Design Guidelines

The Design Guidelines have been developed to promote well-designed housing in South Australia in-line with the recently updated 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide.


The Guidelines provide clear design guidance and encourage innovative design solutions to allow new housing developments to positively contribute to existing communities and neighbourhood character.


The draft Design Guidelines are available for public consultation until 25th July 2017.


Feedback can be emailed to or you can complete a short survey at


We look forward to hearing from you.


Design Guidelines — 5MB
Design Guidelines — 10MB

Reference Documents


The Office for Design and Architecture SA, and its predecessor the Integrated Design Commission SA, have led some major design projects across government and with the community.

Should you have an enquiry regarding past projects, please contact the office.