Regulated trees amendment
The Regulated Trees Development Plan Amendment (DPA) - was approved by the Minister for Planning by notice in the South Australian Gazette on 15 November 2012.
Purpose of the amendment
The Regulated trees community information sheet - provides details about the amendment and the amendment process.
The amendment incorporates new policies related to regulated trees into Metropolitan Adelaide development plans to reflect the Development (Regulated Trees) Amendment Act 2009 and the Development (Regulated Trees) Variation Regulations 2011.
The policies provide guidance for the assessment of development applications relating to regulated trees and complement existing policies relating to significant trees.
The amendment aims to strike the balance between the protection of trees and the need to remove inappropriately located trees and inappropriate tree species.
As result of feedback received during consultation, the Minister made several changes to terminology in the DPA to improve interpretation and strengthen links to the legislation.
Area affected by the amendment
The area affected by the DPA - is Metropolitan Adelaide (as defined by the Development Act) plus selected zones in the Adelaide Hills Council and the District Council of Mount Barker.
The council areas and development plans affected are:
- Adelaide (City)
- Adelaide Hills Council
- Burnside (City)
- Campbelltown (City)
- Charles Sturt Council
- Gawler (CT)
- Holdfast Bay (City)
- Land Not Within a Council Area (Metropolitan)
- Light Regional Council
- Marion Council
- Mitcham (City)
- Mount Barker (DC)
- Norwood Payneham and St Peters (City)
- Onkaparinga (City)
- Playford Council
- Port Adelaide Enfield (City)
- Prospect (City)
- Salisbury (City)
- Tea Tree Gully (City)
- Unley (City)
- Walkerville Council
- West Torrens Council
To view the plans see - Development plans.
Consultation on Ministerial DPAs is managed by the Development Policy Advisory Committee (DPAC), an independent statutory committee which provides advice to the Minister for Planning.
Public consultation closed on 25 January 2012. A public meeting was held on 15 February 2012.