Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

No not the LATM but DPA 2. DPA stands for Development Plan Amendment is this is the last of the amendments the Government has been looking for Unley input on as part of their 30 year plan for Adelaide.

After a concentration on Unley and Greenhill roads and protecting our heritage this amendment focuses on the outer Unley suburbs.

It was released today for public consultation and which will be for  a period of 8 weeks.

The DPA focuses on protection of valued neighbourhood character, while targeting new integrated development in areas of mixed character and areas of renewal adjacent to strategic locations, ie close to public transport infrastructure, centre facilities and services. 
Revised and new policies affect major areas of the city and include:
·          Minor expansion of the Residential Streetscape (Built Form) Zone
·          New residential zones – Residential Streetscape (Landscape) Zone, Residential Zone and Residential Regeneration Zone – to replace existing zones
·          Revised Council Wide Residential policy
·          New Council Wide Hazards policy module to consolidate relevant policy
·          Revised structure and format of the Plan

·          Edited maps, figures and tables to reflect the new zones and policy
The regeneration zone is what I wish to bring to the attention of residents. These zones (as far as Goodwood South residents are concerned) occur at both ends of Aroha Terrace and the streets adjacent the Emerson Crossing.

In these zones residential development of up to 3 storeys (4 at the South Road end of Aroha Terrace) will be possible when approved.

I will be catching up soon with Jennie to discuss how we can help you understand what is being proposed and how you can respond. This email is the first step in that process.

You may see it as a good thing, adding value to your property. You may be concerned on the other hand at the thought of having a three storey building on your neigbours property. Either way your feelings need to be expressed so that Council can be confident in what they put forward for approval to the Minister.

The DPA, and further information, may be viewed on the Unley web-site – Your Say or Development/Development Plan Amendments – or inspected at the Council office and libraries.
Information Sessions where staff will be available to explain the DPA will be held at the Unley Civic Centre at:
        – 1-5pm Sunday 6 April 2014
        – 3-7pm Tuesday 8 April 2014
Written submissions are due by the 22 May 2014 – either by post to PO Box 1, Unley 5061, Fax 8271 4886 or E-mail [email protected].  An on-line feedback form is also available on the web-site.