On 2nd November 2015 the City of Port Lincoln endorsed the recommendation of its Strategic Planning & Development Policy Committee and released the Port Lincoln Council Development Plan Amendment Report (the DPA) for statutory consultation.
Public consultation concluded on the 21 January 2016.
The DPA proposes the rezoning of targeted parts of the Council for future residential development in a manner that positively responds to the state and regional strategic framework, potential future township growth and regional economic opportunities.
It follows an extensive review of land within the City currently zoned for residential purposes. The aim of the review was to ensure that there is an adequate supply of suitably zoned land to accommodate growth and provide housing choice for existing and future residents. The review considered drivers for housing demand such as underlying population growth, export markets for agriculture and aquaculture, mining, and oil and gas exploration outcomes. As well as these considerations Council is required to align future planning with the State’s Planning Strategy for the region (the Eyre and Western Region Plan).
What changes are proposed
The DPA proposes changes to the Port Lincoln Council Development Plan (Development Plan) including to rezone all of the areas within the Rural Living Zone and parts of the Rural Landscape Protection Zone to the Residential Zone or Residential Hills Zone. Specific changes to the Development Plan are set out in the DPA document with a summary provided below:
Update the Design and Appearance and Orderly, Residential, Sloping Land and Sustainable Development General Section modules of the Development Plan
Rezone sections of the Rural Landscape Protection Zone and the Rural Living Zone to Residential Zone
Replace sections of the Rural Landscape Protection Zone and Rural Living Zone north of Happy Valley Road with the Residential Hills Zone module from the SA Planning Policy Library Version 6
Revise or update policies and precinct boundaries in the Residential Zone to reflect the intended future development for the zone
Remove the Rural Living Zone
Two information sessions were held on 24th November 2015 - a copy of the power point presentation is available by clicking on the link.
A public meeting was held on Monday 8 February 2016, at 7.30pm at the Civic Centre, Port Lincoln Council, Level One, 60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln for the public to be heard by the Committee.
Copies of all submissions received were made available to the public for inspection by interested persons at the Civic Centre, City of Port Lincoln, Level One, 60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln from 22 January 2016 to 8 February 2016.
What happens following the public consultation period
Council will consider the submissions and decide whether to proceed with the DPA as publicly exhibited, make amendments to the DPA as a result of submissions or not proceed further with the DPA.
If Council decides in favour of either of the first two options, the DPA is then forwarded to the Minister for Planning seeking his final approval.
All concerned parties and agencies that raised comments will be advised in writing of the decision made by the Council in respect of their submission.
If the Minister approves the DPA, notice is given in the South Australian Government Gazette and the development plan is amended accordingly.
All approved DPAs must be reviewed by the State Parliament’s Environment, Resources and Development Committee (ERDC). The ERDC may request the Minister to consider changes to a DPA as a result of its review. Notice of any subsequent change is made in the Gazette and the development plan is amended accordingly.
Please follow the attached links for further information regarding a Development Plan Amendment process http://www.sa.gov.au/topics/housing-property-and-land/local-government/development-plans/amendments-to-development-plans
If you would like further information about the DPA, contact Customer Service at the City of Port Lincoln, 08 8621 2300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading noted as “Information Request – Residential DPA”.