The Statewide Wind Farms Development Plan Amendment (DPA) was approved by the Minister for Planning by notice in the South Australian Gazette on 18 October 2012.The Statewide wind farms DPA community information sheet (PDF 2.2MB) provides details about the amendment and the amendment process. A statement by the Minister (PDF 84KB) explains what changes were made to the DPA to address the concerns raised during the consultation process.
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The purpose of this DPA is to review land use policy applying to wind farms, with a view to providing greater clarity and certainty for communities and investors about renewable energy development. The DPA introduces new and amended policies for wind farms and ancillary development at the general (council-wide) level and in zones where such facilities are appropriate and therefore more likely to be located. The policies in the DPA recognise wind farm facilities as an envisaged form of development in some zones of relatively low population densities. It also recognises that wind farms may need to be located in prominent locations to take advantage of the wind required for effective operations.
This map (PDF 251KB) shows the areas affected by the amendment.This list (Word 26.5KB) identifies the 55 development plans affected. The individual plans can be viewed at Online development plans.
The Statewide Wind Farms DPA (PDF 12.5MB) provides details about the amendment.
The consultation process for ministerial DPAs is conducted by the Development Policy Advisory Committee (DPAC), which provides advice to the Minister for Planning about issues raised in the written public submissions and representations at the public meeting. Public consultation on the amendment closed on 13 December 2011. Four public meetings were held:
The following written submissions were received during the consultation period:
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