Council releases draft Development Plan Amendment for public consultation


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has released its Educational Establishments Review Development Plan Amendment (DPA) for public comment.

Mayor Robert Bria said that the Council’s Educational Establishments Review will guide changes to the zoning and policies that apply to schools (primary and secondary) and adult education facilities.

“Following a review of the existing zoning applicable to the 16 educational establishments which are located within the Council area, the draft DPA proposes to introduce standardised zoning and policies affecting educational establishments to provide updated and consistent policies which guide the future development of all schools across the Council area.”

The educational establishments under review include State and privately operated primary and high schools and adult education facilities.

Stand-alone kindergartens, early learning centres and childcare centres are not included within the scope of the proposed changes as they generally do not face the long term expansion and interface issues usually associated with schools.

“The Council commenced the process of revising its school zoning policies through a review of all schools within the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, the purpose being to investigate options in the context of the longer term development needs of each of the schools and impacts on adjoining properties,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

On the basis of the findings of the Educational Zones Policy Review, the Council prepared a Statement of Intent to undertake the Educational Establishments Development Plan Amendment, which was subsequently approved by the Minister for Planning.

”It is important for our community to understand the nature of these zoning and policy changes and to provide the Council with any comments to help shape the future of the City’s school areas and developments,” Mayor Bria said.

Public consultation for the Educational Establishments Review Development Plan Amendment closes at 5.00pm, Friday 9 February 2018.

For further information, please contact the Council’s Manager, Urban Planning & Sustainability, Eleanor Walters, on 08 8366 4521 or email

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077.