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The State Government is seeking to introduce new planning laws that could affect our residents’ homes and neighbourhoods, and the environment.
Marion Council is advocating on behalf of our community for the government to rethink the laws.
Residents are invited to support Council’s official submission to have the laws rewritten.
Council is concerned the laws could:
In August last year, the State Government approved changes to the rules about what could be built in our city - the City of Marion Housing Diversity Development Plan Amendment (DPA).
These improvements were shaped by extensive community consultation.
The code places these gains in jeopardy.
Council is seeking assurances from the State Government that it will honour the promised improvements to the rules about what can be built in the City of Marion.
This map highlights how Draft Planning and Design could affect the City of Marion.
What you can do – show your support by 24 February
The State Planning Commission is consulting on the draft code.
Your are invited to support our submission to the State Government asking it to guarantee the changes it has promised.
All you have to do is complete a Statement of Support by 24 February at makingmarion.com.au/not-in-our-streets
Your Statement of Support will be included in Council’s official submission.
Download an information flyer
Read Council’s media release
February 2016 – Council begins work on how to reduce excessive infill
September to November 2017 - Community consultation on draft DPA (Council’s changes)
December 2017 – Council’s changes submitted to Planning Minister
August 2019 – Planning Minister approves most of Council’s changes
October 2019 – State Government opens consultation on new Draft Planning and Design Code
February 7 2020 – Planning Minister announces implementation put back from July to September for metropolitan councils
February 2020 – City of Marion residents lodge Statement of Support for Council’s submission
28 February 2020 – Consultation on Planning and Design Code closes
Please return to this page for updates.