Development plan amendments

The Unley Council Development Plan is subject to ongoing strategic reviews and amendments to ensure that planning trends and community issues are balanced, reflecting the desired future character for the area.

Changes to the Development Plan are made by Development Plan Amendments (DPAs) which can be prepared by either the Council or by the Minister for Urban Development and Planning. All DPAs are subject to the approval of the Minister.

DPAs are notified and released for public consultation for a minimum of eight weeks.

Some DPAs are given interim authorisation by the State Government to prevent negative speculative development. This means that the new policies become law on an interim basis, during which time the public and government agencies are consulted. There may be changes made during this time based on submissions received.

After the consultation period finishes, all submissions including those from the public and government agencies are reviewed and amendments made as considered appropriate. The DPA is then forwarded to the Minister for Urban Development and Planning for final authorisation.

Click on each of the proposed Development Plan amendments to learn more.