Park Lands Development Plan Amendment (DPA)

The Planning Minister released the draft Park Lands Development Plan Amendment (DPA) for consultation until 15th July: “The purpose of the DPA is to review land use policy within the Park Lands Zone to ensure that appropriate public infrastructure projects— such as the O-Bahn City Access Project—can be assessed on ‘merit’, with a focus on selected Policy Areas within the Zone. The proposed changes in the DPA will see the removal of ‘public infrastructure works’ from being considered as non-complying forms of development in selected Policy Areas of the Park Lands Zone.”

Further info available at http://www.sa.gov.au/topics/housing-property-and-land/local-government/development-plans/amendments-to-development-plans-proposed-by-the-minister/park-lands-zone-amendment

Naturally this triggered alarm among Community Alliance members and many other groups and individuals. You can see the submissions – including the Community Alliance SA’s submission – by scrolling down on the following web page: DPA Submissions received

Native blue banded bees provide buzz-pollination

Something like the June O-Bahn announcement would be uncontestable under the proposed DPA. Changes to please somebody in a hurry are still causing outrage to many people for many reasons, and a fight continues.

Summary of verbal presentation to DPAC – Michael Seager 27JUL15

Letter to Hon. Members of the Legislative Council – MSEAGER

An online petition about trees under threat in the parklands.

InDaily 10 June Longer tunnel

Advertiser 11 June Praise and brickbats

InDaily 11 June Bizarre outcomes

Where is this all heading? Why?

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