What are your thoughts on Phase Two and Phase Three of the draft Planning and Design Code?

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Mary Morris

18 Nov 2019

Consultation for Phase Two - Rural Areas closes on November 29 2019 and Phase Three closes on 28 February 2020.
For hay and grain farmers in the Rural Areas the consultation period has been scheduled for the busiest time of the year when people are going day and night with hay and harvest work and haven't got time to fully consider and respond to the 1800+ page document.
In addition it appears that a planning commission forum to be held on 4 December 2019 in the Goyder Council area to address the renewable energy aspect of the Code will be held AFTER the deadline for submissions has closed. Consequently issues arising from the public forum will not be included in the Rural Areas consultation.
I request that the deadline for the Rural Areas consultation be extended to 28 February 2020 to allow the majority of broadacre farmers in the Rural Areas adequate time to complete their harvest, take advantage of the Christmas Holiday period and have still adequate time to consider and respond to the consultation documents.
It would not be appropriate to schedule a shorter consultation period for wine grape growers in the middle of vintage, so please extend the same courtesy to the grain and hay growers of the Rural Areas.
In addition, a forum on the renewable energy aspects of the Code run by the planning commission has been scheduled for 4 December in the Goyder Council Area which will only provide feed back AFTER the Rural Areas consultation period has closed.
If the planning commission is serious about proper and meaningful consultation with Rural Areas farming communities, then extending the deadline to February 28 must occur.

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Rob Mair

31 Oct 2019

I've read the Phase Two and Three of the draft Planning and Design Code and wow, it's a lot for the layman to absorb. However I have a scenario that I can't find an answer for in the many pages of the drafts.

I own a Tiny House On Wheels [THOW]. It is built to the codes for road transport and the few regulations regarding caravans which mainly cover safety. The size is 36m2. It is off-grid with all the modern conveniences of a small house. In fact it looks more like a well designed small building than a caravan. I wish to live in it permanently as my principal place of residence.

Scenario One.
I own a small residential allotment with all services nearby. There are no other structures on the site. Can I place my THOW on the allotment?

Scenario Two.
I placed an advertisement in a country newspaper wanting to rent space on a rural property to park my THOW. I received several replies from landowners of both vacant acreage and occupied by the owners properties.

The question that I have, will the above by legally possible under the new Planning and Design Code as in the current drafted form or will it need amendments?

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Julie Fiedler

15 Oct 2019

It is really great news to have the 'or hand feeding' dropped from the definition of horse keeping. For nearly 20 years Horse SA has been lobbying for a change in the current regulation. CURRENT REGULATION (LAW): Horse keeping means “the keeping or husbandry of horses where more than 1 horse is kept per 3 hectares of land used for such purposes or where hand feeding of a horse is involved" (Development Regulations 2008 Definitions—Schedule 1)
PROPOSED NEW LAW: Horse keeping means “the keeping or husbandry of horses where more than 1 horse is kept per 3ha of land used for such purposes". (Pg. 2966, Part 7 of the Code - Land Use Definitions
This is a much-needed change which is most welcome.
Julie Fiedler, Executive Officer, Horse SA.

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DPTI Planning Engagement > Julie Fiedler

24 Oct 2019

Hi Julie,
Thank you for your feedback on the draft Planning and Design Code for Phase Two and Phase Three.
We encourage you to submit your feedback as a formal submission so that it can be considered as part of the consultation, by filling out the submission form on the SA Planning Portal at www.saplanningportal.sa.gov.au/have_your_say/Draft_Planning_and_Design_Code_for_South_Australia#feedback
The submission form includes a number of sections that relate to specific topics within the Code, as well as a section for general feedback.
Cheers, DPTI Planning Engagement Team

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DPTI Planning Engagement > Julie Fiedler

24 Oct 2019

Hi Julie,
Thank you for your feedback on the draft Planning and Design Code for Phase Two and Phase Three.
We encourage you to submit your feedback as a formal submission so that it can be considered as part of the consultation, by filling out the submission form on the SA Planning Portal at www.saplanningportal.sa.gov.au/have_your_say/Draft_Planning_and_Design_Code_for_South_Australia#feedback
The submission form includes a number of sections that relate to specific topics within the Code, as well as a section for general feedback.
Cheers, DPTI Planning Engagement Team

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