Local Design Review Scheme
What is Design Review?
- supporting high-quality design
- improving access to independent and expert design advice early in the planning and design process
- supporting consistent and informed planning decisions
- facilitating collaboration between allied professionals that can positively contribute to professional development
The Local Design Review Scheme
The draft Scheme is designed to establish a consistent approach to delivering Local Design Review that will support council staff, private sector professionals and proponents.
Local Design Review under this new scheme will only be available to development proposals before they are lodged for assessment. The service will also be voluntary, providing proponents with a choice to participate and receive independent design advice.
The design advice is a summary of the Design Review session and is provided to the proponent to assist with design progression. The design advice will also be provided to the relevant authority for consideration when undertaking their assessment.
If a proponent chooses not to participate in Local Design Review, no design advice will be provided to the proponent or the relevant authority.
The diagram below illustrates how Local Design Review will operate within the context of South Australia's planning process.
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