Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale revised protection districts amendment

Current status

The Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale Revised Protection Districts development plan amendment (18.4 MB PDF) (DPA) was approved, with revisions, by the Minister for Planning by notice in the South Australian Government Gazette on 18 January 2013.

The approval of the DPA coincides with the introduction of two Acts establishing Preservation Character Districts in the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale.

Purpose of the amendment

The approved DPA:

  • amends existing maps and figures in affected development plans to show the extent of the Character Preservation Districts
  • introduces district-wide provisions for character preservation.

The Minister's revisions to the DPA:

  • uphold the original development plan policy on proposed dwellings on vacant rural lots
  • reflect the Statewide wind farms policy as implemented under the Statewide Wind Farms DPA.

The community information sheet (348.5 KB PDF) provides details about the amendment as it was released for public consultation and the amendment process.

Area affected by the amendment

The DPA affects land in:

  • three councils in the Barossa Valley district
  • one council in the McLaren Vale district.

The development plans affected are:

To view a map of the area affected go to Location SA Map Viewer or refer to the community information sheet (348.5 KB PDF). A spatial layer can be downloaded from Data.SA.

Consultation process

Consultation on Ministerial DPAs is conducted by the Development Policy Advisory Committee (DPAC), an independent statutory committee which provides advice to the Minister for Planning.

Public consultation on the amendment closed on 27 June 2012. Two public meetings were held in August 2012.

To view the public submissions received contact the Planning contacts - Development plans and amendments team.

Related information

On this site


Guide to development plans and development plan amendments (660.2 KB PDF)

For an alternative version of a document on this page see Planning contacts - Development plans and amendments.


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