Educational Establishments Review DPA


Feedback closed 9 February 2018.

Schools DPA Flyer Map 2The Council is undertaking a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) to change the zoning and policies that apply to schools (primary and secondary) and adult education facilities.

Submissions are now invited from members of the community, government agencies, schools, landowners and residents.

This feedback will be valuable in considering further amendments to the DPA and in finalising the planning policy.

What is proposed

The Council has reviewed all of its existing zoning applicable to the 16 educational establishments which are located within the Council area. Currently these schools are located within 10 separate zones and 17 different policy areas.

The DPA proposes to introduce standardised zoning and policies affecting educational establishments to provide up to date and consistent policies for the assessment of future development of schools across the Council area. Specifically, the DPA proposes a new Community Zone covering all of these school sites.

The proposed rezoning is mostly confined to school sites and some additional land owned by schools. However, there are some isolated examples of where privately owned allotments are being included as part of the rezoning process.

DPA and map

Download: Affected Schools by Suburb Map

Download: Draft Educational Establishments Review DPA

Alternatively, the DPA can be viewed in hard copy at the Norwood Town Hall or any of the Council’s Libraries


Fact sheets

Download: DPA Fact sheets (by affected school):

Felixstow Community School

Trinity Gardens School

St Ignatius College Junior School

Pembroke College
Marden Senior College St Peters College

St Joseph’s Memorial
School (Norwood)

Marryatville Primary School
East Adelaide School Prince Alfred College Mary MacKillop College Loreto College

St Joseph’s School (Payneham South)

Norwood Primary School

St Joseph’s Memorial
School (Kensington)

Marryatville High School

Information sessions

Drop-in sessions will be held for members of the public to discuss the proposed policy changes with Council staff.

You can attend these sessions at any time during the specified hours.

If you cannot attend an information session, please email to make alternative arrangements.

Session one: Session two:

Date: Tuesday 16 January 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: St Peters Library, 101 Payneham Road, St Peters

Date: Wednesday 17 January 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Mayor’s Parlour, Norwood Town Hall, 175 The Parade, Norwood (enter via George Street)

How to have your say

Written submissions must be received by 5:00pm, Friday 9 February 2018.

If you wish to be heard at the public meeting, please note this in your submission. 

Please forward your written comments to the Chief Executive Officer by post or email:


Educational Establishments Review DPA
Chief Executive Officer
City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
PO Box 204
Kent Town, SA, 5067

Next steps

A Public Meeting will be held to hear submissions on the DPA:

Date: Tuesday 13 March 2018
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Mayor’s Parlour, Norwood Town Hall, 175 The Parade, Norwood (enter via George Street)

The Council’s Strategic Planning & Development Policy Committee will carefully examine all issues raised in the consultation period and aspects of the DPA may need to be reviewed as a result.

It is important to note that the Committee is able to amend the content of the draft DPA and none of the proposed Development Plan changes should be regarded as finalised.

The final DPA must be submitted to the Minister for Planning for final approval.



Council’s Manager, Urban Planning & Sustainability
T: 8366 4521