Planning and land management

The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide Update

The state government's vision for the growth and development of this most populated part of South Australia to 2036 is set out in The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide.

The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide, first prepared in 2010, described the plan for how Adelaide should grow to become more liveable, competitive and sustainable. Six years into the Plan, it's time to update these directions to respond to new challenges and opportunities.

Greater Adelaide is made up of seven administrative regions and 27 councils, as well as the regional city of Murray Bridge. It is bordered by Victor Harbor and Goolwa in the south, the Barossa Valley in the north, the Gulf of St Vincent in the west, and the River Murray in the east.

The plan prepares for steady population growth of 545,000 people, and the construction of 248,000 additional dwellings. It outlines where people will live, where jobs will be located and where future transport and other infrastructure will be provided. It also describes how the city's history, character and environmental heritage can be protected and how the risks and potential effects of climate change can be managed.

The Draft Update was out for an 8 week public consultation which concluded on 21 October 2016. Visit Living Adelaide to view the public submissions or for more information about the Plan.

Barossa Valley and McLaren Valley character preservation addendum

An amendment to the South Australian Planning Strategy to recognise the special character of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale was approved by the state government.

The addendum will now be incorporated as a separate section in the Update.

The addendum contains policy directions intended to preserve the character of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale districts by enabling continuing primary production and related activities, including tourism, while avoiding further encroachment by urban sprawl.

The development plans affected will be updated to align with the policy changes.

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