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Comments on the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Bill 2015

2015-10-08 SUBMISSION – Community Alliance SA Planning Development and Infrastructure Bill 2015

The Community Alliance submission to Minister for Planning John Rau was emailed to him on 8th October, followed by a copy in snail mail.

Tom Matthews thanks all those who contributed to a document that reflected Community Alliance concerns in a very tight Government timeframe. However, the huge Bill will need additional comment as additional issues are identified.

General Meeting Thursday 30 July 2015

Minutes of general meetings are circulated to members of the Community Alliance.

At this meeting guest speaker Matthew Loader, Legislative Reform Program Leader, DPTI, gave a presentation on the planning reform process to date and some insights into the legislation being drafted (draft legislation now expected in September). There will “probably be a four to six week process” after this for “exchange of information and views” and DPTI will arrange some information sessions to be run by a community advisor. Legislation will certainly not be able to be passed before December.

Matthew gave permission for his slide show to be posted on the Community Alliance website. He needs to change dates for “Next steps” on slide 32, so steps have been removed and await Matthew’s update. He may also update slide 31 (four stages) in due course. (This 4 MB slideshow may take a minute to download.)

Matthew’s presentation on the night – to be updated

A day in the life

Inner city residents are concerned that the character of suburbs is being undermined on all fronts
Letter to the Sunday Mail editor

All people who love Adelaide for its unique qualities protest that the park lands should be preserved for our health and future generations, intact. Take away the lungs and the patient tends to get sick!

We care about Adelaide. It IS our backyard and some of us have very little else in the way of a backyard.

Chequered Copper (Lucia limbara)The rare Chequered Copper butterfly (Lucia limbara) is dependent on remnant vegetation in the parklands. Learn more!

Park Lands Development Plan Amendment (DPA)

The Planning Minister released the draft Park Lands Development Plan Amendment (DPA) for consultation until 15th July: “The purpose of the DPA is to review land use policy within the Park Lands Zone to ensure that appropriate public infrastructure projects— such as the O-Bahn City Access Project—can be assessed on ‘merit’, with a focus on selected Policy Areas within the Zone. The proposed changes in the DPA will see the removal of ‘public infrastructure works’ from being considered as non-complying forms of development in selected Policy Areas of the Park Lands Zone.” Continue reading Park Lands Development Plan Amendment (DPA)

Who is driving development in Gawler?

A story on page 10 of Gawler’s Bunyip today – more on what is or isn’t or may be happening in Concordia
15-07-01 Story in the Bunyip - The Concordia Debate

Residents in Gawler are concerned at rumours of yet another large-scale residential development on their doorstep. It appears that structure plans are being drawn up for new housing to accommodate 8,000 dwellings (for 18,000 people) in an area known as Concordia, on the north-east side of Gawler. Continue reading Who is driving development in Gawler?