Public consultation open on the future development of Strathalbyn

Strathalbyn growth: Areas to be affected by proposed amendments to the Strathalbyn Town Plan highlighted in red. Photo: Alexandrina Council.
Strathalbyn growth: Areas to be affected by proposed amendments to the Strathalbyn Town Plan highlighted in red. Photo: Alexandrina Council.

Public consultation on amendments to the the Strathalbyn Town Plan has been endorsed by the Alexandrina Council.

This represents the next stage in future growth plans for the Strathalbyn township, with the proposed Development Plan Amendment (DPA) to affect the Strathalbyn Town Plan (2014-2024).

Public consultation on amendments to the Town Plan was approved by elected members at Alexandrina's June council meeting.

This comes after the council identified a need to re-zone land zoned as 'Deferred Urban' on the western edge of the township to 'Residential', "in order to ensure an adequate supply of residential land in the long term," according to council documents.

The DPA proposes to re-zone two parcels of land totalling approximately 45 hectares to residential.

These two parcels are located on the western edge of the township, referred to as the 'Old Bull Creek Road land' and the 'Sandergrove Road land'.

The council hopes this rezoning will "enable and facilitate the orderly and sustainable expansion of the township."

Alexandrina Council previously adopted a Statement of Intent (SOI) for the preparation of the Strathalbyn Deferred Urban DPA in June 2019, and it was later agreed to by the State Government Minister for Planning in July 2019.

The council also previously consulted with the Strathalbyn community in 2014, when reviewing and updating the Strathalbyn Town Plan (2005).

According to council documents, this process highlighted the extent to which Strathalbyn had grown and changed over the preceding 10 years, and provided direction to manage the township's projected population growth and subsequent change.

This process also found that Strathalbyn had sufficient land, but that "land within the township boundary zoned Deferred Urban should be re-zoned to Residential in order to ensure adequate residentially-zoned land in the future."

A subsequent report commissioned to inform the 2019 SOI, found that actual growth within 2011-2016 was almost double the growth expected in the current Strathalbyn Town Plan.

Submissions regarding the Strathalbyn DPA are now open and will be accepted until Monday, September 7.

To make a submission or access more information, visit: mysay.alexandrina.sa.gov.au/strathalbyndpa