Strathalbyn Development Plan Amendment


Strathalbyn Township & Environs Development Plan Amendment Community Consultation 16 November 2017 - 19 January 2018

Alexandrina Council is updating its Development Plan via the Strathalbyn Township & Environs Development Plan Amendment (DPA) to help protect and strengthen the unique charm and heart of Strathalbyn.

During 2013-14 Council consulted with the community and business sector on the preparation of the Strathalbyn Town Plan. An important next step in implementing the Town Plan is amending policies, which control and influence future development in and around Strathalbyn.

The policy changes in this Development Plan Amendment (DPA) will affect four key areas: the District Centre, Adelaide Road Land, Lot 10 Langhorne Creek Road and the Industry Zone centred around Milnes Road.

Download brochure here  to see maps and a summary of the proposed changes.

Your views about the changes proposed in the DPA are important. Have your say by completing the feedback form here.

Consultation closes at midnight on Friday, 19 January 2018.

Members of the community are welcome to elaborate on their submission at the Public Hearing to be held at 6pm on Tuesday 23 January 2018 at the Strathalbyn Football Club. If you wish to speak at the meeting, you must indicate this in your written submission or feedback form.

Want more information? Council staff will be present at Shop 4, 10 Dawson Street one day per week for the duration of the consultation period to talk one-on-one about the proposed changes and to answer any questionsyou might have. Opening times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, 21 November from 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 25 November from 9am to 12 noon
  • Tuesday, 5 December from 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday, 14 December from 2pm to 6.30pm
  • Wednesday, 20 December from 9am to 5pm
  • Friday, 5 January from 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday, 10 January from 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday, 18 January from 2pm to 6.30pm

Media Release - Strathalbyn Public Consultation Launch - November 2017 (367 kb)

Strathalbyn DPA FAQs (394 kb)

Information Sheet

Draft Strathalbyn Township and Environs DPA by Alexandrina Council (8155 kb)

An info-graphic summarising the DPA process can be viewed here: Strathalbyn Development Plan Amendment Process.

The Minister for Planning recently gave his approval for the draft DPA to proceed to public consultation. You can see the approval letter here. Public and government agency feedback in relation  to the draft DPA will be sought during a 9-week consultation period beginning on Thursday 16 November 2017 and closing on Friday 19 January 2018.

Supporting Investigations 

To support development of the DPA, Council engaged the following consultants to undertake a number of investigations:

  1. Concept Plan for Lot 10, Langhorne Creek Road – awarded to Tredwell Management. This investigation explored how Council land at Lot 10 Langhorne Creek Road should be rezoned and developed to accommodate a range of recreational and community uses. Concept Plan Report
  2. Strathalbyn District Centre Traffic, Car Parking & Streetscape Plan – awarded to MRCagney Pty Ltd. In collaboration with Jensen PLUS, this investigation has produced a traffic, parking and streetscape strategy for the town centre, focusing on the design of public places, linkages between High Street and Dawson Street and improving safety for all users. Strathalbyn District Centre Traffic Parking and Streetscape Plan
  3. Retail Analysis Review – awarded to SGS Economics and Planning. This review provided an independent update of previous retail analyses for Strathalbyn, including an updated assessment of future demand for retail and other commercial floor-space. Retail Analysis Review Report
  4. DPA preparation and Strath Property Investment Land Investigations - awarded to Holmes Dyer Pty Ltd. In addition to the preparation of the DPA, Holmes Dyer has undertaken a review of the suitability of Lots 507 & 600 Hamden Way and Lot 508 Braemer Drive, Strathalbyn (referred to as the Adelaide Road Land) for urban and community purposes. Review of Adelaide Road Land Report

Council would like to thank the members of our community who participated in development of the Strathalbyn Town Plan and to recognise the input of the members of the Strathalbyn Community Advisory Panel. We look forward to receiving community feedback on the draft DPA once released for public consultation.

For any enquiries about the DPA, please contact Alexandrina Council on 8555 7000. 

View further information about Council Development Plan Amendments here.

Strathalbyn DPA Media Releases 

Streetscape revamp to give new life to Strathalbyn's retail heart(110 kb)

The Southern Argus - Letter to the Editor 248 kb)

Council Decision making documents - please access here: