NRA Response to the draft Development Assessment Regulations & Practice Directions

“This submission prepared by the Norwood Residents’ Association is in response to the draft Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) (Development Assessment) Variation Regulations 2019 and draft Practice Directions.
It is important to mention at the outset that while the State Government continues to inexorably roll out significant changes to our Planning and Development system, it is our local Norwood Payneham and St Peters Council that has endeavoured to brief residents and their associations regarding the detail and implications of same. In fact, the ‘consultative’ approach adopted by government bodies thus far is primarily aimed at planning/building professionals much more au fait with associated technical language and complex regulations than ordinary citizens. Such barriers coupled with a limited response timeframe, severely inhibit public consultation/transparency on decisions which will so dramatically affect the quality of people’s lives and their freedom to interact with the planning system. Furthermore, the drastic reduction of residents’ rights to have a voice in their community is an infringement upon their civil liberty…”

This submission has been sent to the Premier, Deputy Premier, the Minister for Planning and others. You can read the full document here:

Draft Planning Development Infrastructure Regulations 2019 and Practice Directions

NRA Public Meeting

Wednesday, March 20th 7:30 to 9:30PM
Don Pyatt Hall (in the Norwood Town Hall – enter from George St)
FREE entry for members and residents. Refreshments provided.

Guest Speaker: Denise Schumann OAM
Cultural Heritage & Historical Consultant

TOPIC: “Changing place and a changing society in 19th century Norwood: the story of ratbags, radicals and reformers from CJ Dennis to German Jesuits and everyone in between.”

This talk will tell the story of how from its foundation in 1848 the township of Norwood was at the frontline of agitating for political and social reform and challenged the conservatism of existing British colonial politics. Who were the movers and shakers committed to representative and participatory politics, and the creation of a more egalitarian society and civil society? Was it just coincidence? Or was there something in the water that Norwood can claim that in its golden age it was home to radical lawyers, artists, writers, politicians, architects, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and religious radicals some known, some unknown. Join historian, Denise Schumann, in what will be an engaging presentation guaranteed to inspire and challenge your view of history.

Speaker Profile
Denise Schumann: Cultural Heritage & Historical Consultant
Schumann & Associates, Stepney, South Australia

Denise Schumann Prof pic

Denise Schumann has worked as a cultural heritage consultant designing, developing and implementing creative heritage projects for Local, State and Commonwealth Government agencies across South Australia. She is known for her innovative approach to issues of heritage conservation, community engagement and cultural policy.  She has achieved national recognition for devising sensitive programs and strategies for the development of heritage sites and precincts in South Australia. As Cultural Heritage Adviser to the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters she has been responsible for the development of many initiatives,  such as the Norwood Parade Cultural Walk, Centenary of Federation Trail, the establishment of the St Peter’s Cultural Heritage Centre, the bronze installations by Meliesa Judge at Stepney’s Linde Reserve, the iconic Whirling Mandala by Greg Johns on Osmond Terrace and Yangalitya at Payneham by Darryl Pfitzner Milika. Her love and passion for the city is a matter of public record, as is her dedication to the promotion of its rich and diverse history.

Britannia digital billboard

A development application has been lodged for this.

Some points from this application:

  1. The sign will be 37.5% smaller than the current one
  2. Will not be visible from Kensington Road
  3. The light intensity will change with the ambient light
  4. Each ad will be 45 seconds
  5. No additional traffic risks envisaged

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