.

The proposed amendment seeks to rezone the land from the Deferred Urban Zone to the Strategic Employment Zone and apply the Significant Industry Subzone. The land is almost entirely undeveloped and the proposal will allow for the expansion of the existing Strategic Employment Zone, which currently adjoins the southern and western boundaries of the land.

The proposal is of State strategic economic importance, and the affected area has been identified for potential renewable energy and hydrogen industry development occurring over the next five years. The proposed amendment would facilitate the anticipated development of the site, generating significant employment and economic opportunities in the region.

Initiation Approved by the Minister on 2 June 2021.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
YS Super Investments Pty Ltd

Contact Details:
Emily Nankivell, Future Urban
T: 0401 799 903
E: emily@futureurban.com.au

Overview:

The Code Amendment seeks to rezone approximately 6,300 square metres of land at 1-5 Nottage Terrace, Medindie and 43 Main North Road, Medindie.

The proposed amendment seeks to rezone the land from Suburban Business Zone and Established Neighbourhood Zone to Urban Corridor (Business) Zone, to enable a medium density mixed use residential, commercial and retail development. The proposal would allow for the development of two-storey townhouses along the existing residential interface and larger scale mixed use development, of up to 7 levels in height, closer to the main arterial road frontage.

Initiation Approved by the Minister on 22 April 2021.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
State Planning Commission

Contact Details:
PlanSA
T: 1800 752 664
E: DIT.CodeAmendmentCoordination@sa.gov.au

Overview:

The Code Amendment aims to review the current policy framework (spatial layers and policy content) of the six Hazard (Bushfire Risk) Overlays as well as explore other planning instruments and mechanisms to assist in mitigating bushfire hazard impacts.

The proposed amendment will seek to better align the Code with State Planning Policy 15: Natural Hazards by ‘building the resilience of communities, development and infrastructure from the adverse impacts of natural hazards’. The Code Amendment will be informed by mapping prepared by a State and Commonwealth project initiative, with funding assistance from the National Disaster Resilience Grant Scheme 2015-18.

Initiation Approved by the Commission on 4 February 2021.

No code amendment items found

On consultation

All Code Amendments must go on public consultation before a decision is made and must comply with the Community Engagement Charter.

Amendments are published on PlanSA for you to have your say and consultation may also involve public events, public notices and brochures.

It is important to note that the consultation approach will be different for each Code Amendment. A Community Engagement Plan outlining how the engagement will be undertaken, and information about how to have your say for each amendment, is provided below.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
ACP Mooringe Pty Ltd

Contact Details:
Nitsan Taylor, Holmes Dyer
T: (08) 7231 1889
E: engagement@holmesdyer.com.au

Overview:

ACP Mooringe Pty Ltd is proposing to rezone 1.2 hectares of disused industrial land at 65-73 Mooringe Avenue, Plympton, to facilitate development of the site for residential purposes. The land has undergone significant remediation to ensure it is suitable for residential use.

The land is currently zoned Strategic Employment and was formerly used by Boral for industrial purposes. It is proposed to rezone the land Housing Diversity Neighbourhood, which envisages medium density housing to support a range of needs and lifestyles within easy reach of a diversity of services and facilities.

The subject land has the potential to be a key strategic infill site, offering the opportunity for increased density and a diverse range of housing options, providing affordability and choice to better meet the changing needs of the community.

Rezoning of the site supports the urban regeneration and housing supply goals of The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide (2017 Update) by utilising established urban areas for residential infill development and encouraging population growth in proximity to community infrastructure and services.

Due to the Stage 5 lockdown which came into effect in South Australia on 20 July 2021 in response to COVID-19, we wish to advise that the consultation period for the 65-73 Mooringe Avenue, Plympton Code Amendment will be extended until 26 August 2021. This timeframe will be reviewed in the event of any further lockdowns that occur during the consultation period.

Code Amendment consultation documents

Supporting materials

Submission details – have your say

Via the online submission form: Public Feedback on the Code Ammendment "65-73 Mooringe Avenue, Plympton Code Amendment"

Email: engagement@holmesdyer.com.au (subject: Submission - 65-73 Mooringie Avenue, Plympton)

Post: Holmes Dyer Pty Ltd, Level 3/15 Featherstone Place, Adelaide 5000

Hard copies of the Code Amendment will be available at the front counter of the City of West Torrens at no cost.

No code amendment items found

Consultation completed

The engagement process for these Code Amendments has now been completed. The Designated Entity will review and summarise all submissions received.

At this stage, the Designated Entity may also need to undertake further investigations or meet with government agencies to resolve identified issues.

The Designated Entity must then prepare an Engagement Report which, once finalised, will be provided to the Minister for a decision.

The Minister may decide to:

  • adopt the Code Amendment as proposed during consultation
  • make alterations to the proposed Code Amendment and adopt the Code Amendment as amended
  • divide the Code Amendment into separate parts and adopt one or more of those parts
  • determine that the Code Amendment should not proceed.

The Minister has not yet made a decision on these Code Amendments.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
City of Charles Sturt

Contact Details:

T: (08) 8408 1111
E: council@charlessturt.sa.gov.au

Overview:

This rezoning process was commenced as a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) under the old planning system. If approved, the intent of the rezoning will be transitioned directly into the Planning and Design Code as a Code Amendment.

The focus of the DPA is to rezone the existing Urban Employment Zone in Kilkenny, north of the railway line. The affected area is proposed to be rezoned to facilitate higher density residential and mixed use development.

The DPA investigations confirm that the land is suited to residential infill and can be economically serviced. The draft DPA considers preferred building heights, transport, environmental noise, stormwater management, infrastructure and public open space.

Further information is available on the City of Charles Sturt website.

Supporting documents

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
Mount Barker District Council

Contact Details:

T: (08) 8391 7200
E: council@mountbarker.sa.gov.au

Overview:

This rezoning process was commenced as a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) under the old planning system. If approved, the intent of the rezoning will be transitioned directly into the Planning and Design Code as a Code Amendment.

The DPA proposes to rezone a portion of the Kanmantoo Copper Mine site to enable redevelopment of surplus mining facilities and infrastructure for employment activities.

Further information is available on the Mount Barker District Council's website.

Supporting documents

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
City of Mitcham

Contact Details:

T: (08) 8372 8888
E: mitcham@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au

Overview:

This rezoning process was commenced as a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) under the old planning system. If approved, the intent of the rezoning will be transitioned directly into the Planning and Design Code as a Code Amendment.

The DPA proposes to rezone land across Cumberland Park, Westborne Park, Hawthorn, Springfield, Belair, Blackwood, Eden Hills and Coromandel Valley to recognise and maintain valued residential character.

Further information is available on the City of Mitcham's website.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Contact Details:

T: (08) 8405 6600
E: service@cityofpae.sa.gov.au

Overview:

This rezoning process was commenced as a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) under the old planning system. If approved, the intent of the rezoning will be transitioned directly into the Planning and Design Code as a Code Amendment.

The DPA seeks to rezone light industrial land in Croydon Park to allow for mixed use residential and retail development.

Further information is available on the City of Port Adelaide Enfield's website.

Supporting documents

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
Town of Gawler

Contact Details:

T: (08) 8522 9211
E: council@gawler.sa.gov.au

Overview:

This rezoning process was commenced as a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) under the old planning system. If approved, the intent of the rezoning will be transitioned directly into the Planning and Design Code as a Code Amendment.

The DPA seeks to list 150 properties previously identified as contributory items (now Representative Buildings) as Local Heritage Places.

Further information is available on the Town of Gawler website.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
Mount Barker District Council

Contact Details:

T: (08) 8391 7200
E: council@mountbarker.sa.gov.au

Overview:

This rezoning process was commenced as a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) under the old planning system. If approved, the intent of the rezoning will be transitioned directly into the Planning and Design Code as a Code Amendment.

The DPA seeks to list 42 properties previously identified as contributory items (now Representative Buildings) as Local Heritage Places.

Further information is available on the Mount Barker District Council's website.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
City of Holdfast Bay

Contact Details:

T: (08) 8229 9999
E: mail@holdfast.sa.gov.au

Overview:

This rezoning process was commenced as a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) under the old planning system. If approved, the intent of the rezoning will be transitioned directly into the Planning and Design Code as a Code Amendment.

The DPA seeks to list 29 properties previously identified as contributory items (now Representative Buildings) as Local Heritage Places.

Further information is available on the City of Holdfast Bay's website.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
Town of Walkerville

Contact Details:

T: (08) 8342 7100
E: walkerville@walkerville.sa.gov.au

Overview:

This rezoning process was commenced as a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) under the old planning system. If approved, the intent of the rezoning will be transitioned directly into the Planning and Design Code as a Code Amendment.

The DPA seeks to list 54 properties previously identified as contributory items (now Representative Buildings) as Local Heritage Places.

Further information is available on the Town of Walkerville's website.

No code amendment items found

Finalised

The Minister has made a decision on the Code Amendments listed below.

When a Code Amendment is approved by the Minister and published in the Code, it must be referred to the Environment, Resources and Development Committee of Parliament for review. Submissions can be made to this Committee, who may make recommendations to the Minister about possible changes to the approved Code.

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
Minister for Planning and Local Government

Contact Details:
PlanSA
T: 1800 752 664
E: DIT.CodeAmendmentCoordination@sa.gov.au

Overview:

This rezoning process was commenced as a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) under the old planning system. When approved the intent of the rezoning was transitioned directly into the Planning and Design Code as a Code Amendment.

Further information is available on sa.gov.au.

Publication details

Date: 1 July 2021

Planning and Design Code Version Number: 2021.8

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
District Council of Robe

Contact Details:

T: (08) 8768 2003
E: council@robe.sa.gov.au

Overview:

This rezoning process was commenced as a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) under the old planning system. When approved the intent of the rezoning was transitioned directly into the Planning and Design Code as a Code Amendment.

The DPA rezoned land at Robe from Conservation Zone (Coastal Areas Overlay) to the Employment Zone.

Further information is available on the District Council of Robe's website.

Publication details

Date: 24 December 2021

Planning and Design Code Version Number: 2.2

Summary of the Code Amendment

Designated Entity:
District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula

Contact Details:

T: (08) 8676 0400
E: mail@dclep.sa.gov.au

Overview:

This rezoning process was commenced as a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) under the old planning system. When approved the intent of the rezoning was transitioned directly into the Planning and Design Code as a Code Amendment.

The DPA rezoned approximately 5000 square metres of land within the Infrastructure Zone to the Neighbourhood Zone. The rezoning will provide for approximately 5-6 residential allotments next to the existing Holly Rise residential estate in Coffin Bay.

Publication details

Date: 7 March 2021

Planning and Design Code Version Number: 2021.1

No code amendment items found