What is a Development Plan?

The Development Plan guides the physical development (built form) of the City. All Councils are required to review their respective Development Plans in light of the State Governments; 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide. The discussion at this workshop, and the engagement results gathered during stage 1 of the Community Plan / Section 30 Review, will be incorporated into a draft revised Community Plan. It will also be included in a draft Strategic Directions Report which will outline a five year land use policy program to revise and update the Development Plan.

Charles Sturt Development Plan

Why are you doing this consultation?

South Australia's planning system enables the State Government and Councils, in partnership with its community, to plan ahead in order to:

  • Promote development in suitable locations, protect the environment and create a desired character and urban and regional form throughout the State; and
  • Provide more certainty and clarity for those proposing development and the wider community.

A Development Plan Review (also know as a Section 30 review) is a requirement of the SA Development Act. It focuses on the changing development needs of an area to ensure that the council's development plan is appropriate for the future needs of the city.

How do I make a submission?

There are a number of ways you can provide feedback.

  • Come to the Development Plan Review information night, 19 February, 6pm for a 6.30pm start at 72 Woodville Road, Woodville,
  • Comment anonymously in the online discussion forum,
  • Ask an online question,
  • Make a private online submission, or
  • View the document and complete a submission form in all Council’s facilities.

Informal comments received in the discussion forum will be included in the consultation, however if you would like to make a formal submission, please do so by clicking on the submission tab.

You can also register to make a verbal submission to the Strategic Development Committee meeting on 15 April 2013.

What is a Development Plan Amendment?

The only way in which a Development Plan can be updated is by a Development Plan Amendment (DPA). A DPA consists of an explanation of the proposed changes to the existing Development Plan as well as the research that underpins these proposed changes. The process associated with each DPA includes a number of checks and balances, including a public consultation period; an informal information session; an official, formal public hearing; and consultation with other government agencies.

For more information, read over the Planning SA Guide.