Housing Diversity - Development Plan Amendment (DPA)

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Shaping your city's future

Housing Diversity DPA ConsultationPlanning how our streets will look and feel is an important part of your Council’s work.

Each Council has a Development Plan that provides guidelines on what new construction can be built and where.

By law, Development Plans must be regularly reviewed and updated to ensure they cater for Marion’s changing population and housing needs.

Since 2015, the City of Marion has extensively reviewed our Development Plan in a project known as the Housing Diversity Development Plan Amendment.

Project update

The DPA as now been submitted to the Minister for Planning, the Hon John Rau, on 22 December 2017.  A letter has been sent to almost 300 residents involved with the DPA community consultation which can be viewed here: Letter to Residents COM Housing Diversity DPA(674 kb)


Actions Undertaken


Next steps

Following the review of the DPA the Minister may accept, reject or vary any or all of the proposed amendment. Council is currently not aware of the likely timeframe in which the Minister's position will be known. All future updates will be made available on this webpage.

Council is not providing an updated interactive map, as proposed zone and zone boundaries are subject to change. Details on various policy areas including associated maps can be viewed below. The information below reflects the version of the DPA approved by Council and may be subject to change following consideration by the Minister for Planning.

Urban Corridor

(Mitchell Park, Marion, Park Holme, Ascot Park, Plympton Park and South Plympton)

Suburban Activity Node Zone

(Sturt, Seacombe Gardens, Dover Gardens, Warradale, Oaklands Park and Marion)

Residential Character Policy Area 15

(Glandore, Edwardstown, Plympton Park and Glengowrie)

 Marion Plains Policy Area 10

(Glandore, South Plympton, Glengowrie, Morphettville, Park Holme, Ascot Park, Warradale, Oaklands Park, Marion, Clovelly Park, Dover Gardens, Seacombe Gardens and Sturt)

Local and Neighbourhood Centre

(Located in most suburbs)

Foothills and Coastal Policy Area 16

(Darlington, Seacombe Heights, Seaview Downs, Seacliff Park, Marino and Hallett Cove)

Escarpment Policy Area 19

(Darlington, Seacombe Heights, Seaview Downs, Seacliff Park and Marino)



Background information (2017)

Council intends to create new zones/policy areas and amend other existing zones/policy areas throughout the City. Each zone will have special rules around the size and density of developments.

The zones will generally provide for smaller allotment sizes in the southern suburbs. In the north, new residential character areas will be introduced and issues associated with infill developments (i.e. two or more new dwellings on a block) will be addressed. Taller buildings will be encouraged on train/tram corridors and some main roads.

The plan aims to align with the State Government’s 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide.

View the following information that has been sent to all residents.

View the Marion Housing Diversity DPA For Consultation(16462 kb).
(Please be aware this is a large document.)



Have your say

The community were able to provide their feedback using the following options:

For other project updates, please view Making Marion website


Contact us

Phone: (08) 8375 6600
Email: housingdiversitydpa@marion.sa.gov.au


T: +61 8375 6600 | E: council@marion.sa.gov.au
245 Sturt Road, SA 5047, Australia
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