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Charles Sturt Development Plan

A Development Plan Amendment (DPA) may be prepared by the Minister or Council. As part of this process draft policies are available for public comment for at least two months and Council must consider all submissions made and report to the Minister on these submissions and its responses. The final draft must be approved by the Planning Minister before it can come into legal effect as part of the authorised Development Plan.

Strategic Directions Report - Development Plan Review 2014

The draft Strategic Directions Report (SDR) was endorsed by Council on 27 May 2013 and forwarded to the Minister for Planning for agreement. The Minister's delegate advised on 14 April 2014 that the investigations and five year Development Plan Amendment (DPA) program has been agreed. The final SDR can be viewed below.

Strategic Directions Report 2014 (5342 kb)

Council are well underway in the implementation of the five year policy program. A number of the studies and investigations have been completed or are significantly progressed. Statements of Intent to seek agreement from the Minister to begin a number of DPAs have been submitted. 

For more details contact Kym Wundersitz, Principal Economic and Strategic Planner on 8408 1179.

Heritage Places Development Plan Amendment (DPA)

Council has prepared a Heritage Places DPA.  The DPA has come into operation on an interim basis pursuant to Section 28 of the Development Act 1993.

The Heritage Places DPA has been released for public consultation between Tuesday 12 September 2017 until Friday 10 November 2017, with a public hearing scheduled for 6pm on Monday 19 February 2018.

 The DPA seeks to:

  • List 64 Local Heritage Places (LHPs).
    • Delete one LHP, which was demolished as part of the Torrens to Torrens South Road Upgrade (T2T project).
    • Delete 213 Contributory Items (CI) for various reasons (eg 26 items are proposed as LHPs, 82 items were demolished as part of the T2T project, and 105 items have either been demolished or were recommended by consultants to be removed from the list of CIs).
    • Make changes to the Heritage Overlay maps to reflect the above changes.

Further information and a copy of the draft DPA is available on Council’s consultation website

For more details on this DPA please contact John Tagliaferri, Senior Policy Planner on (08) 8408 1827 or jtagliaferri@charlessturt.sa.gov.au.

Woodville Road and Environs Revitalisation Development Plan Amendment (DPA)
The Woodville Road and Environs Revitalisation DPA seeks to transform Woodville Road into a vibrant and functional main street. The DPA proposes to review the policies of the District Centre Zone and its immediate surrounds to guide the development in the context of the Woodville Village Master Plan. The next stage will be public and agency consultation. For more details contact John Tagliaferri, Senior Policy Planner on 8408 1827.
  
Residential Streetscape Development Plan Amendment (DPA)

The Residential Streetscape Study was undertaken in 2013. The purpose of the Study was to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the Council area to identify and justify areas of residential 'streetscape' character. The Study findings will inform the DPA. The Statement of Intent for the DPA was forwarded to the Minister for Planning for agreement in November 2013. The Minister for Planning rejected the need for the DPA by letter dated 13 June 2014.

The Residential Streetscape Study can be viewed below:

Residential Streetscape Study (17960 kb)

For more details contact John Tagliaferri, Senior Policy Planner on 8408 1827.

Residential City Wide Policies Development Plan Amendment

Council has prepared the Residential City-Wide Policies Development Plan Amendment (DPA) to amend various residential development provisions in the Charles Sturt Development Plan.  The Residential City-Wide Policies DPA will be released for public consultation on 2 February 2017 until 31 March 2017.  The focus of the DPA is the Residential Zone and Policy Areas.  A number of policy changes are also proposed in the General Section, Table ChSt/1 – Conditions for Complying Development, Table ChSt/2 – Off Street Vehicle Parking Requirements, and a number of maps. 

There are some 142 amendments proposed to the Charles Sturt Council Development Plan including, but not limited to, updating Desired Character statements, changes to minimum site area requirements, refinement of fencing policies for the West Lakes area, refinement to the ‘Building Restriction Area’ provisions for coastal policy areas, and expansion of Policy Area 20 and refinement of the associated policies for this area.  A number of changes area also proposed to the Development Regulations 2008, including changes to Schedule 3 to reflect the proposed fencing policies within West Lakes, and exempting dwellings in the ‘Building Restriction Area’ from Schedule 4 – Complying development (Clause 2B – New Dwellings).

Further information and a copy of the DPA will be available on Council’s consultation website www.yoursaycharlessturt.com.au from 2 February 2017.  For more details please contact John Tagliaferri, Senior Policy Planner on (08) 8408 1827 or jtagliaferri@charlessturt.sa.gov.au .

Draft Urban Employment Zone Development Plan Amendment (DPA)

Council has prepared the draft Urban Employment Zone Development Plan Amendment (DPA) to replace the Industry Zone in the Charles Sturt Council Development Plan with the Urban Employment Zone Module from the South Australia Planning Policy Library (SAPPL).  The draft Urban Employment Zone DPA will be released for public consultation on Thursday 2 March 2017 until Friday 5 May 2017.

A key objective of the draft DPA was to investigate the introduction of new policy from the SAPPL for land contained within the Industry Zone.  In turn, this will provide for increased flexibility of appropriate land uses within the zone that can generate employment opportunities for the City.

Key policy changes proposed through the draft DPA include:

  • Replace the Industry Zone with the Urban Employment Zone Module from the SAPPL
  • Maintain the current Industry Interface Area with proposed amendments
  • Introduce a Core Industry Policy Area to formalise the existing areas not identified as Industry Interface Area
  • Introduce a Main Road Commercial Policy Area to provide greater land use flexibility along the fringes of the zone where adjacent to arterial roads
  • Expand the existing Bulky Goods Policy Area in Royal Park and introduce a new proposed Bulky Goods Policy Area in Woodville North (adjacent to Torrens Road) to provide greater investment attraction opportunities
  • Amend Table ChSt/1 – Conditions for Complying Development in relation to industrial land uses to address the useability of the compliance criteria/conditions and achieve consistency with the SAPPL.

Further information and a copy of the draft DPA will be available on Council’s consultation website www.yoursaycharlessturt.com.au from Thursday 2 March 2017.  For more details please contact Jim Gronthos, Senior Policy Planner on (08) 8408 1265 or jgronthos@charlessturt.sa.gov.au.

Draft Privately Funded Seaton Mixed Use (Residential and Commercial) Development Plan Amendment

Council has prepared a draft Privately Funded Seaton Mixed Use (Residential and Commercial) Development Plan Amendment (DPA). 

The draft DPA proposes to replace the Industry Zone, Local Centre Zone and a parcel contained within the Residential Zone within the Affected Area with the Suburban Activity Node Zone Module from the South Australia Planning Policy Library (SAPPL).  The proposed zone envisages mixed-use development comprising commercial land uses and medium to high density residential development. 

The draft Privately Funded Seaton Mixed Use (Residential and Commercial) DPA will be released for public consultation on Tuesday 18 July until Friday 15 September 2017.

 Key policy changes proposed through the draft DPA include:

  • Replacing the Industry Zone, Local Centre Zone and one parcel of Residential Zoned land contained in the Affected Area with the Suburban Activity Node Zone
  • Inclusion of a Core Area and Transition Area to address interface with the neighbouring Residential Zone
  • Inclusion of a Concept Plan to guide future redevelopment of the Affected Area
  • Amendments to the Affordable Housing Overlay
  • Amendments to the Noise and Air Emissions Overlay
  • Amendments to the Strategic Transport Routes Overlay
  • Amendments to General Section policy under Interface between Land Uses
  • Amendments to Table ChSt/2A – Off Street Vehicle Parking Requirements for Designated Areas to reference the Suburban Activity Node Zone as a Designated Area.

Further information and a copy of the draft DPA will be available on Council’s consultation website http://www.yoursaycharlessturt.com.au/ from Tuesday 18 July 2017.  For more details please contact Jim Gronthos, Senior Policy Planner on (08) 8408 1265 or jgronthos@charlessturt.sa.gov.au.

 

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