Draft Local Design Review Scheme

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We want your input in the new Local Design Review Scheme for South Australia which will provide new opportunities to support high-quality design.

What’s being decided?

Local governments in South Australia are increasingly offering design advisory services to proponents in varying formats.

To help establish consistent approach across the state, we are creating a new Local Design Review Scheme which sets out the requirements for councils wishing to provide Local Design Review within their communities

Consultation process

Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 26 June to 21 August 2020. Below is a record of the engagement.


We want your input in the new Local Design Review Scheme for South Australia which will provide new opportunities to support high-quality design.

What’s being decided?

Local governments in South Australia are increasingly offering design advisory services to proponents in varying formats.

To help establish consistent approach across the state, we are creating a new Local Design Review Scheme which sets out the requirements for councils wishing to provide Local Design Review within their communities, as well as independent Design Review providers.

We want your feedback on the draft Local Design Review Scheme, which includes details of the requirements and Local Design Review process. We have created a Consultation Guide which summarises the scheme and will help inform your feedback.

Progression of the Scheme will be guided by feedback received through this engagement process.

Get involved

Read the draft Scheme and Consultation Guide and have your say by:

ODASA Consultation
28 Leigh Street
Adelaide SA 5000

How can your input influence the decision?

Your input will help to refine and finalise the Local Design Review Scheme for South Australia.

What are the next steps?

The Scheme will be updated by ODASA and then provided to the Minister for Planning for approval to become operational.

It is envisaged the final Local Design Review Scheme will come into operation with the Phase 3 Planning and Design Code.

The finalised Local Design Review Scheme will be accompanied by a guide that will be designed to support councils and independent providers who register to carry out Local Design Review.

Contact details

For general inquiries, please contact Office for Design and Architecture South Australia via:

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 21 August 2020



Background

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The Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 enables our new planning system to place greater emphasis on high-quality design. One of the ways it will do this is by creating more opportunities to participate in Design Review under a new Local Design Review Scheme.

The Office for Design and Architecture South Australia (ODASA) has prepared the draft Local Design Review Scheme on behalf of the Minister for Planning in collaboration with the State Planning Commission, local government staff from across the State and peak industry bodies who might provide Local Design Review.

State Design Review

State Design Review has operated successfully in South Australia since 2011 and is currently available to certain larger-scale development proposals assessed by the State Commission Assessment Panel (the SCAP) and referred to the South Australian Government Architect.

State Design Review will continue to be available in the new planning system for the same larger-scale development proposals.

For more information about State Design Review, please visit the ODASA website.

If you would like to read more about South Australia's new planning system, you can do so by visiting the SA Planning Portal

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    Get involved

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    This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 26 June to 21 August 2020. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of the engagement.

    Read the draft Scheme and Consultation Guide and have your say by:

    ODASA Consultation
    28 Leigh Street
    Adelaide SA 5000

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    Local Design Review Scheme

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    This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 26 June to 21 August 2020. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of the engagement.

    What is Design Review?

    The design quality of our built environment not only relates to the ‘look and feel’ of buildings and places, but how successfully they meet the needs of the people who use and experience them. High-quality design helps make our buildings and places better for people, the environment and economy.
    Design Review is an independent evaluation process where a panel of built environment experts review the design quality of a development proposal before it is lodged for assessment. The role of Design Review is not to redesign proposals, but to identify and discuss opportunities to encourage high-quality design.
    The benefits of Design Review include:
    • 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
    Design Review is most effective when undertaken early in the planning and design process, prior to a development application being lodged, where the opportunities to effect positive change are greatest.

    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.