A pre-lodgement service that supports high-quality design outcomes, improves access to independent design expertise and assists with informed decision-making during development assessment
Local Design Review Scheme operational
Minister endorses final Local Design Review Scheme
Update Local Design Review Scheme based on consultation feedback
Consultation on draft Local Design Review Scheme
Commencement date June 2020
Office for Design and Architecture South Australia (ODASA) draft the Local Design Review Scheme in collaboration with local governments and industry bodies
Completed May 2020
State Design Review criteria included in draft Planning and Design Code (via the Design Overlay) for public consultation
Completed October 2019
State Design Review has operated successfully in South Australia since 2011. It is currently available to development proposals that will be assessed by the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) and referred to the Government Architect:
- developments with a value of $10 million or more within the City of Adelaide
- developments of five storeys or more in the:
- Inner Metropolitan Adelaide Urban Corridor Zones
- District Centre (Norwood) Zone (City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters)
- District Centre (Jetty Road) Zone and Residential High Density Zone (City of Holdfast Bay)
- developments with a value of $3 million or more in Port Adelaide Regional Centre Zone (City of Port Adelaide Enfield)
- major projects and projects of state significance.
State Design Review will continue to be available to these development proposals in the new planning system, which are identified in the Design Overlay within the Planning and Design Code.
To learn more about State Design Review, visit the Office for Design and Architecture South Australia’s website.
State Design Review, Office for Design and Architecture South Australia (image: Sam Noonan)
Our new planning system presents an opportunity to expand the availability of Design Review to a greater range of development proposals that will be assessed by local relevant authorities under a new Local Design Review Scheme.
Local governments in South Australia are increasingly offering design advisory services to proponents in varying formats. A new Local Design Review Scheme will encourage consistency across the State and provide support to local governments who would like to offer independent design advice to 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 relevant authority must also have regard to the design advice when undertaking their assessment. If a proponent chooses not to participate in Local Design Review, no design advice will be generated for the proponent or the relevant authority.
The Office for Design and Architecture South Australia is currently drafting the Local Design Review Scheme in collaboration with local government staff from across the State and peak industry bodies. It is anticipated that the draft Local Design Review Scheme will be available for public comment in June 2020.
Illustration of how Local Design Review could operate in the new planning system