Zones in Kent Town
This information is taken from the Desired Character Statements and Objectives of the respective zones and policy areas in the NPSP Council Development Plan. The Desired Character Statements and Objectives paint a picture of the type of development that exists or is anticipated in the Kent Town area
Zone / Policy Area
Intent of the Zone
Urban Corridor Zone
A zone which anticipates mixed use, medium and high rise development oriented towards high frequency public transport corridors. Buildings generally contain ‘active’ non-residential uses at ground level with residential apartments above. Building heights for new development will typically range from 3 storeys to 10 storeys. Specific development guidance, including building heights, is provided for selected ‘Key Development Area’ sites which are shown on a concept plan. The policies anticipate high quality building design which is adaptable and flexible to accommodate changes in land uses, and high quality street environments for pedestrians.
Pursuant to the Development Regulations 2008, the State Planning Commission is the relevant authority (rather than the Council) for buildings over 4 storeys in height in this zone.
Boulevard Policy Area
Contains the most prominent building forms framing the ‘City Edge’ and park lands, including tall buildings with landscaped front and side setbacks. Dequetteville Tce and North Tce are maintained as primary and secondary freight routes / higher traffic flows, with development designed to minimise impacts on these routes. The policy area has a more residential land use focus (including serviced and tourist accommodation) but still anticipates compatible commercial land uses at lower ground levels.
Business Policy Area
Contains a mix of business uses, including light industrial uses and warehouses where appropriate, with compatible medium and high density residential development. This policy area as a more commercial land use focus and wholly commercial buildings are appropriate. The maximum building height is 5 storeys.
High Street Policy Area
Mixed use precinct with a vibrant streetscape and public realm with a high degree of pedestrian activity, including canopies and verandahs over the footpath. Building heights are typically up to 5 storeys, other than where the concept plan indicates otherwise. Larger shops are anticipated in the policy area.
Residential Historic (Conservation) Zone
A zone which anticipates predominately residential uses and contains a high proportion of heritage listed and historic buildings. The main development objective is to preserve historic buildings and ensure new development is undertaken in a way which compliments, and not detracts from, the character of the area. Dwelling types, block sizes, building heights etc vary across the various policy areas in the Council area.
Kent Town 1 Policy Area
This policy area contains many large-scale Victorian and turn-of-the-century villas in mature garden settings together with other historic buildings including cottages and bungalows. Row houses and courtyard-style housing are located on Little Angas and Little Wakefield Streets frontages. Contributing buildings constructed prior to 1940 should not be demolished. Development should be up to 2 storeys and an average allotment size of not less than 200m2.
Kent Town 2 Policy Area
This policy area contains double and single fronted cottages, with row houses and courtyard style houses on the Dew Street frontage. Contributing buildings constructed prior to 1920 should not be demolished. Development should be up to two storeys and an average allotment size of not less than 200m2.
Mixed Use Historic (Conservation) Zone
A zone which anticipates primarily offices, consulting rooms, shops (in some locations), and dwellings with other compatible land uses. The zone contains a high proportion of heritage listed and historic buildings. The main development objective is to preserve historic buildings and ensure new development is undertaken in a way which compliments, and not detracts from, the character of the area.
Dequetteville Tce Policy Area
This policy area contains primarily grand buildings in established garden settings. Land uses are typically professional commercial uses and tourist and other accommodation is also anticipated. Contributing buildings constructed prior to 1940 should not be demolished. Building heights are up to 3 storeys.
The Parade/ Fullarton Road Policy Area
This policy area contains a range of buildings such as villas, mansions, double fronted houses and row houses – many are now occupied by commercial businesses – as well as more recent commercial buildings. Building heights are typically two storeys however there are sites identified in the Concept Plan which can be up to 4 storeys (these sites and associated policies were introduced into the Development Plan by the State Government). Contributing buildings constructed prior to 1920 should not be demolished.
Note: a portion of the Residential Zone on Flinders Street is not within a policy area
A residential zone which accommodates a range of dwelling types, typically in areas which were developed after 1950. Building height is typically up to two storeys and minimum site areas vary depending on the type of dwelling proposed. Some small, non-residential land uses are possible on arterial roads. A small portion of Flinders Street (numbers 3 to 11 on the north-western side) are in the Residential Zone, but not in any policy area.
Medium Density Policy Area
A medium density policy area which accommodates a range of dwelling types and increased densities closer to open space, neighbourhood centres and public transport. In Kent Town, the Medium Density policy area applies to the Eldercare – College Green as a reflection of the density of units on the site.
A zone accommodating community, educational, recreational and health care facilities.
Education Policy Area
A policy area primarily accommodating education activities and facilities. In Kent Town, this includes the main PAC campus plus some ancillary sites owned by the school, but not including the boarding house which is in the Urban Corridor Zone. Building heights up to 8 metres are anticipated where located away from the boundary.
A zone accommodating a range of business activities such as office, consulting rooms, retail showrooms. Warehouses, light industry, service trade premises are anticipated in some specified locations, and above-ground residential uses are anticipated in some circumstances.
West Norwood Policy Area
This policy area focuses on offices and consulting rooms with some above ground level residential uses considered. Building heights are two storey or three storey on arterial roads.
Mixed Use (B) Zone
A mixed use zone consisting of small-scale offices, consulting rooms and residential use.
Dequetteville Tce South Area
A significant ‘boarder’ to the parklands with a high quality of buildings.