Housing Diversity - Development Plan Amendment (DPA)

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Shaping your city's future

Housing Diversity DPA ConsultationPlanning how our streets will look and feel is an important part of your Council’s work.

Each Council has a Development Plan that provides guidelines on what new construction can be built and where.

By law, Development Plans must be regularly reviewed and updated to ensure they cater for Marion’s changing population and housing needs.

Since 2015, the City of Marion has extensively reviewed our Development Plan in a project known as the Housing Diversity Development Plan Amendment.


Project update

Council staff have now completed all documentation to enable the DPA to be submitted to the Minister for Planning for review. The associated documents can be viewed below.



  • The Summary of Consultation and Proposed Amendments (SCPA) document, which includes a response to all written and verbal submissions can be viewed here: Housing Diversity DPA SCPA(1191 kb)


  • The public consultation period occurred between 19 September – 14 November 2017. Almost 300 submissions were received from the public and government agencies. Written submissions can be viewed here: Housing Diversity DPA combined written submissions 2017(48045 kb).
  • The public hearing occurred on Monday 20 November where 27 people addressed the Urban Planning Committee.
  • An Elected Members Forum was held on Tuesday 21 November where a number of changes to the DPA were suggested.
  • A Special Council Meeting was held on Monday 27 November where a number of changes to the DPA were endorsed. A copy of the Special Council Meeting Minutes which itemises the changes proposed to the DPA can be viewed here: SGC171127 - Minutes.pdf(45 kb)


Next steps

The next steps are for a ‘Summary of Consultation and Proposed Amendments’ (SCPA) report and revised DPA document to be prepared and considered by the Mayor and CEO before Christmas.

Following review of the SCPA report and endorsement of the revised DPA document by the Mayor and CEO, both documents will be submitted to the Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

A copy of the SCPA and revised DPA document will be placed on this page for members of the public to view.

We anticipate this to be available prior to Christmas.


What is Council proposing to do?

Council intends to create new zones/policy areas and amend other existing zones/policy areas throughout the City. Each zone will have special rules around the size and density of developments.

The zones will generally provide for smaller allotment sizes in the southern suburbs. In the north, new residential character areas will be introduced and issues associated with infill developments (i.e. two or more new dwellings on a block) will be addressed. Taller buildings will be encouraged on train/tram corridors and some main roads.

The plan aims to align with the State Government’s 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide.

View the following information that has been sent to all residents.


Housing Diversity DPA Consultation map View our interactive maps

These maps of the city explain the existing zones and proposed changes and how they may affect you. Once you enter the mapping website, type your street address or click on the map to get started.





Policy brochures

Proposed policies

View the six policy brochures showing the proposed changes below:

Current policies

View the current policies below:


Have your say

The community could provide their feedback by Tuesday 14 November using the following options:

  • Online submissions on the Making Marion website.
  • Written submissions
  • Community drop in sessions
  • Hard copy information  
  • Public Meeting
    A public meeting will be held at the City of Marion Chambers on Monday 20 November, 6:00pm at which time interested persons may be heard in relation to the DPA and the submissions. 
  • Frequently asked questions FAQs
    View a list of frequently asked questions on the Making Marion website.


Contact us

Phone: (08) 8375 6600
Email: housingdiversitydpa@marion.sa.gov.au