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Stronger heritage protection in Colonel Light Gardens

Heritage protection in Colonel Light Gardens will be strengthened under proposed planning reforms and updated heritage guidelines – both of which are now out for public consultation.

Colonel Light Gardens holds the distinction of being Australia’s most complete example of an early 1900s garden suburb.

Under these reforms, State Heritage protection will be strengthened, with the role of the Heritage Minister elevated in the development assessment process.

There will also be a new Overlay to protect State Heritage Areas, including Colonel Light Gardens. This Overlay ensures that development within Colonel Light Gardens is managed in a way that maintains the garden suburb's heritage significance.

Heritage South Australia is also updating the existing guidelines for State Heritage Areas, including those specific to Colonel Light Gardens. 

Manager Heritage South Australia Beverley Voigt said Colonel Light Gardens holds the distinction of being Australia’s most complete example of an early 1900s garden suburb, and is a designated State Heritage Area.

“The residents of Colonel Light Gardens and others with an interest in this State Heritage Area are encouraged to have their say on the updated guidelines,” Beverley said.

“Heritage guidelines are in place to guide appropriate development, compatible with the heritage values of the area, and the proposed reforms will strengthen these protections.”

The updated Heritage Guidelines (Colonel Light Gardens State Heritage Area) will be open for public consultation until 1 February, 2021.

For more information or to provide comment visit: https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/CLG-Heritage 

The draft Planning and Design Code will be open for public consultation until December 18, 2020.

For more information or to provide comment visit: https://plan.sa.gov.au/have_your_say/code_and_development_plan_amendments

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