The Development Act 1993 establishes Development Plans as the primary legal document to guide new development in South Australia. The Development Plan for each council area contains the zones, maps and explicit rules that guide and control what can and cannot be done on any piece of land within the area. They are also the basis upon which applications for new development will be assessed and any appeal decisions are made.
Development Plans outline which land uses are envisaged in a zone and those uses which are not contemplated.
Development Plans contain objectives, principles and policies that will control and affect the design and location of proposed land use activities. The Plans can also spell out the desired character for a given area or zone.
** Please note the statewide Planning & Design Code will replace the Alexandrina Development Plan from September 2020.
Since the draft Code was released for consultation in October 2019, Council planning staff have been reviewing the document to determine the impacts on Alexandrina Council and in February 2020 lodged a submission on the Code. These documents can be viewed below: