Eyre and Western Regional Plan Visioning

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We are seeking stakeholder feedback to help inform the development of a new Regional Plan for the Eyre and Western region.

What's being prepared?

Regional plans play a significant role in identifying land use and long-term infrastructure needs to support sustainable growth within the regions of South Australia. They highlight how these important changes can be accommodated over a 15 to 30-year period, by investigating and guiding: 

  • where houses and employment land will go
  • how housing and population will be serviced 
  • what infrastructure is needed and how it will be provided; and
  • different growth scenarios (and implications for these scenarios).

To help guide the development of the draft Eyre and Western Regional Plan, we want to hear about what issues and opportunities you see for land use planning, infrastructure and the public realm, as well as what you think is needed to support sustainable growth within the region.

The South Australian Planning Commission (the Commission) will work collaboratively with council, key stakeholders and the community throughout the preparation of the draft Eyre and Western Regional Plan Regional Plan to identify the vision and priorities for the region, and to complement the range of strategic work already completed or being undertaken by council.

Background

In initiating the development of a new regional plan for the Eyre and Western region, the Commission has identified that the new plan will include:

  • a long-term vision for the region, along with supporting targets and actions for land use, transport infrastructure and the public realm
  • maps and spatial plans that are relevant to the vision and priorities
  • contextual information about the region, including forward projections and statistical data and analysis.
  • recommendations about the application of the Planning and Design Code in the region, including future zoning and infrastructure needs, and how land can be developed
  • identification of sufficient land to support housing diversity, affordable living and employment growth
  • clear principles for orderly development and the management of growth, including a hierarchy of plans to guide the form and intensity of settlements and the prioritisation of release of urban lands
  • a framework for the public realm or infrastructure located within the region; and
  • performance indicators and targets to measure success in implementing the plan.

Get involved

You can influence the development of the draft Eyre and Western Regional Plan by contributing to the following matters:

  • Shaping the vision for the Eyre and Western region over the next 30 years
  • Providing relevant background or history; and
  • Identifying and defining regional priorities, as they relate to land use planning and the coordination of infrastructure and the public realm, including:
    • transport networks (road, rail, port, aviation)
    • electricity
    • water
    • community infrastructure; and
    • potential areas for zoning/land use change.

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What are the next steps?

At the conclusion of this initial phase of engagement, we will prepare a report for the Commission that outlines the range of feedback received.

It is expected that a draft Eyre and Western Regional Plan will be released for consultation in late-2023.

Stakeholders and the community will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft plan, prior to the regional plan being presented to the Commission for final endorsement.


We are seeking stakeholder feedback to help inform the development of a new Regional Plan for the Eyre and Western region.

What's being prepared?

Regional plans play a significant role in identifying land use and long-term infrastructure needs to support sustainable growth within the regions of South Australia. They highlight how these important changes can be accommodated over a 15 to 30-year period, by investigating and guiding: 

  • where houses and employment land will go
  • how housing and population will be serviced 
  • what infrastructure is needed and how it will be provided; and
  • different growth scenarios (and implications for these scenarios).

To help guide the development of the draft Eyre and Western Regional Plan, we want to hear about what issues and opportunities you see for land use planning, infrastructure and the public realm, as well as what you think is needed to support sustainable growth within the region.

The South Australian Planning Commission (the Commission) will work collaboratively with council, key stakeholders and the community throughout the preparation of the draft Eyre and Western Regional Plan Regional Plan to identify the vision and priorities for the region, and to complement the range of strategic work already completed or being undertaken by council.

Background

In initiating the development of a new regional plan for the Eyre and Western region, the Commission has identified that the new plan will include:

  • a long-term vision for the region, along with supporting targets and actions for land use, transport infrastructure and the public realm
  • maps and spatial plans that are relevant to the vision and priorities
  • contextual information about the region, including forward projections and statistical data and analysis.
  • recommendations about the application of the Planning and Design Code in the region, including future zoning and infrastructure needs, and how land can be developed
  • identification of sufficient land to support housing diversity, affordable living and employment growth
  • clear principles for orderly development and the management of growth, including a hierarchy of plans to guide the form and intensity of settlements and the prioritisation of release of urban lands
  • a framework for the public realm or infrastructure located within the region; and
  • performance indicators and targets to measure success in implementing the plan.

Get involved

You can influence the development of the draft Eyre and Western Regional Plan by contributing to the following matters:

  • Shaping the vision for the Eyre and Western region over the next 30 years
  • Providing relevant background or history; and
  • Identifying and defining regional priorities, as they relate to land use planning and the coordination of infrastructure and the public realm, including:
    • transport networks (road, rail, port, aviation)
    • electricity
    • water
    • community infrastructure; and
    • potential areas for zoning/land use change.

Find out more:

Have your say by:

What are the next steps?

At the conclusion of this initial phase of engagement, we will prepare a report for the Commission that outlines the range of feedback received.

It is expected that a draft Eyre and Western Regional Plan will be released for consultation in late-2023.

Stakeholders and the community will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft plan, prior to the regional plan being presented to the Commission for final endorsement.


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Eyre and Western Interactive Map

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We want to hear from you!

Use the interactive map to spatially identify any issues, opportunities or challenges you see facing the Eyre and Western region - drop a pin and leave a comment. 

We are particularly interested in hearing about where and how you think future housing growth and employment should be accommodated, the critical infrastructure that is needed, and the unique features of the region that need to be protected.

Drop Pin Categories:

  • Transport + Infrastructure – Choose this for comments, issues and ideas relating to future transport and infrastructure provision (including electricity, water, waste water, telecommunication).
  • People, Housing + Livability – Choose this for comments, issues and ideas relating to where and how housing is provided, the built environment and how public spaces are designed and used.
  • Environment and Natural Resources – Choose this for comments and ideas about environmental issues, biodiversity, conservation and protection of natural resources.
  • Employment + Productivity – Choose this for comments and ideas about employment generation, primary industries and economic opportunities.
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