Carramar Saved from redevelopment

With Parkside Ward Councillor and heritage advocate Mike Hudson taking some time off comes the news that HISTORIC Greenhill Rd mansion Carramar House in Parkside is set to return to being used as a private residence.


The heritage-listed Federation-era home, which had been used as a mental health clinic until the government decided it was surplus to its needs, has sold to a private investor.

Friends of the City of Unley Society president Ros Islip was pleased the house, on 4174 m2 on the corner of George St, would be used as a home.

It is a property that came under notice earlier this year as Council prepared a submission to the Minister of our Heritage DPA. Developers were hovering ready t pounce if there was any hiccup in the listing.

I am sure the vast majority of the Unley population would be sharing Ros’s pleasure. 

Pity Mike is not around as I am sure he would have beaten me to the punch to blog on it.

The other side of the storey

Whilst the focus in recent times has been on opposition to increased density in the inner suburban areas the City of Unley be co-operating with the Government has protected it’s heritage.

As the article (click on the link below) from The Eastern Courier explains, as a trade off for working with the Government to selectively increase the housing density within our borders we have double the number of heritage places.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/unley-doubles-its-heritage-homes-and-locations-to-300-spots/story-e6frea83-1226585884471?from=public_rss

We would hope we have managed to strike a fine balance between new development and protection of our heritage.

30 Year Plan Update

Following changes to the planning framework for the Adelaide CBD DPTI has, on behalf of the Minister for Planning, commenced re-engaging with us and providing feedback on the various draft DPA’s we have before the Minister on the 30 Year Plan.

 

It would appear to me that progress we thought we had made in protecting your City may have been ill founded. I report as follows:


 


Village Living & Desirable Neighbourhoods Development Plan Amendment (DPA) Stage 2 – Residential Character and Growth Areas and Council-wide Policy Review

An initial DPTI yield analysis suggested the growth potential of our proposal was inadequate to achieve the growth targets of the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide. The assumptions for the modelling, precinct density, site suitability and local factors were reviewed and a re-assessment is currently being undertaken.  

When DPTI is satisfied the modelled yield potential satisfies the growth targets, and fundamental zoning changes are not required, further detailed feedback on the policy content and provisions will be provided. The DPA 2 is not the first priority of DPTI however and is likely to take further time to resolve.

Village Living & Desirable Neighbourhoods Development Plan Amendment (DPA) Stage 3A – Main Road Corridors, Centres and Living Vitalisation (Greenhill and Unley Roads)
 


DPA 3A remains the DPTI first priority. DPTI re-engaged with the inner metropolitan rim Councils, in late June 2012. Through subsequent meetings, detailed feedback has been discussed in an endeavour to resolve inconsistencies with the State’s directions and the module template policy.
A limited number of issues were raised by DPTI and most are believed to be able to be resolved to mutual satisfaction. There are some more fundamental issues however that may be of concern, and will require Council to consider its position, and our ratepayers to be aware of, such as:
ü limitations to public notification, which I presume to mean you will get far less say on 5 storey buildings next to you than you do now with a 2 storey building.
ü increase in shop floor area allowance on Greenhill Road
ü more flexibility on incentives regarding additional building height, whatever that means
ü a 45 degree zone interface building envelope allowance along Unley Road in lieu of what we thought was a responsible 30 degrees.
 

It is anticipated that Elected Members will be briefed on these fundamental issues in September 2012 and a formal report be considered by Council in October 2012.

Drafted public consultation material will continue to be refined, and coordinated with DPTI, in preparation for the anticipated release of the inner metropolitan DPAs later in 2012.

Local Heritage Places Development Plan Amendment (DPA)

The updated Local Heritage Places DPA, and all of the DPTI final requirements, has been addressed. The DPA is now being considered by the Minister for Planning prior to approval for release and public consultation. Although approval is anticipated to occur shortly, there is no certainty with the Minister’s consideration.
Preparation of draft public consultation material has been undertaken in readiness to proceed with public notification when possible

 
 
 
 


 

What is happening to DPA 2 and DPA 3

Progress on Council’s Development Plan Amendments is noted below:





Village Living & Desirable Neighbourhoods Development Plan Amendment (DPA) Stage 2 – Residential Character and Growth Areas and Council-wide Policy Review

The request for consultation approval by the Minister for Planning was lodged in December 2011. The State Government focus has been on the Adelaide City Council, but with the Capital City Ministers DPA coming into interim effect on 28 March 2012, the attention of the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is shifting to the inner metropolitan rim Councils and feedback on DPA 2 is expected in the near future.

In the interim, preparation of the suite of associated draft public consultation material has been undertaken.

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Village Living & Desirable Neighbourhoods Development Plan Amendment (DPA) Stage 3A – Main Road Corridors, Centres and Living Vitalisation (Greenhill and Unley Roads)


The draft DPA 3A was submitted for consultation approval by the Minister for Planning in September 2011. As advised above, the DPTI is beginning to re-engage with the inner metropolitan rim Councils. It is understood the DPTI has reviewed the suite of submitted plans and will initially pursue negotiations for revision for consistency between the Council proposals and the state policy template.

Once again draft public consultation material is currently being drafted to aid preparation for anticipated release later in 2012.

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Local Heritage Places Development Plan Amendment (DPA)

The updated Local Heritage Places DPA, including the Brownhill Creek stone lining in the Orphanage Park, is waiting the approval of the Minister for Planning for release and public consultation.

Preparation of draft public consultation material has been undertaken. Although approval is anticipated to occur shortly, there is no certainty with the Minister’s consideration.

The State Heritage Place provisional listing of the Brownhill Creek stone lining in the Orphanage Park was considered by the Heritage Council in March 2012. The State Heritage Place provisional listing was removed.