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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

Given a requirement for Council to further investigate and consider housing options with respect to Tailem Bend, Coonalpyn, Meningie and Tintinara townships, the Minister for Planning has split the Town Centres, Townships & Environs DPA into two Parts.  The Part 1 DPA contains those components of the DPA that do not propose additional rural living zones/land.   The Part 2 DPA includes the proposed additional rural living land/zones.  Refer to the Media Release for further information.

Click Here for the Media Release.

The Town Centres, Townships and Environs Part 1 DPA was approved by the Minister and then gazetted on 21 November 2017.  The Part 1 DPA has been consolidated into the Coorong District Council Development Plan and is now available online (see aforementioned link).

The Town Centres, Townships and Environs Part 2 DPA will continue to be considered by Council and the Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure with a view to satisfying the Minister’s concerns.  Further information on the Part 2 DPA will be contained in future Agenda(s) of the Strategic Planning & Development Policy Committee.

Historical Information - draft Town Centres, Townships & Environs DPA for public & agency consultation version

The public and agency consultation version of the draft Town Centres, Townships & Environs DPA is below.  Consultation closed on 28 July 2017, and after further Committee and Council considerations was forwarded to the Minister for Planning for his consideration (see above process).

Development Plan Amendment - For Consultation


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