What is a Development Plan?

    A Development Plan contains planning and development policies, indicates how an area should develop and is used to assess development applications. 

    What is a Development Plan Amendment?

    A Development Plan Amendment (DPA) changes policy in the Development Plan to guide future development. A Council may initiate amendments, but the Minister for Planning is ultimately responsible for the content of the Plan.

    What does it mean when a building is heritage listed?

    When a building is heritage listed it means that any proposed additions or alterations must be assessed by Council with regard to its identified heritage values. It also means that funding is available for conservation works under Council’s Heritage Incentive Scheme.

    You can find out more about heritage listings and funding on our website:


    Why is Council seeking to designate these buildings as Local Heritage Places?

    Preserving these buildings will enable heritage conservation that contributes to the heritage value and character of the area, while supporting the regeneration of the sites by retaining the potential to accommodate the future needs of the respective institutions and colleges.

    How can I find out more?

    More information about the project including the draft DPA is available on our website:


    or in Council libraries and community centres as well as the Customer Centre, Ground Floor, 25 Pirie Street, Adelaide.

    Drop-In Information Session: Come and talk to a Council planner any time from 3-7pm on Monday 19 June 2017 at the North Adelaide Community Centre (176 Tynte Street).

    If unable to attend this session, feel free to contact or request a meeting with Council staff.

    How can I comment?

    Submissions must be submitted no later than 5.00 pm on 2 August 2017. You can fill out the feedback form or submit the form electronically. 

    Online: If you wish to lodge your submission electronically, please go to Council’s web page yoursay.cityofadelaide.com.au or email yoursay@cityofadelaide.com.au

    By Post: Please send to Chief Executive Officer, City of Adelaide (Heritage Places (Institutions and Colleges) North Adelaide DPA, GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001

    In your submission please clearly indicate whether you wish to be heard at the Public Hearing in relation to the DPA.

    Copies of all submissions will be available for inspection at the Customer Centre, 25 Pirie Street, Adelaide from Thursday 3 August 2017 until the conclusion of the Public Hearing.

    Public Hearing: You have the opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing at 5.30pm on Thursday 10 August 2017 at the Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street, Adelaide. To assist staff, please indicate in your submission whether you wish to be heard.  People do not need to make a submission to be able to speak at the public hearing. If no-one requests to be heard or if no submissions are received the public hearing will not be held.

    How is the Final Decision Made?

    Following the public hearing, Council will consider all submissions received and may make variations to the draft DPA. If you make a submission, you will be advised on how Council has responded to your submission. 

    The draft DPA, incorporating any changes arising from the consultation process, as well as copies of all submissions received and Council’s response to submissions, will be sent to the Minister for Planning 

    The Minister will consider the matters raised and make the decision to either:

      approve the DPA;

      approve the DPA with changes;

      decline to approve the DPA; or

      divide the DPA into parts and approve, or decline to approve (each as appropriate)

    Amendments approved by the Minister come into force on the day the approval is published in the Government Gazette.  These amendments are then consolidated into the Development Plan which is then re-published.

    The Minister’s final decision is subject to final review by the Environment, Resources and Development Committee of State Parliament.

    Who can I contact for more information?

    Name: Beth Merrigan

    Phone: 8203 7437

    Email Address: b.merrigan@cityofadelaide.com.au

    or visit yoursay.cityofadelaide.com.au