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Development Plan Amendments

Councils can amend and change policies contained within a Development Plan by undertaking a process called a Development Plan Amendment (DPA).  A DPA process includes preliminary investigations, consultation with government and non-government agencies as well as public consultation.  The Minister for Planning then authorises the DPA as suitable to form an amendment to the Council's Development Plan.  The DPA process generally takes at least 12 to 18 months to complete but can be longer depending upon the complexity of the amendment.

PLANNING POLICY PROGRAM UPDATE - February 2018

Development Plan Amendment/Project Key Aim/Objective Status Next Steps
Regional Town Centre Expansion DPA To expand the Regional Town Centre Zone  and provide additional policy to guide the future expansion and development of the town centre to accommodate the future needs of Murray Bridge's growing population  Complete  
Integrated Water Management DPA Incorporate natural resource management policies in the Development Plan to ensure the better management of water resources  Complete   
Residential Growth Areas DPA - Stage 1  To re-zone areas of rural and country living land surrounding Murray Bridge to allow for residential growth to accommodate the growing population  The Minister for Planning has requested the DPA be considered as part of the transition to the Planning & Design Code  Navigate the necessary process with DPTI 
Residential Growth Areas DPA - Stage 2 

To re-zone areas of rural and country living land surrounding Murray Bridge to allow for residential growth to accommodate the growing population.

The DPA may also examine some land currently zoned light industry on and near Adelaide Road 

The Minister for Planning has requested the DPA be considered as part of the transition to the Planning & Design Code Navigate the necessary process with DPTI
Residential Growth Areas DPA - Stage 3 

To re-zone a section of land adjacent the town centre, with views of the River Murray and Hume Reserve.

There are significant constraints that need to be considered in any re-zoning

To be commenced at a future date   
Swanport DPA (Developer funded)  To re-zone existing primary production land to the south east of Murray Bridge to accommodate additional rural living land while enabling the relocation of an existing primary production business to another site to facilitate expansion  The Minister for Planning has requested the DPA be considered as part of the transition to the Planning & Design Code  Navigate the necessary process with DPTI  
Monarto Master Plan An over-arching planning document which sets the broad framework for the future development of Monarto  Complete  Implementation underway
Rural Areas Study 

A study into the rural and primary production areas of Council and the existing policy governing these areas in the Development Plan

The study is intended to identify where there are gaps in the existing policy and what amendments are needed to better improve planning and development outcomes in the rural areas

In progress at a staff level - has the potential to be incorporated as part of the Primary Production (Central Policy Area 3) Value Adding DPA.

Scope may be refined 

Work in conjunction with DPTI to assess suitability in continuing given transition to Planning & Design Code 
Primary Production (Central Policy Area 3) Value Adding DPA  A 'minor' DPA to address an anomaly in the existing primary production zoning which prevents land division, even where it may be of benefit to significant primary production and associated operations/businesses.  Will also incorporte policy to better enable value adding activities to benefit primary production and further economic development objectives.  Statement of intent approved.  DPA drafted  If endorsement from the Strategic Planning & Development Committee is forthcoming, the DPA will be put before Council for endorsement before being submitted to the Minister for Planning for approval for interim effect and public/agency consultation 
Riverfront DPA A DPA (together with other sutdies which may be required) to implement the key priorities and zoning changes suggested in the Riverfront Strategy 

Cross-divisional Project Team established to manage the implementation of the Riverfront Strategy.

Flood plain mapping successfuly sourced from DEWNR 

Planning Policy Team to consider next steps and the investigations necessary to commence the DPA 

 

 

 

Contact:
Policy Planner
Ph: 08 8539 1100

planning@murraybridge.sa.gov.au

 

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