District Council of
Karoonda East Murray


Council reviews it planning policies - Development Plan Amendment released for consultation

The Karoonda East Murray Council Better Development Plan (BDP) and General Development Plan Amendment (DPA) has been prepared by Council and is now available for comment.

A copy of the public notice can be viewed here.

Council is converting its existing Development Plan policy by adopting the relevant planning policy modules, structure and format of the Better Development Plan (BDP) project promoted by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. By doing this, the repetition, clarity and readability issues that have developed over time with the current Plan can be overcome, resulting in the new Plan being easier to navigate and comprehend by those who use it.

  Please note that –

  • the DPA also introduces several new zoning and policy initiatives. A re-examination of the existing zoning structure relative to the development needs of the town of Karoonda has led to amendments being made to various zones and zone boundaries. Significantly, the extent of the current Rural Living Zone will be ‘down-sized’ considerably, mainly back to primary production, due to lack of demand for such development.

  • a key change will be in the proposed Primary Production Zone wherein the development of new dwellings will become non-complying in future (ie a form of development not envisaged in the zone) but greater flexibility will be provided for allowing new allotments being created which will reflect and better accommodate primary industry requirements.

  • in addition, new Conservation Zones are being established to embrace the existing Conservation Parks and wilderness areas.

Council has prepared a series of Explanatory Information Sheets that provide an overview of what this process is all about as well as explaining what is happening to each of the proposed zone contained in the new Development Plan. These can be read and downloaded here.

The general public may lodge submissions with Council relating to these proposals up until 5.00 pm on Friday 14 July 2017.

The draft Development Plan Amendment (DPA) can be viewed and downloaded here.

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