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#CoolerGreener Adelaide | New planning policy, new opportunities

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#CoolerGreener Adelaide | New planning policy, new opportunities

Contribute to the future of development in our suburbs, towns and regions

Workshops in Woodville, Oaklands Park, Prospect & Salisbury

As the state’s population grows, the new Planning and Design Code (the Code) has the potential to contribute to the development of cooler, greener neighbourhoods that are better for everyone. And we need your input!

Our free workshops are designed to help demonstrate development scenarios that meet the draft planning policies in terms of greening and stormwater management, and how this compares to current practices.

We will:

  • provide practical expert assistance in how to navigate and prepare effective responses to influence the draft Code
  • gather your feedback at the workshop and prepare a summary for government.

Join us to discuss proposed policy on:

  • site coverage/reduced hard paved surfaces
  • minimum landscaped areas
  • minimum tree planting for shade and amenity
  • enhanced biodiversity
  • rainwater tanks and other stormwater runoff management solutions.

Participants will be able to view and comment on a series of illustrated development scenarios that represent:

  • business-as-usual development
  • development that just passes the new policy (proposed minimum standards)
  • what we call ‘cooler, greener’ development that goes beyond minimum standards for enhanced greening, stormwater management and amenity.

Outcomes from the workshops will be compiled and submitted to the Planning Commission by the 28 February 2019 due date.

More info … (PDF 870kb)

Times, dates & venues

Tuesday 4 February 2020, 6:30-9:00pm – register
Adapt West | Room CC1, City of Charles Sturt
72 Woodville Road, Woodville

Wednesday 5 February 2020, 6:30-9:00pm – register
Resilient South | Domain Theatre, Marion Cultural Centre
287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park

Wednesday 12 February 2020, 6:30-9:00pm – register
Resilient East | Eliza Hall, Payinthi
128 Prospect Road, Prospect
(entry via Vine Plaza)

Thursday 13 February 2020, 6:30-9:00pm – register
Adapting Northern Adelaide | Salisbury Community Hub
34 Church Street, Salisbury

Image: London, Bertram, Sainsbury, Todorovic 2019

Logos for Water Sensitive SA, Resilient East, Adapt West, Resilient South, Adapting Northern Adelaide - supporting #CoolerGreener Adelaide


Woodville, Oaklands Park, Prospect, Salisbury
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February 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
February 13, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Woodville, Oaklands Park, Prospect, Salisbury

Acknowledgement of Country

Water Sensitive SA acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Nations of the lands and waters we live and work upon, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and respect the deep spiritual connection and the relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to Country.