Existing Activity Centres Policy Review amendment

Current status

The Existing Activity Centres Policy Review DPA (2.3 MB PDF) was approved by the Minister for Planning by notice in the South Australian Government Gazette on 21 April 2016.

Purpose of the amendment

This DPA proposed changes to the planning policies used in the assessment of development proposals in ‘activity centres’ such as commercial and retail centres, shopping strips, business precincts, high streets and town centres. The changes are intended to support greater business opportunities, flexibility, competition and certainty.

The DPA affects suburban and regional areas of Greater Adelaide and all 25 development plans in the region, excluding the City of Adelaide.

An information sheet (169.7 KB PDF) provides details about the proposed amendment and the amendment process.

Area affected by the amendment

The DPA relates to many of the retail and commercial areas in each of the following councils:

  • Adelaide Hills Council
  • Alexandrina Council
  • The Barossa Council
  • City of Burnside
  • Campbelltown Council
  • City of Charles Sturt
  • Town of Gawler
  • City of Holdfast Bay
  • Light Regional Council
  • District Council of Mallala
  • City of Marion
  • City of Mitcham
  • District Council of Mount Barker
  • City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters
  • City of Onkaparinga
  • City of Playford
  • City of Port Adelaide Enfield
  • City of Prospect
  • City of Salisbury
  • City of Tea Tree Gully
  • City of Unley
  • City of Victor Harbor
  • Corporation of the Town of Walkerville
  • City of West Torrens
  • District Council of Yankalilla.

The amendments affect each of the development plans in Greater Adelaide, excluding the City of Adelaide. To view the plans see - Development plans.

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 21 October 2015. A public meeting was held on 4 November 2015.

Related information

On this site

The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide

Other websites


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


Planning contacts - Development plans and amendments team

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