As part of the state's planning and development system, a Development Plan applies to the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. While the Development Plan bears the Council’s name, the content is ultimately determined by the Minister for Planning.
The Development Plan is the key statutory document used in assessing development applications that are lodged under the Development Act 1993.
When a development application is lodged for approval, the relevant authority (in most cases Council) must not grant Development Plan Consent if development is deemed to be ‘seriously at variance’ with the Development Plan.
From time to time, Development Plans are updated through the rezoning of land or rewriting of existing policies. This update process is known as a Development Plan Amendment (DPA), and must follow the requirements of the Act. While the Minister for Planning or the Council can initiate a DPA, only the Minister can approve a DPA.
Current DPAs in the Council area are discussed below:
Council is reviewing the land use policies applying to a large area of underutilised industrial zoned land at Days Road and Regency Road, Croydon Park. The DPA is privately funded, and the affected area is under the ownership of several different parties. The zoning review is intended to enable the future development of the land for residential, retail, and commercial uses.
In December 2016, Council obtained agreement from the Minister on a Statement of Intent. Negotiations are continuing between the affected landowners, which must be finalised before technical site investigations can be completed.
Council is reviewing the zoning of a tract of Council-owned land in the suburb of Angle Park. The land is presently under two zones, being the Recreation Zone and the Light Industry Zone. The land however is underutilised and an alternative residential zoning may enable it to be better used to meet the objectives of the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide.
Council submitted a Statement of Intent to the Minister In January 2019. The Minister agreed to the Statement of Intent in March 2019. Council is currently undertaking technical site investigations in conjunction with appointed consultants.
Following a request from a proponent, Council is reviewing the zoning of two parcels of land along Days Road that are currently zoned as the Community Zone. The intention is to change the zoning to allow for a new housing estate. Council endorsed a Statement of Intent for this purpose in April 2019, and is negotiating a funding agreement with the proponent. Council will submit the Statement of Intent for Ministerial consideration once the funding agreement has been finalised.