Smart City Plan

The Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council is developing a Smart City Plan. Smart cities make use of digital technology to improve collaboration, efficiency, sustainability and economic development.

Common smart city projects include:

– free public Wi-Fi
– co-working and innovation hubs
– smart parking
– smart street lighting
– digital democracy platforms
– mobile apps.

At this stage they are inviting residents to complete an online survey in order to provide important feeedback to the consultants. Please consider participating by going to this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/_npsp_smartopportunities_com…

The survey closes 5:00pm, Friday 28 February 2020.

 

From Wikipedia:

“A Smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to collect data and then use insights gained from that data to manage assets, resources and services efficiently. This includes data collected from citizens, devices, and assets that is processed and analyzed to monitor and manage traffic and transportation systems, power plants, utilities, water supply networks, waste management, crime detection,[1] information systems, schools, libraries, hospitals, and other community services”

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE CODE????

Here is just A TASTE of the GRIM REALITY of new planning rules/regulations the State Government is proposing to implement later this year. In their current form these changes will mean:

  • Loss of Council control over planning and development with ALL existing Council Development Plans replaced by an overarching ‘one size fits all’ approach across the entire state
  • Loss of residents’ appeal rights against almost all new developments
  • Historic Conservation Zones replaced by Historic Area Overlays with generic NOT specific guidelines and much weaker demolition controls
  • Greater building heights on main roads, corridors (eg 6 storeys along Magill Road) and increased building envelopes from 30 to 45 degrees
  • Loss of subdivision controls in quaint Residential Character Zones to support greater infill
  • Less private open space (8% of a site) for trees, vegetation and wildlife
  • Increased overlooking (sill heights reduced from 1.7 to 1.5M)
  • Loss of noise control eg from air-conditioners
  • A dismantling of the hierarchy of commercial activities, such that shops/businesses can be built ANYWHERE, including next to your home
  • A flawed, difficult to navigate e-planning portal with errors/omissions
  • An overall less fair, less certain system open to corruption, litigation and poor outcomes (to the detriment of our streetscapes)

WHAT CAN YOU DO???

  1. Read the NPSP Council response to the Code (available on its website)
  2. See how the Code will affect your property, by accessing the draft Code, fact sheets etc from the SA Planning Portal: saplanningportal.sa.gov.au
  3. Share your concerns with our local member, the Hon Steven Marshall MP: dunstan@parliament.sa.gov.au
  4. Sign the Heritage Petition soon to be presented to Parliament.

These will again be available on The Parade (by Trenery) from noon until 2pm, Sunday, February 23

  1. Like/share Facebook posts
  2. Write your own submission on the Code (it doesn’t have to be long) and email it by February 28 to: PlanningReform@sa.gov.au
  3. Attend the Community Alliance rally planned for the steps of Parliament House at 11am, Sunday March 22

PORTRUSH ROAD AND MAGILL ROAD JUNCTION UPGRADE

This $98 million initiative will have quite an impact on a number of people and those directly affected are asking questions like:

What is the logic of changing the intersection to 3 lanes north and southbound? What will happen when the traffic has to merge back to 2 lanes after the intersection?….a bottleneck? How does this improve traffic flow? What about safety? What will it be like when there are trucks merging back into 2 lane traffic? What about our street-scapes and the removal of all the trees? Where is DPTI’s adequate ‘consultation’ process with those people whose properties are targeted for acquisition as well as the wider community?

WHAT DO YOU THINK???

Stay informed about what is happening locally by attending one of these (late notice) DPTI community information sessions and reading “Backlash over $98m intersection upgrade” (The Advertiser February 4, page 7).

 

Check out the fact sheet here: Portrush_and_Magill_intersection_Upgrade_Pro.._

and the DPTI webpage here: https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/infrastructure/road_projects/magill

 

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