Council's statutory planning function relates to fulfilling its obligations under the Development Act.
Each Council has a Development Plan which provides direction as to the desired character of areas, as well as setting out specific criteria against which development applications are assessed.
Council's Development Plan may be viewed and downloaded from the State’s website www.sa.gov.au. Should you have any issues finding the Plan, you can contact Council’s planning staff who will be happy to assist you.
Council periodically undertakes a review of the Development Plan to ensure that it is appropriate for its area and also consistent with broad directions expressed in the Planning Strategy for Regional South Australia.
The State Planning system is currently in the process of significant planning reforms. As of September 2020 all Metropolitan and Regional Council’s will be transferred to the Planning and Design Code under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. The Planning and Design Code will replace all current Development Plans. Therefore, some areas may see shifts in the principles governing development in their area. Should an application for development or a land division be made after September 2020, it will be subject to the transitional provisions of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.
Further details in relation to the Planning Reforms can be found at https://www.saplanningportal.sa.gov.au/planning_reforms
Council has formed a Nomenclature Committee to ensure a consistent and equitable system for the selection of street names and location names. The Committee consists of Council Staff, Elected Members and Community Representatives who collectively investigate all street name nominations. Once nominations are considered they are forwarded to Council for approval and placed on a priority list for future use.