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 Council can initiate a DPA, only the Minister can approve a DPA.
Current DPAs 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 January 2017, 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.
In January 2019, Council submitted a Statement of Intent to the Minister, and is awaiting the Minister's decision.