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Development Plan and Policy

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.

Port Adelaide Enfield Council Development Plan

Development Plan Amendments

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.

There are three DPAs that the Council is proceeding with (a fourth DPA was recently completed by the Minister for Planning):

Rezoning of 165-179 and 181-193 Days Road, Regency Park for Residential Development DPA

Council is reviewing the zoning of two parcels of land along Days Road of some 8 hectares in size. Both parcels are zoned as the Community Zone. The intent is to rezone the land to a Suburban Neighbourhood Zone, which will allow for the development of a new housing estate. The DPA is funded by a private proponent.

The DPA has been released for public consultation. The link below contains:

  • An Information Sheet providing more details about the DPA
  • A copy of the DPA
  • The studies undertaken to inform the DPA

Rezoning of 165-179 and 181-193 Days Road, Regency Park for Residential Development

Rezoning of Allotment 113 and Portion of Allotment 115, Cowan Street, Angle Park for Residential Development DPA

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, the Recreation Zone and the Light Industry Zone. It 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.

The link below contains:

  • An Information Sheet providing more details about the DPA
  • A copy of the DPA
  • The studies undertaken to inform the DPA

Rezoning of Allotment 113 and portion of allotment 115 Cowan Street, Angle Park for Residential Development

The DPA was available for public review for an eight week period commencing on Thursday 20 February 2020. Written comments were invited until 5.00pm Friday 17 April 2020.

Written submissions were received from Government Agencies, utility providers and adjoining Councils. No public submissions were received.

As none of the written submissions requested to be heard at a public meeting scheduled for 5 May 2020, the public meeting has been cancelled and will not be held.

A report on the submissions received and any recommended amendments to the DPA will be the subject of future consideration by Council. Council will then decide whether to continue to progress the DPA and seek the Minister for Planning’s approval of the proposed new zoning.

Corner Days & Regency Roads, Croydon Park DPA

Council is reviewing the land use policies applying to a large area of under-utilised 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.The Council's Statement of Intent was submitted to the Minister and agreed to in December 2016. In accord with its policy, Council is negotiating a DPA funding deed with various landowners, and this must be finalised before the DPA can be progressed.

Devon Park Residential DPA (by the Minister)

The Minister has completed a review of the zoning for 37 Belford Avenue, Devon Park. The site measures about 8,000m² and was previously zoned as a Light Industry Zone. The site has been rezoned to a Residential Zone, allowing for medium-density development of 2-3 storeys in height. The Minister approved the rezoning on 30 April 2020. Further details are available from the State Government's webpage below:

Devon Park Residential DPA