The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide 2017 Update

The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide (first prepared in 2010) is the strategic land-use plan that guides the long-term growth of the city and its surrounds. It describes our plan for how Greater Adelaide should grow to become more liveable, competitive and sustainable.

The 2017 update builds on the strong foundations of the 2010 plan and updates its vision where needed to ensure that the development of Greater Adelaide continues to respond to emerging 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. Eighty-four per cent of South Australia’s population currently live in the Greater Adelaide region.

The plan is a volume of the South Australian Planning Strategy under the Development Act 1993 and it will become a Regional Plan under the new Planning, Development and Infrastructure (PDI) Act 2016.

The Department consulted widely on the update with professionals, peak bodies, industry groups and communities. This included 8 weeks of formal public consultation which concluded on 21 October 2016.

Visit Living Adelaide for further information and a copy of the plan.

Barossa Valley and McLaren Valley character preservation addendum

The Character Preservation (Barossa Valley) Act 2012 and the Character Preservation (McLaren Vale) Act 2012 became operational on 18 January 2013.

This means that the special character of the two districts is recognised, protected and enhanced while providing for the economic, physical and social wellbeing of the communities within them. The creation of additional residential development in the rural areas in the districts is restricted to halt urban sprawl to the north and south of Adelaide’s built-up area, thereby seeking to provide for continued viable farming and primary production activities.

This legislation led to the 2013 amendment to The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide. Development plan amendments were subsequently undertaken for the council areas affected.

The 2013 Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale Character Preservation Addendum continues to be an addendum to The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide 2017 update.

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