Review of Golden Grove Residential Boundaries to proceed

Published on 13 October 2021

On Tuesday 12 October Tea Tree Gully Council voted to commence investigations to rezone 110 hectares of rural land in Golden Grove.

The move to rezone the land from a Rural Living Zone to a Neighbourhood-type Zone will now proceed to the next stage in the process, which could see more than 1,500 homes constructed on the north-eastern fringe of Greater Adelaide over a period of 10-15 years.

Council will seek agreement from the Minister for Planning to undertake the Code Amendment, which is required under section 73(2)b of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.

If the proposal is agreed to by the Minister, detailed investigations will commence to prepare the draft Code Amendment, which will include consideration of current and future infrastructure requirements within the area affected as well as any infrastructure upgrades needed outside the area.

The costs for undertaking the Code Amendment will be funded by developers YAS P&D and Villawood Properties with assistance from consultants.

The draft Code Amendment will be presented back to Elected Members for endorsement prior to commencing community engagement. A key step in the process.

The Code Amendment could take one to two years to complete.

If the Minister for Planning does not agree to initiate a Code Amendment, the process will end.

Rural Living Zone at Golden Grove  

We’ve outlined below the steps involved. Each step relies on the previous step being approved. If this does not occur, the process ends at that point. 

1. Submit Proposal to Initiate a Code Amendment to the Minister for Planning

Council will submit the proposal to the Minister for Planning and the following process would begin, which could take one to two years to complete.

2. Investigations and draft Code Amendment (Council endorsement required) 

Council will oversee the investigations and preparation of the draft Code Amendment. Investigations will focus on the impacts and opportunities this significant proposal might have for our community, including - but not limited to - roads and traffic, the environment, stormwater, historical heritage, parks and reserves. Investigations will also look at medical services, transport, schools, mining and our local economy.

The process is set out in the Planning, Design and Infrastructure Act 2016. A key aspect in this process will be inviting the community to have its say. The process in the Act is as follows:

  1. Pre-initiation investigations 
  2. Proposal to Initiate Code Amendment submitted to the Minister 
  3. Minister approves Proposal to Initiate Code Amendment
  4. Prepare draft Code Amendment and prepare community engagement plan 
  5. Community engagement undertaken 
  6. Council considers Community Engagement Report and final Code Amendment 
  7. Minister approves Code Amendment. Review by ERD Committee 

This is a complex process with many steps. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns