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STREAMLINING PLANNING
ASSESSMENTS
Residential code information session
1 August 2012 regulations
Overview
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Background to amendments
Procedural amendments
Definition amendments
Design standards
Resources
Further information.
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Background to amendments
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Residential code – staged introduction – first quarter 2009
Year 1 Review – LGA-SA submission – August 2010
Ministerial Working Group
– established November 2010 – LGA-SA, councils and industry
– review workshop - February 2011
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DPAC review - May 2011
Cabinet approval – August 2011
Independent peer review – September 2011
Ministerial Working Group – final check – March 2012
Drafting – September 2011-February 2012
Regulations – Gazetted – 31 May 2012
Regulations – Operative – 1 August 2012.
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Procedural amendments
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Schedule 5
• Schedule 5 (Regulation 15)
– council may dispense with but not add to the
requirements of Schedule 5 in relation to
residential code development
• Schedule 5 - reduction of requirements
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Schedule 5 – Reduction of
requirements
Original Regulations
1:200 scale only
Boundaries/dimensions of the
site
Distances from site boundaries
of buildings
August Regulations
plus bar and ratio scale
Boundaries/dimensions of the
site
Minimum front and side
setbacks of buildings
Finished floor levels
Existing & proposed floor levels
Location of regulated tree
Location of regulated tree
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Schedule 5 – Reduction of
requirements
Original Regulations
August Regulations
Location/dimension of car
parks before and after
Location/dimension of
proposed car parks not covered
or enclosed
Purpose of the proposed
building
Location and gradient of
driveway and vehicle access
point
Deleted
Location and finished level at
each end of the driveway and
vehicle access point
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Schedule 5 – Reduction of
requirements
Original Regulations
August Regulations
Amount and location of private
open space
True north point
Location of tanks for on site
waste control system (WCS)
Section 221 crossover evidence
Deleted
True north point
Location of tanks and soakage
areas for on site WCS
Section 221 crossover evidence
- if required
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Schedule 5 – Reduction of
requirements
Original Regulations
Floor plan
Elevations – wall, post and
building heights
Drawing of how proposal
relates to buildings on
adjoining sites
August Regulations
Floor plan
Elevations plus bar and ratio
scales and building height only
Drawing of how proposal
relates to the closest walls of
buildings on adjoining sites
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Schedule 5 – Reduction of
requirements
Original Regulations
Contamination declaration
(best of knowledge)
Site clearance, if contamination
exists
August Regulations
Contamination declaration
(best of knowledge)
Site clearance, if contamination
exists
Certificate of Title
Deleted
Evidence that water, sewer and Deleted
electricity connections exist
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Notification
• 5 business day notification (Regulation 16)
• If an application identifies the development as
residential code development or Schedule 1A (Cl. 3
to 9), a council within 5 business days must:
– is or is not Schedule 4 or 1A compliant
– if not, the reasons for non-compliance
• The 5 business day notification is contained within
the existing 10 business day assessment time frame.
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Development assessment form
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Standard form
• Schedule 4 Clause 2A and
2B DA Form
• ‘Smart’ form
– easier for applicants
– reduces errors
– results in better
applications.
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Definition amendments
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Building line
• A line drawn parallel to the
wall on the building closest
to the boundary of the site
that faces the primary street
• Projections from the
building (eg. carport,
verandah, porch, bay
window) to be excluded.
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Definition amendments
• AHD Australian Height Datum (as it relates to
inundation)
• ARI Average Recurrence interval of a flood event
• Relevant Wall or Structure means any wall or structure
that is due to development that has occurred, or is
proposed to occur, on the relevant allotment but does
not include any fence or retaining wall between the
relevant allotment and an adjoining allotment
• Attributable Wall – Deleted.
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Primary street
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Primary street
• (iii) in any other case - the
road that forms part of the
street address of the
building, as determined by
the council for the relevant
OR area when it is allocated
numbers to buildings and
allotments under Section
220 of the Local
Government Act , 1999.
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Flood Management Zone/Area
• A Watercourse Zone, a Flood Zone or Flood Plain
delineated by the relevant Development Plan, or
any other zone or area delineated as such a zone
or area in a map in the relevant Development
Plan, or otherwise indicated by requirements in
the relevant Development Plan for minimum
finished floor levels expressed by reference to
ARI or AHD.
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Design standards
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Flood Management Zone/Area
• Flood Management Zone/Area exclusion
does not apply if the dwelling is:
• within a Flood Management Zone
area that defines an AHD or ARI; and
• the finished floor level (FFL) is ≥ the
AHD or ARI in the Development Plan.
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Site area
• Site area (in the case of more than one
dwelling)
• if the Development Plan prescribes different
minimum site area and frontage requirements for
detached or semi-detached dwellings the lesser
quantitative criteria is to prevail.
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Contamination
• Indication of contamination history is not
required when:
– the previous use or activity was residential;
– a site contamination audit report is produced; or
– consent under the Development Act was granted
on or after 1 September 2009 in relation to the
division of land.
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Driveway crossover
• Driveway crossover – options now include:
– use an existing or authorised access point under
Section 221 of the Local Government Act; or
– driveway or access point illustrated on a plan of
division as approved under the Development Act;
or
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Driveway crossover 2
• Driveway crossover – options now include:
– driveway not located within 6 metres of an
intersection of 2 or more roads or pedestrian
actuated crossing and will not interfere with
street furniture, other infrastructure or a tree; or
– will not require a driveway because the site is
served by a roll-over kerb.
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Driveway gradient
• 1 : 4 on average (only)
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Relevant wall on a boundary
• Relevant wall on a boundary – (attributable
wall deleted):
– allowable length on boundary equals ≤ 45%
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Relevant wall separation
• Minimum 3 metre gap between relevant
walls, unless:
– on an adjacent site on the shared boundary there
is an existing wall of a building that would be
adjacent to or abut a proposed relevant wall.
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Upper storey and balconies
• Upper storey window and balcony – 15 metre reserve:
– “reserve” clarified to mean road reserve width or open
space reserve
• Upper storey window
– deletion of “hinged at top” requirement
• Upper storey balcony
– clarification that “facing” refers to the longest side of
the balcony
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Excavation
• Excavation – clarification:
– excavation ≤ 1 metre vertical height; or
– filling ≤ 1 metre vertical height;
• If both excavation and filling total
combination ≤ 2 metre.
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Waste disposal
• Waste disposal – “capable” of connection to a
WCS that complies with the Public and
Environmental Health Act 1987 (not
“installed” and water and electricity supply
deleted).
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Summary
• 5 business day confirmation (or otherwise)
• Schedule 5
• no additional requirements for residential code
development
• can dispense with requirements
• overall reduction of requirements
• Residential code DA form
• new dwelling additions and new dwellings
• addresses some design standards.
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Summary—Definitions
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Deletion of ‘attributable wall’
AHD
ARI
Building line
Flood Management Zone/Area
Primary street
Relevant wall or structure.
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Summary—Design standards
• Flood management
exclusion
• Site area
• Contamination
• Driveway crossover
• Driveway gradient
• Relevant wall length on
boundary
• Relevant wall
separation
• Upper storey reserve,
window hinging and
“facing”
• Excavation
• Waste disposal
(“capable”).
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Resources
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Fact sheet
Checklist for applicants
Standard DA ‘smart’ form
Guide to residential code and streamlined
assessment
• Regulations and gazette notices.
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Further information
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Web www.sa.gov.au/planning/rescode
Phone 8303 0600
Freecall country callers 1800 352 224
Email [email protected]
Information about the State government’s
planning reforms go to www.dpti.sa.gov.au.
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