Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You
While the most talked about DPA’s relating to the Government’s 30 year plan is DPA 3 (which covers the development around the corridors of Greenhill Road and Unley Road) the one that will impact on the residents of Goodwood Ward is DPA 2.

As reported in my last blog we expect the draft Development plan Amendment impacting on Goodwood South Ward is due to come back from the Minister’s Office in May or April. At that time we will be going back out for a last round of public consultation before finally Council considers it.

This plan suggests some significant changes that will impact on parts of Goodwood South.

Clarence Park (west of East Avenue) for example will see some tightening of minimum areas of housing from 350m2 per house to 300m2. This is a subtle change that could see some sites being able to be redeveloped from single houses to up to 3.

More to the point though there are pockets of Black Forest that potentially could be rezoned to allow medium density development of 3 or more storeys. These will centre mainly in the North West pocket of the Ward, around Aroha Terrace and the south west corner around Emerson crossing.

Council considered a public consultation process at our recent City Strategy & Policy Committee meeting that, whilst well ahead of the minimum requirements we are legally bound to, fall short of what I would have thought appropriate. This is a significant policy change that I believe warrants us mailing to every household in the affected areas.

This is not be however as my colleagues opted for a less costly approach.

So be it.

When the time comes Jennie and I will endeavour to make sure everyone in the affected areas will be advised of their opportunity to comment.