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Minister proposes changes to the Victor Harbor Development Plan

Council is urging the community to have their say on the State Government’s Victor Harbor Centres and Residential Development Plan Amendment (DPA).

The Minister for Planning released the Victor Harbor Centres and Residential DPA for public consultation on 29 October. The Ministerial DPA looks to rezone land at five different locations within the Council area, including sites located on Waitpinga Road, Waggon Road, Armstrong Road, Adelaide Road/Agnes Gillespie Drive and the Old TAFE site (Adelaide Road/McCracken Drive).

The Ministerial DPA replaces the City of Victor Harbor’s Centres Review DPA that was refused by the Minister in August.

Some of the key differences within the Minister’s DPA:

  • Inclusion of the site of the proposed Aldi development (corner of Adelaide Road and Agnes Gillespie Drive)
  • Inclusion of a site on Armstrong Road (opposite the Encounter Bay Recreation Grounds) with proposed rezoning to allow for an emergency services hub as well as residential and commercial development
  • All of the old TAFE Site, including an additional entry/exit point from the Adelaide Road roundabout
  • Zoning changes to allow for residential development across all five sites, including a significant portion of the Waitpinga Road site zoned for residential
  • An expanded zone on Waggon Road to include commercial and community facilities
  • Large scale commercial and residential development at key town entry points and sloping hill face areas (near Waitpinga Road)
  • Flexibility in the floor space of retail development

“While the Council acknowledges the need to plan appropriately for growth in the area, this should not be at the detriment of our community,” said City of Victor Harbor Mayor Graham Philp.

“We maintain our position that a managed approach to the release of retail floor space is critical to ensure a sustainable local economy, designed to encourage future employment and growth opportunities.” 

“Equally, we are concerned about the potential impost the proposed changes will have on our community, particularly in regard to the provision of infrastructure around the five identified sites.”

“Our community should not have to bear the cost of infrastructure required because of the development of new centres. We will do our best to seek a fair and equitable contribution from the developers towards this new infrastructure and expect the Minister to assist us in these negotiations.”

The City of Victor Harbor will formally consider the Ministerial DPA in December.

Details on the planning changes proposed by the Minister, including a community information sheet, are available for viewing online at www.sa.gov.au/planning/ministerialdpas or at the Council Office and Library, 1 Bay Road Victor Harbor.

Key Dates for the Ministerial DPA:
  • Public consultation commences – 29 October 2015
  • Information Session (Victor Harbor RSL, 10 Coral Street from 10.30am to 2.30pm – 28 November 2015
  • Public consultation closes – 14 January 2016
  • Public Meeting (McCracken Country Club from 7pm) – 27 January 2016
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