South Australia Site Plan

In South Australia, site plan requirements are essential for obtaining development approval and ensuring compliance with local planning regulations. While specific requirements may vary depending on the nature of the development and the local council or regulatory authority overseeing the project, there are several typical elements that are often expected to be included in site plans:

  1. Property Boundary and Legal Description: Accurate depiction of the property boundaries, including dimensions and bearings, along with a legal description of the property.
  2. Existing Site Conditions: Identification and representation of existing structures, features, and conditions on the site, such as buildings, roads, driveways, vegetation, fences, and utilities.
  3. Proposed Development: Clear depiction of proposed buildings, structures, and improvements, including their dimensions, setbacks, heights, and orientation relative to property boundaries and existing features.
  4. Access and Circulation: Designation of access points, driveways, parking areas, and pedestrian pathways within the site, along with their relationship to adjacent streets and roadways.
  5. Landscaping and Open Space: Plans for landscaping, green spaces, buffers, and preservation of natural features, including the location and types of vegetation, trees, and open areas.
  6. Utilities and Infrastructure: Location and design of utility connections, such as water supply lines, sewer systems, stormwater management facilities, and electrical infrastructure.
  7. Compliance with Regulations: Adherence to applicable zoning regulations, building codes, ordinances, and planning policies, including setbacks, floor area ratios, height restrictions, and any specific requirements of the local council or planning authority.
  8. Scale, North Arrow, and Legend: Clearly marked scale indicating the relationship between the drawing and the actual site dimensions, a north arrow to indicate orientation, and a legend explaining symbols and abbreviations used on the site plan.
  9. Other Supporting Information: Depending on the nature of the development and the requirements of the local council, additional supporting information may be required, such as shadow diagrams, traffic impact assessments, or noise studies.

It’s crucial for developers, architects, planners, and other professionals involved in the development process to consult with the relevant local council or planning authority to understand the specific site plan requirements applicable to their project in South Australia. By ensuring compliance with these requirements and providing comprehensive documentation, developers can facilitate the approval process and proceed with their development projects in a timely manner.