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Darrell O'Brien

13 Feb 2019

The first priority for the planning regulations need to be the planning of Water,Electricity,sewer and communications supply equipment.
The government needs to Plan where water will come from, will water come from Murray river or will water come from desalination plant.
the government needs to plan where electricity will come from for the next fifty years not only 5 years. The building of a thorium power station to grow with the population growth and reduction of cost of power. The NBN is nearly rolled out and planning of new areas must involve underground supplies of power and electricity.
The government should be planning where the next housing development area will be and planning future access to the city area and employment area whether it be a technology area or manufacturing area for employment. The government should be planning high speed trains for transport to help grow new areas.
The government should plan a new route for trucks and trains between Tailem bend and Adelaide and Port Adelaide possibly via Strathalbyn and Southern Expressway.
New Housing areas could complement Tailem Bend and Strathalbyn and a new town between Southern Expressway and Tailem bend (50 year Plan).

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DPTI Planning Reform > Darrell O'Brien

19 Feb 2019

Thank you for your ideas Darrell.

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Christopher Goulding

05 Feb 2019

I have read through the fact sheet and was concerned that within the industry group there are no stakeholders like power (SAPN) Water (SA Water) communications (nbn / Telstra) as all of these stakeholders play such a major part in both the provision of services but also deal with the local councils to provision them.

Power, Water, communications forms an integral part in not only lodgement on the proposed new system but also accessibility within the same system for all lodgements would mean seemless provision and coordination of provision of services for the development.

SA Water need to open cut the road to provide sewage and water access - disturbing the bitumen, communications need to do the same thing... there is s complete lack of coordination between suppliers and timing for a development.

This could be brought together under the system so the road is only opened up once instead of 3 times?

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Coordination
Service supplier notifications and applications All referenced back to the main application creating a consistent approach to development and services required as part of a development.

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DPTI Planning Reform > Christopher Goulding

07 Feb 2019

Hi Christopher, thanks for your comments.
If you have any further ideas of how utility works can be better coordinated, we encourage you to provide a formal submission; however your comments here will be noted.

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Margaret Nelson

31 Jan 2019

I don't know if this is the right place to comment but in researching affordable housing for two young professionals, I went on to the affordable housing site. As far as I could work out there were either disgusting hovels, poor housing, go live in the country miles away from your work and family, and / or very expensive one or two bedroom flats that are supposed to be affordable, still with a hefty deposit. These one bedroom flats are potentially just slums of the future. They are not homes, they are fancy hostel type accommodation, maybe okay for a young single with a good income for a starter. But not all people who need affordable housing are young singles with a good income. $380,000 for a one bedroom flat is a con. Not for families. No matter they have some fancy environmental features (all new housing should have that as normal) or are near the sea (rising waters will put the cost down), and near amenities you won't be able to afford because you are paying off your hostel room. This is still not helping the lower income earners or families. While I am sure some people have benefited, I cannot see that this is affordable housing overall. How do we know multi story flats put up overnight are safe? Durable? Too many people know or have worked for builders who have taken short cuts and risked integrity of buildings. I don't trust it. thanks for the opportunity to comment.

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DPTI Planning Reform > Margaret Nelson

07 Feb 2019

Hi Margaret, thank you for your comments.

South Australia has an affordable housing scheme that endeavours to link people earning under a certain income threshold to a house. There are a number of different types of housing available through this scheme across the state to meet the varying needs of our diverse communities. Houses within this scheme are generally priced under $407,000 within metropolitan Adelaide (less within the regions and for apartments). While this is a dedicated program, there can also be a number of houses that are within or under this price range available on the open market.

South Australia also has a unique financing program through Home Start. This system assists people on low-medium incomes to purchase dwellings with minimal deposit, unique income streams and other situations. Repayments are set at an agreed and affordable rate. For your information I have attached a link to their website www.homestart.com.au

We hope this information assists you with your research.

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Samela Harris

25 Jan 2019

It is a lot of reading - and still I can't see any mention of Category 1. Is this intended to remain as is?

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DPTI Planning Reform Communications & Engagement > Samela Harris

25 Jan 2019

Hi Samela, thank you for your question.
The 3 categories of public notification under the Development Act 1993 (Category 1, Category 2 and Category 3) will no longer apply under the new Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. Instead, there will be three categories of development – accepted, code assessed and restricted.

Accepted development does not require planning consent (only building consent).

Code assessed development is either ‘deemed-to-satisfy’ or ‘performance assessed’. Deemed-to-satisfy development must be granted planning consent, and will not be publicly notified. Performance assessed development is assessed on its merits and will be publicly notified, unless specifically exempted by the Planning Rules.

Restricted development will always be publicly notified.

Current Category 1 development means that a development application will not be publicly notified. So in the new planning system, both deemed-to-satisfy development, as well as certain performance assessed development, would have the same effect as a current Category 1 application for public notification purposes.

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DPTI Planning Reform Communications & Engagement

21 Jan 2019

Hi Robyn, the link has been re-set and is now working. Please try again to gain access to the survey.
Thank you for comment.

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Robyn Dunstan

20 Jan 2019

The online survey link does not appear to work

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DPTI Planning Reform Communications & Engagement

17 Jan 2019

Thank you for your feedback Paul.

We encourage you to provide a formal submission; however your comments will be noted.

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Paul McRostie

17 Jan 2019

The reforms are making processing applications difficult for Regional Councils. With low DA numbers Regional Councils cannot justify paying Planning and Building staff metro wages due to the qualifications they have and will need in regional Councils. These reforms are losing focus of Mr Rau initial quicker,easier, faster approach.

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