Heritage standards

Applications for development approval in a State Heritage Area are required to be referred, by the relevant authority, to the Minister responsible for the Heritage Places Act 1993. The Minister delegates assessment and decisions to Heritage South Australia in the Department for Environment and Water.

Heritage South Australia’s Heritage Standards are an assessment tool, linked to the State Heritage Area Overlay within the Planning and Design Code. Heritage Standards provide principles and acceptable minimum standards for development proposals and form the basis of Heritage South Australia’s decisions on proposed development referrals.

State Heritage Areas

The Heritage Standards (Colonel Light Gardens State Heritage Area) are the first Standards for a State Heritage Area to be completed as part of the new planning system for South Australia.

The Heritage Standards were developed by Heritage South Australia, in consultation with landowners, Planning and Land Use Services, the City of Mitcham, the South Australian Heritage Council, the community and key community groups.

Heritage Standards will be developed for all State Heritage Areas, in consultation with landowners and key stakeholders, replacing the current State Heritage Area Guidelines for development.

Heritage South Australia will continue to use the existing Guidelines for Development for other State Heritage Areas as the basis of heritage assessments and decisions for any referred development proposals, until such time as new Heritage Standards are developed.


Further information

For further information about Heritage Standards contact Heritage South Australia on (08) 8124 4922 or email DEW.StateHeritageDA@sa.gov.au.