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.
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.
Council is currently undertaking one DPA, being the Corner Days & Regency Roads, Croydon Park DPA.
For this DPA, 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 zoning review is intended to enable the future development of the land for residential, retail, and commercial uses. The DPA is privately funded, with the affected area under the ownership of several different parties.
In January 2021, the DPA was released for public consultation, with the consultation period closing on 12 March 2021. For further information and to make a comment, visit the consultation page for the DPA.