Residential City-Wide Policies DPA

Consultation has concluded

Council has prepared the Residential City-Wide Policies Development Plan Amendment (DPA) to amend various residential development provisions in the Charles Sturt Development Plan.

The focus of the DPA is the Residential Zone and Policy Areas. There are some 142 amendments proposed to the Charles Sturt Council Development Plan including, but not limited to, updating Desired Character statements, changes to minimum site area requirements, refinement of fencing policies for the West Lakes area, refinement to the ‘Building Restriction Area’ provisions for coastal policy areas, and expansion of Policy Area 20 and refinement of the associated policies for this area.

A number of changes area also proposed to the Development Regulations 2008, including changes to Schedule 3 to reflect the proposed fencing policies within West Lakes, and exempting dwellings in the ‘Building Restriction Area’ from Schedule 4 – Complying development (Clause 2B – New Dwellings).

We are now seeking community feedback on the proposed amendments.

You can:

Hard copy written submissions may be forwarded to John Tagliaferri, Senior Policy Planner, City of Charles Sturt, PO Box 1, Woodville 5011. Submission respondents should indicate their desire to be heard at a public meeting scheduled for the evening of 18 April 2017.

Copies of all written submissions are public documents, as per legislation. You can view the submissions received here:

They are also available for viewing at Council’s Civic Centre from 3-18 April 2017.

For more information, and to RSVP for the public meeting, contact John Tagliaferri on 8408 1827 or jtagliaferri@charlessturt.sa.gov.au.

Consultation closed on 31 March. Hearing to be held 18 April.

Council has prepared the Residential City-Wide Policies Development Plan Amendment (DPA) to amend various residential development provisions in the Charles Sturt Development Plan.

The focus of the DPA is the Residential Zone and Policy Areas. There are some 142 amendments proposed to the Charles Sturt Council Development Plan including, but not limited to, updating Desired Character statements, changes to minimum site area requirements, refinement of fencing policies for the West Lakes area, refinement to the ‘Building Restriction Area’ provisions for coastal policy areas, and expansion of Policy Area 20 and refinement of the associated policies for this area.

A number of changes area also proposed to the Development Regulations 2008, including changes to Schedule 3 to reflect the proposed fencing policies within West Lakes, and exempting dwellings in the ‘Building Restriction Area’ from Schedule 4 – Complying development (Clause 2B – New Dwellings).

We are now seeking community feedback on the proposed amendments.

You can:

Hard copy written submissions may be forwarded to John Tagliaferri, Senior Policy Planner, City of Charles Sturt, PO Box 1, Woodville 5011. Submission respondents should indicate their desire to be heard at a public meeting scheduled for the evening of 18 April 2017.

Copies of all written submissions are public documents, as per legislation. You can view the submissions received here:

They are also available for viewing at Council’s Civic Centre from 3-18 April 2017.

For more information, and to RSVP for the public meeting, contact John Tagliaferri on 8408 1827 or jtagliaferri@charlessturt.sa.gov.au.

Consultation closed on 31 March. Hearing to be held 18 April.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Thanks John for your response to my question and I understand Council's lack of sufficient enforcement staff to closely monitor all developments. The problem is there is no process where residents either side of any development are notified of Category 1 Developments and can’t understand why there isn’t a regulatory procedure in place where immediate and adjacent neighbours are notified in writing of their rights and how they can contact Council in the event of breaches of approval once Developments are given the go ahead. Alternatively, notification could be simplified by attaching a legal sign on the Development Site making actions clear and simple. As I mentioned in previous email many affected are elderly and if they don't have anyone to advocate for them just don't know what to do. Again I reiterate that this is affecting many of Council’s ratepayers who should also receive a high priority when considering future developments. Regards Anne Wheaton

    wheaties asked over 2 years ago

    Hi Anne

    Thanks for your follow up question.

    The issue of notification of Category 1 development is, of course, an important one, which goes beyond the scope of this DPA and applies to the whole of the State.  As you probably know, the State Government is implementing new planning and development legislation, but the detailed regulations have yet to be released.  In the meantime, I would encourage anyone who has issues with development on adjacent property to contact Council’s Planning Compliance Officers who will be happy to investigate the matter.    

    Regards

    John

  • Hello Team Many people would find the online option of expressing their views difficult especially if they are elderly, widowed and scared. My mother who suffered ill health was too afraid to go outside when next door property was developed. She was bullied, her quality of life reduced, winter sun blocked, tyres and rubbish thrown onto her verge, property entered without prior notification from developer, fence collapsed and not fixed for months. What I would like to know is when these approvals are given, who actually checks that Developers are following the rules set down? Currently there don't seem to be any 'checks in place' and once approval is given it seems to be open slather to get the job done without any regard for neighbors. Regards Anne Luckily my mother had me to advocate for her but it was a terrible situation and a stressful time for our family. Council and DAP need to consider their existing ratepayers when approving Developments that impact on Quality of Life....

    wheaties asked over 2 years ago

    Hi there. Thanks for your question regarding enforcement of development approvals.  

    Council does have an enforcement team who are responsible for ensuring that approved development proceeds in accordance with the conditions applied by the planning authority.  Of course, given the large number of development applications approved within the City of Charles Sturt each year, it is impossible for the team to closely monitor all approved developments.  Therefore Council relies on residents and other interested parties to alert our attention of any possible breaches of an approval.

    Thanks again.

    Regards

    John Tagliaferri Senior Policy Planner 
    Urban Projects

    (Monday to Thursday)

    72 Woodville Rd, Woodville 5011

    T: (08) 8408 1827 F: (08) 8408 1122

    www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au


  • Hello Team, Just a quick question around the rules governing windows and verandas in the West Lakes area. Is there a duty to have smoked windows/glass? Will having the lower half of the window or balcony glass screen smoked be sufficient? For toilets as well, should this be the case or can one have one half of the screen smoked? If the balcony looks out unto a lake, are there special rules governing what balconies/pergolas should be like? I would be grateful if I can get answers to this or pointed in the right direction of legislation that can give me the right answers. Regards, Afo

    Afo asked over 2 years ago

    Thanks for your question Afo. 

    The DPA proposes to introduce a new Principle of Development Control (PDC) (see amendment 26 in the DPA), which will state the following:

    “… Except for buildings of 3 or more storeys, upper level windows, balconies, terraces and decks that overlook habitable room windows or private open space of dwellings should maximise visual privacy through the use of measures such as sill heights of not less than 1.5 metres or permanent screens having a height of 1.5 metres above finished floor level.”

    This will reinforce existing PDC 11 in the General Section of the Development Plan under the headings ‘Design and Appearance’ and ‘Visual Privacy’, which requires proponents to minimise direct overlooking of habitable rooms and private open space through a range of measures.  In other words, proponents are able to address the issue in different ways, including through the use of obscure glazing. 

    These provisions apply (or will apply) to all residential development, including in West Lakes.

    Feel free to give me a call if you would like more information.

    Kind Regards - John


    John Tagliaferri 

    Senior Policy Planner 
    Urban Projects

    72 Woodville Rd, Woodville 5011

    T: (08) 8408 1827 F: (08) 8408 1122

    www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au