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In South Australia, policies relating to development are contained within statutory documents called Development Plans. Each local council has its own Development Plan.
The Marion Council Development Plan spells out the desired character for different parts of the Council area designated as zones and policy areas.
The plan describes the types of development preferred in each zone and policy area, and the criteria against which development applications will be assessed. Other council-wide policies cover a range of social, environmental and economic matters.
You may view the current Marion Council Development Plan by visiting the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure website.
Alternatively, it may be viewed during normal business hours from the following offices:
The Housing Diversity DPA was released for public consultation from 19th September to 14th November 2017 and a public meeting was held on 20th November 2017. Council endorsed the DPA on the 27th November 2017.
The DPA was submitted to the Minister for Planning on the 22nd December 2017.
Purpose of the amendment
The Minister is proposing to amend the Development Plans of Marion and West Torrens councils to enable new land uses on surplus racecourse land at Morphettville.
The proposed policy change will enable a medium to high density housing and mixed use precinct to be developed on parts of the racecourse land including land identified by the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) as surplus to their needs. The DPA also affects land fronting Anzac Highway between (and including) the Junction Bar and Bistro and Morphett Road, as well as land west of Morphett Road containing tram barns, residences and commercial activities
The inner metropolitan location offers great access to transport and will cater for a range of activities and medium to high density housing options.
The purpose of the DPA is to provide a zoning framework that facilitates the creation of a new inner urban mixed use neighbourhood integrated with a new permanent tram stop and upgraded racing facilities.
Changes are proposed in the Marion and West Torrens Council Development Plans as follows:
Marion Council Development Plan
West Torrens Council Development Plan
The community information sheet (1.7 MB PDF) includes a map of the site and provides details about the proposed amendment and the amendment process.
Viewing the amendment
There are three ways to view the proposed amendment:
3. Ask the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to post the document to you.
The Minister for Planning has recently Gazetted the City of Marion Housing Diversity Development Plan Amendment (Part 1).
This has resulted in a change to large portions of the Council’s Residential Zone and subsequent Policy Areas.
Council staff are developing new information brochures and Maps to assist the general public in understanding the new Zone and Policy Area requirements.
Further information will be available online and via Development Services staff once DPTI has consolidated the new Development Plan.