Protecting the Barossa Valley & McLaren Vale Proposal

June 2011 Consultation on Draft

State Government Documents 

  • Barossa Valley Protection District
  • Barossa Community Information
  • McLaren Vale Protection District
  • McLaren Vale Barossa Discussion Paper
  • McLaren Vale Community Information
  • Proposed Protection District

Visit sa.gov.au website for further information regarding the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale Character Preservation Amendment, and to obtain copies of the abovemetioned documents.

Community Information Session 

Submission by The Barossa Council on the proposal 

Final Submission

 

Draft Legislation & Development Plan Amendment

Protecting the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale - Draft legislation and Development Plan Amendment

Draft Legislation 

On Wednesday 28 September 2011 the State Government introduced a Character Protection (Barossa Valley) Bill 2011 and Character Protection (McLaren Vale) Bill 2011 into the House of Assembly.  The draft Bills follow on from the Protecting the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale discussion paper and associated community consultation in mid 2011.  The Bills contain various district and township objectives which Council and the Development Assessment Commission will be required to take into account when assessing development applications and when proposing future rezoning.  The draft Barossa Bill is available below.  Further details are available on the State Government website:  Protecting the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale - State Government website.

A Barossa Valley District has been created which covers the entire Council area with the exception of parts of Concordia, Kalbeeba and Gawler East within the planned urban lands to 2038 boundary (the "urban boundary").  The map is available for download below.

Draft Development Plan Amendment (DPA) 

To reduce the risk of inappropriate development occurring before the legislation is finalised and enacted the Minister for Urban Development, Planning and the City of Adelaide has introduced the Draft Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale Protection Districts DPA. Although the draft DPA has been released for agency and public consultation, it has also been granted interim effect for up to 12 months.

The draft DPA makes a number of developments non-complying in the rural and urban/township zones within the Barossa Valley District, including:

  • Shop and Office in the District Town Centre, Township and Settlement zones
  • Industry in the Light Industry and Industry (Barossa Valley Region) zones
  • Shop, Warehouse and Store in the Commercial Zone
  • All development within the Primary Production Zone (including farm buildings, land division and dwellings), but excluding complying development, farming, horticulture and wind farms
  • All development in the Primary Production (Barossa Valley Region) and Watershed Protection (Mount Lofty Ranges) zones (including farm buildings, land division and dwellings), but excluding complying development, farming and horticulture
  • All development within the Rural Landscape Protection Zone (former Hills Face Zone) excluding complying development, farming, horticulture and wind farms
  • Demolition of a local heritage place

The DPA is available below. Any person may make a submission to the Development Policy Advisory Committee. Further details are available on the State Government website:  Draft Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale Protection Districts DPA.

Barossa Council's submission on draft legislation and Draft DPA

Council formulated a submission at its meeting on 18 October 2011. The submission can be downloaded here. Council will now review the draft DPA and a submission will be presented to Council on 15 November 2011.

 

Revised April 2012 Draft Legislation and Development Plan Amendment

Protecting the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale – Revised Draft Legislation and New Interim Development Plan Amendment

Draft Legislation

On Thursday 5 April 2012 the Minister for Planning introduced a Character Protection (Barossa Valley) Bill 2012 and Character Protection (McLaren Vale) Bill 2012 into the House of Assembly. The draft Bills replace previous Bills introduced in September 2011. The draft Barossa Bill is available below. Council is still awaiting further details about any opportunity to comment on the draft Bill.

Draft Development Plan Amendment (DPA)

The Minister for Planning has also introduced a draft Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale Protection Districts - Revised - Development Plan Amendment (DPA) for agency and public consultation. The DPA has been granted interim effect for up to 12 months commencing on 5 April 2012. The DPA effectively replaces the previous Draft Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale Protection Districts DPA which has been terminated.

The draft DPA:

  • Introduces a set of maps to show a "Character Preservation District" (the district)
  • Introduces “Overlay” policies that apply to all development within the district
  • Restricts residential development in rural areas within the district by making a detached dwelling (other than a replacement dwelling) non-complying in the Primary Production Zone (in that portion of the zone in the district), Primary Production (Barossa Valley Region) Zone, Rural Landscape Protection Zone and Watershed Protection (Mount Lofty Ranges) Zone
  • Makes commercial scale wind farms non-complying in the above zones

The DPA is available below.  Any person may make a submission to the Development Policy Advisory Committee.  Further details are available on the State Government website Draft Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale Protection Districts - Revised - DPA.

Barossa Council’s Submission on Revised Draft Legislation and New Draft DPA

 

Final Legislation and Approved Development Plan Amendment

Protecting the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale - Final Legislation and Approved Development Plan Amendment

Legislation 

The Character Protection (Barossa Valley) Bill 2012 and Character Protection (McLaren Vale) Bill 2012 commenced operation on 18 January 2013. The Acts and map showing the final Barossa Valley Character Perservation District can be dowloaded below.

Development Plan Amendment (DPA) 

The Minister for Planning has also finalised and approved the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale Protection Districts - Revised - Development Plan Amendment (DPA), with effect on 18 January 2013.

The most significant change made is that previous policies relating to dwellings have been re-instated, meaning that if a dwelling was a merit form of development prior to 28 September 2011 (when the first interim DPA was introduced) it reverts back to merit. However if a dwelling was previously non-complying in a zone, then it remains non-complying. The approved DPA can be downloaded below.

Documents for Download 

 

Barossa Valley Character Preservation District

The Barossa Council is seeking input from the community about places, landmarks, views, activities, natural landscapes or other features that illustrate the unique character and identity of the Barossa Valley and should be preserved and enhanced.

Introduction

The Character Preservation (Barossa Valley) Act 2012 has been put in place to protect and enhance the character of the Barossa Valley district, recognising it as a special place to live, work and enjoy.

The legislation introduces five character values that will help to describe the unique character and identity of the area:

  • Rural landscape and visual amenity
  • Heritage attributes
  • Built form of townships as they relate to the rural areas
  • Viticulture, agricultural and associated industries
  • Scenic and tourism attributes

The Act and a map of the Barossa Valley district can be downloaded at the state government website. The State Government has now asked each Council within the Barossa Valley Character Preservation District to provide advice about the character attributes for the District.

Council’s advice will be used by the State Government to inform planning policy decisions that will be used by the Government and council to guide future development. This may include a review of the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide in accordance with the Act.

The Barossa Council’s response to the Government will incorporate feedback and advice from the local community. Everyone is encouraged to share the things they value about the Barossa – the many features or aspects that help make the Barossa district a special place.

Downloads

Fact Sheet

Character Preservation (Barossa Valley) Act 2012

Map of Barossa Valley Character Preservation District

Character Preservation (McLaren Vale) Act 2012

Barossa Character Values Report