Strathalbyn Development Plan Amendment

Strathalbyn DPA Timeline

An info-graphic summarising the DPA process can be viewed here: Strathalbyn DPA Process Timeline - updated February 2018(359 kb)

Public Hearing

Due to the significant response from the community regarding the Strathalbyn Development Plan Amendment, the Public Hearing will now be held at the Strathalbyn Town Hall on Saturday, 17 February 2018 commencing at 9:00am, to hear those people who nominated in their written submission that they wish to make a verbal representation. 

Those who nominated to speak are listed below.  This list has been compiled in order of receipt and registration by Council’s administration.

Strathalbyn DPA Public Hearing - Speakers List(32 kb)

Public Hearing Guidelines

To ensure the Public Hearing is undertaken in an effective manner and that everyone has an equal opportunity to hear and be heard, the Hearing will be convened under the following guidelines:

  • The Hearing will be convened by Mr Glenn Rappensberg Chief Executive Officer Alexandrina Council
  • All in attendance will be respectful of all those presenting and any interjecting or interruptions will not be tolerated.
  • The Public Hearing will be recorded in order to assist in the formulation of the public consultation summary document.
  • The Public Hearing is not a forum to answer questions, its purpose is to provide an opportunity for respondents to deliver, in person, additional information to support their written submission. Only people who indicated that they wanted to make a representation at the Public Hearing as part of their written submission on the Strathalbyn DPA will be heard.
  • Speakers will be heard in the order listed on the Council website.
  • Changes to the speaking order will not be accepted.
  • Each speaker will have 5 minutes (only) to address the Public Hearing and must resume their seat when requested by the Convenor.
  • Speakers will use the public address system and lectern provided.
  • The convener will advise each speaker when they have 1 minute remaining of their allotted speaking time.
  • Council requests that speakers confirm their attendance with Council staff upon arrival and sit in the reserved seats provided at the front of the Town Hall.
  • Please be present from 9am irrespective of your placing in the list, as there is no guarantee of a specific speaking time.
  • Speakers will need to state their name at the start of their representation for recording purposes.

Consultation Submissions - updated 25 January 2018

Strathalbyn DPA Summary of Submissions - final day (Friday 19 January 2018)(52735 kb)

Strathalbyn DPA Summary of Submissions Week 10(24515 kb)

Strathalbyn DPA Summary of Submissions Week 9(23913 kb)

Strathalbyn DPA - Summary of Submissions Week 8(52120 kb)

Strathalbyn DPA - Summary of Submissions Week 7(84875 kb)

Strathalbyn DPA Summary of Submissions Week 6(39013 kb)

Strathalbyn DPA - Summary of Submissions Week 5(91873 kb)

Strathalbyn DPA - Summary of Submissions Week 4(10131 kb)

Strathalbyn DPA - Summary of Submissions Week 3(1040 kb)

Strathalbyn DPA - Summary of Submissions Week 2(1322 kb)

Strathalbyn DPA - Summary of Submissions Week 1(480 kb)


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. 

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: