What types of growth are more acceptable?
One way we can make growth work for us is to encourage more diversity in the types of housing available in the City. This not only adds choice and variety but helps people at different stages in life – the family wanting the space of a house with a backyard, through to those who may be looking to downsize.
Some people think immediately of high rise buildings when they hear the words ‘residential growth’ but there are many other ways that growth can – and currently does – occur.
Sometimes an existing house is demolished and two semi-detached houses or a small block of maisonettes or town-houses are built in its place.
A backyard or tennis court may be subdivided from a property and a new dwelling built on that land.
There may be some areas where a low level of mixed use, such as a three storey building with shops on the ground floor and residential dwellings on the second and third storeys, is appropriate. These may be main roads and commercial areas.
In the pictures below you can see some examples of options that might be considered, but it is important to focus on the concept of the growth rather than the actual design features of the buildings.
Design will be governed by both Council’s planning rules and the organisation undertaking the development.
Where should growth occur?
The Development Plan Amendment that will result from this consultation process will address the entire City of Burnside, so we need to know what growth solutions residents and ratepayers from all parts of the City think are appropriate.
The map in this brochure shows the various areas in the City where we could possibly accommodate some level of residential growth.
There are two areas where growth is very unlikely to occur for legislative reasons – the Hills Face Zone (pale green on the map) and the Historic Conservation Zone (red on the map).
The purple areas show state government-owned land where some residential and mixed use development could be expected. Appropriate uses for the area are being reviewed by Renewal SA, working closely with the Council. Key considerations include creating usable open space, adaptive re-use of heritage items and integration with adjoining uses.
For the purposes of residential growth, the areas marked as blue and orange may be the most interesting. The blue areas include locations around main roads and commercial districts with access to transport routes, recreation facilities and other types of amenities.
Of course there may also be other areas in the City that you may feel would accommodate growth – and that’s what we want to hear about from you. The important thing is that there is unlikely to be one answer that fits all of City of Burnside.
By spreading the growth across the City and ensuring the right type of growth occurs in the right areas, the impact of the growth will be more easily managed.
Tell me more about the consultation activities
Start date: Council started the community consultation on this topic on Monday 25 November 2013.
Initial Consultation: All residents receive a brochure outlining the residential growth information and options. We have also posted a video on our website. The initial period of consultation gives you the opportunity to give us ideas and have your say.
Consultation Period: The full consultation period is expected to last at least four to six months and will include an Information Brochure, Video, Online Survey, Citizens’ Jury, Ward Forums and a Facebook page.
What’s a Citizen’s Jury? A Citizens’ Jury is where a random sample of representative citizens will interrogate experts on residential growth, discuss options and then deliver recommendations to Council.
What’s a Ward Forum? At the Ward Forum residents will be able to hear from and ask questions on residential growth from their Elected Members.
End of Consultation: After the consultation, a report will be presented to Council detailing the results. A Statement of Intent, which has been requested by the Minister for Planning, will be drafted indicating our preferred approach to growth.
How can I have my say? You can provide your feedback now by participating in the Survey. Responses received by Monday 27 January 2014 will be sent to the Citizens’ Jury. The survey will still be open until Monday 24 February 2014 for responses submitted to Council.
What happens next?
This consultation period is expected to last at least four to six months. After the consultation, a report will be presented to Council detailing the results. A Statement of Intent, which has been requested by the Minister for Planning, will be drafted indicating our preferred approach to growth.
Once the Statement of Intent is agreed to by the Minister, the consultation will be used to inform a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) so that Burnside’s planning policy will be in line with the outcomes you have told us that you want through this consultation. You will then have another opportunity to comment on this approach during the DPA process.