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Changes to the Development Plan

The Development Plan is the principal document that is used by Council Planners to assess Development Applications. This plan regulates land use and guides planning decisions within the Coorong District Council.  For a list identifying the current Development Plan and previous changes, please click here.

The Development Plan is reviewed from time to time, in accordance with the requirements of Section 30 in the Development Act 1993. The details of the review are summarised in the Strategic Directions Report. The Strategic Directions Report contains a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) program, outlining changes that will be made to the Development Plan over time.

Section 30 Strategic Directions Report(274 kb)

The Development Act, 1993 and the associated Development Regulations, 2008 govern the processes to change Development Plans in South Australia.  For further information on understanding the process to change Development Plans under the Development Act, 1993, please click here.

On 1 April 2017, with the passage of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016, the new SA Planning System came into operation and this will include significant changes to the way land use change is undertaken in the future.

Council has a Strategic Planning & Development Policy Committee that provides advice to Council on matters pertaining to strategic land use planning and development policy.

Current or Recent DPAs

Public consultation on the draft Town Centres, Townships, & Environs DPA closed on 28 July 2017.

Development Plan Amendment - For Consultation(2117 kb)

As per legislated requirements, a copy of the written submissions on the consultation draft of the Town Centres, Townships & Environs DPA are available for inspection at the counter of the Tailem Bend office of the Coorong District Council at 95-101 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend.

As written submissions are public documents, Council is also making these available on its website – refer to below.

Development Plan Amendment (DPA) - Collation of Public Submissions(8416 kb)

Development Plan Amendment (DPA) - Collation of Public Submissions Part 2(16439 kb)

Development Plan Amendment (DPA) - Collation of Agency Submissions(9541 kb)


For those who have expressed a desire to be heard with respect to their written submission, Council’s Strategic Planning and Development Policy Committee will hear those views at 7pm on Tuesday 15 August 2017 in the Council Chambers of the Coorong District Council, 95-101 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend. You can access the 15 August 2017 Strategic Planning & Development Policy Committee meeting agenda here.

Letters of acknowledgement of written submissions will be sent out by 5 August 2017, and those specifically requesting to be heard will be invited to the public hearing.

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