Amendments to development plans

Minister initiated amendments to development plans

The Minister for Planning can initiate an amendment under the following circumstances:

  • the land is not within a council area
  • a council has requested the minister to initiate an amendment
  • the amendment affects two or more development plans
  • a council has taken too long to prepare an amendment
  • the Minister considers the amendment necessary due to significant social, environmental or economic issues
  • the amendment involves matters related to the State Heritage, River Murray, Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary or Natural Resource Management acts
  • the amendment is needed to reflect changes in the South Australian Planning Strategy or an approved major development or project.

The state planning agency undertakes the investigations for Minister initiated amendments, and consultation with the public is conducted by the Development Policy Advisory Committee (DPAC).

Information about development plan amendments in general can be found on Consultation on amendments to development plans.

Ministerial amendments on public consultation or pending decisions

Ministerial amendments approved in 2016

Initiated ministerial amendments

Amendments that have been initiated by the Minister but are not yet on public consultation are:

What is 'interim operation'?

In some cases a Minister initiated amendment can be brought into immediate effect on a temporary, or interim, basis while the community is consulted. This measure is used when the Minister considers it necessary to ensure orderly and proper development in the area affected by the amendment.

Interim operation begins at the start of public consultation and can be in place for up to 12 months. During this time, all the policies proposed by the amendment are in effect. However, changes to the amendment can be made as a result of the consultation.

Past ministerial amendments to development plans

Amendments approved in 2015

Amendments approved in 2014

Amendments approved in 2013

Amendments approved in 2012

Amendments approved in 2011

Amendments approved in 2010

Amendments approved in 2009

Amendments approved in 2008

Amendments approved in 2007

Amendments approved in 2006

  • Bushfire Management Part 1
  • Bushfire Management Part 2
  • Gawler Urban Boundary
  • Mount Lofty Ranges Watershed Wineries and Ancillary Development Wineries
  • North Brighton Coastal

Terminated and declined amendments

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