The State Government introduced a new Bill into Parliament last week, which sets out how the new planning laws will be implemented.
The Statutes Amendment (Planning, Development and Infrastructure) Bill 2016 will not only pave the way for the implementation of the Planning Development and Infrastructure Act 2016, it will also make changes to the Act itself. The changes include decreasing further the role of the yet-to-be-formed State Planning Commission, while increasing the powers of the Planning Minister!
The alert from Kelledy Jones Lawyers gives the first detailed summary of the Bill and what it entails.
ADELAIDE TOWN HALL, MONDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2016
from 6.00-7.30 PM
TIME TO HAVE YOUR SAY ON LOCAL HERITAGE
We have to send the State Government a very clear message: HANDS OFF OUR HERITAGE!
More information on the public forum called by the Lord Mayor of Adelaide can be found here
Australia is building too many poor-quality high-rise apartment towers that are alienating to live in and have low environmental performance, one of the nation’s most widely respected residential architects has warned, in an article in The Age.
Other experts have warned against building too many central-city high-rises, while suburbs continue to sprawl outwards, with not enough medium density being built in the middle-ring suburbs. There also needs to be more green infrastructure – large parks and natural landscapes, and quality public streets and urban spaces – adding to features in apartments like communal rooftop and private balconies.
Though the article focuses on Melbourne, Adelaide is making many of the same mistakes. Is the Update to the 30-year Plan released on 25th August really moving Adelaide in the right direction?
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