What Council is proposing
Adelaide Hills Council has prepared and has sought community input on a draft Development Plan Amendment (DPA) to amend the Adelaide Hills Council Development Plan.
Background of proposal
The DPA introduces new policies that relate to all townships and residential areas throughout the Adelaide Hills Council area. Specifically, the DPA reviews the Country Township Zones, the Country Living Zone, the Residential Zones and the settlements within the Watershed (Primary Production) Zone. An information sheet identifying the proposed policy changes is available, and these changes are also noted below under 'Key Features of the Revised Policy'.
Click here to download a consultation information sheet.
The consultation has now closed, however the DPA is still available in six parts for ease of downloading.
Table of Contents
Policy Area Maps
Or visit one of the following libraries to view a copy:
- Coventry Library | 63 Mount Barker Road, Stirling
- Woodside Library | 26 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
- Gumeracha Library | 47 Albert Street, Gumeracha
Click here to view opening hours.
Four information were held:
- Wednesday 25 May, 6:30pm | The Pavilion, Rostrevor College, Woodforde (off Heather Avenue)
- Wednesday 8 June, 6:30pm | 36 Nairne Road, Woodside
- Thursday 16 June, 6:30pm | 63 Mt Barker Road, Stirling
- Monday 20 June, 6:30pm | 47 Albert Street, Gumeracha
Written submissions closed on Monday 27 June 2016 and a total of 55 submissions were received.
A community meeting was held in Woodside on 14 July 2016 to allow submittors to speak to their submissions.
Council will respond to public submissions by:
- acknowledging all written submissions;
- summarising all submissions for consideration by Council's Strategic Planning and Development Policy Committee (SPDPC);
- holding a community meeting to enable submitters to speak in support of their submissions; and
- advising all submitters of the decision made on their submission after the SPDPC meeting.
Subsequent changes to the DPA may occur as a result of this consultation process. Alternatively Council may decide not to proceed with the DPA.
When Council has considered the comments received and made appropriate changes, a summary of Consultations and Proposed Amendments will be sent to the Minister for Urban Development and Planning for consideration.
The Minister will then either approve the DPA (with or without changes), or refuse the DPA.
For further information on this process please contact
Mike Flehr, Senior Strategic and Policy Planner
(08) 8408 0503
KEY FEATURES OF THE REVISED POLICY
In general terms, this DPA:
- will not change town or urban area boundaries (minor change to the northern Birdwood boundary, and three Public Purpose Zones rezoned);
- anticipates identified future development requirements for diverse residential and economic development within the existing town and urban area boundaries;
- provides consistent and contemporary development controls for all forms of 'urban' and 'settlement' areas;
- matches development potential to infrastructure provision; and
- addresses key social, environmental and economic issues.
Policy Change Objectives
Council has prepared a number of reports and studies which have informed various aspects of this DPA and provided a series of clear objectives for the planning policy in this DPA. The policy objectives, as adopted by Council, are:
- consistent planning policy across the District in terms of structure, format and expression;
- planning policy providing clear direction for applicants, the community and Council planners;
- suitable housing for Council's diverse community, with particular emphasis on housing for older people;
- higher density housing in appropriate locations in response to the findings of the Housing Study and State Planning Strategy;
- urban character protected through the preparation of Desired Character Statements;
- townships and urban areas growth matched to the capacity of existing infrastructure;
- existing town boundaries retained;
- development with minimal environmental impact;
- home-based businesses encouraged within residential areas; and,
- town centres which are sufficient in area and provide clear guidance for retail and business development.
Proposed policy changes