Onkaparinga Looking Forward

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Consultation closed on 16 June

Onkaparinga Local Area Plan has been approved.

See the latest update under the News Feed tab below.

Our city continues to grow, so planning for our future is essential.

As we look to the future, having more people living and working within the City of Onkaparinga brings opportunities and challenges.

How we respond to these opportunities and challenges will shape our city.

The City of Onkaparinga has been joined by the State Planning Commission in preparing the draft Onkaparinga Local Area Plan (OLAP) to provide a way forward to respond to our opportunities and challenges

Consultation closed on 16 June

Onkaparinga Local Area Plan has been approved.

See the latest update under the News Feed tab below.

Our city continues to grow, so planning for our future is essential.

As we look to the future, having more people living and working within the City of Onkaparinga brings opportunities and challenges.

How we respond to these opportunities and challenges will shape our city.

The City of Onkaparinga has been joined by the State Planning Commission in preparing the draft Onkaparinga Local Area Plan (OLAP) to provide a way forward to respond to our opportunities and challenges as we grow.

The purpose of the OLAP is to provide an outline of where, how and when we plan for different types of urban development to occur over the next 10 + 10 years and what strategic infrastructure and services will be required to enable this development to occur in an orderly and economical way.

In preparing the draft OLAP, we sought feedback from our community leaders on the issues and opportunities that influence the how, when and where our city grows; what services and infrastructure are critical to get right as we grow; and what can we learn from our past growth to inform our future planning.

As a key council strategy, the OLAP is to guide for growth in our city in a manner that respects our unique lifestyle, protects our environment and improves our community wellbeing. The OLAP will help us to be prepared and respond to current and future growth opportunities and challenges in our city into the future.

Note: the OLAP is not a rezoning exercise nor does it propose any change to the boundaries of the McLaren Vale Character Preservation District.


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Our strategies need input from across all groups within our community. Now is the time to join the conversation. We are keen to hear what you think.

A scene-setting video presentation introduces the OLAP and is followed by four separate videos on the four themes:

  1. Plan for Growth
  2. Shape Our City
  3. Diverse Housing & Lifestyles
  4. Effective & Efficient Infrastructure.

We invite you to participate in the online discussion forum below. We have created a set of questions for you to respond to and encourage you to read and comment on what others say. We consider this a really important conversation for us all to get involved in. Our team will be actively involved in this discussion forum, so feel free to ask questions too!

If you prefer to provide feedback directly to us, you are welcome to complete the survey and/or send us an email or letter with your feedback on the draft OLAP. Please note that unless marked confidential, all submissions received will be shared in the public report that we prepare about this engagement process (names and contact details will be removed in all public reports).

Once the engagement period closes, we'll collate the feedback, use what we’ve heard to inform how we refine the plan as necessary, and share the outcomes with you.


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  • Latest Update

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    28 Oct 2020

    Council has approved the Onkaparinga Local Area Plan

    We are pleased to say Council has approved our new Onkaparinga Local Area Plan (OLAP). The OLAP provides an outline of where, how and when we plan for different types of urban development to occur over the next 10 + 10 years and what strategic infrastructure and services will be required to enable this development. You can also view the OLAP on a Page.

    The OLAP provides a strategic framework through its 12 strategies, organised in to four themes:

    • Plan for Growth
    • Shape Our City
    • Diverse Housing + Lifestyles
    • Effective + Efficient Infrastructure

    This strategic framework provides a robust guide for future planning decisions, the provision and timing of infrastructure and to prepare us to respond to current and future growth opportunities and challenges. The OLAP is not about setting a growth target, it is not about encouraging growth – it’s about being prepared for growth.

    Our 12 strategies will ensure that growth occurs in a sustainable way that protects our environment and supports our communities.

    Community engagement was important in informing and shaping the OLAP. The OLAP was prepared with input from our community and business leaders and the wider community. You can read the results in the OLAP Engagement Feedback Report.

    More than 59,000 people were reached across four promotional City of Onkaparinga Facebook video posts resulting in 253 people engaging in a post by liking, commenting or sharing it. We had 1,101 people visit our Onkaparinga Looking Forward page.

    Overall, the concept of the OLAP was generally well received and many of the strategies received overwhelming support.

    We noted that Strategies 1 and 7, which focussed on population growth and greenfield residential development, were the most contentious with the community. Whilst some disagreed, it was acknowledged that some growth is inevitable and this highlighted the importance of planning for the future but with a need to protect the environment, agricultural land and the value and charm of living in the City of Onkaparinga.

    Strategies 2, 4 and 6 were generally welcomed but exposed questions or concerns from the community for consideration. We received strong support for strategies that encouraged well-designed residential development and promoting ageing in place and social sustainability. The strategies that were least contentious, as determined by the people who participated from the 23 suburbs across the City, were strategies 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.

    The OLAP strategies will guide growth in our City in a manner that respects the unique lifestyle, protects the environment and improves community wellbeing.

    We would like to thank everyone who participated in the preparation of the OLAP.