The Barossa Council is currently seeking your valued input on the future growth and preservation of the region’s character.
According to Mayor Bim Lange, “With the State Government to undertake a review of The 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide, it’s timely for us as a community to consider what characteristics make us unique – like our landscape, natural and built heritage, and the industries that rely on them – and how they are reflected in the new Regional Plan and planning policy.”
Mayor Lange also acknowledges that there are increasing pressures impacting local housing, development, and population growth, which is why it’s important for the Council to understand how the community wants to plan for future growth, what infrastructure is needed, and what the non-negotiables are when considering growth. He adds, “Understanding community expectations is key to ensuring we both protect and progress our wonderful region.”
Your feedback will inform a draft Growth and Infrastructure Investment Strategy, as well as proposed amendments to the Planning and Design Code. There are various ways to participate, such as online surveys, pop-up events across the region, or by making a representation to elected members at two community forums.
The Council wants to hear from all parts of the community, from agriculture, business, and industry sectors to everyday residents who call Barossa home. The consultation period runs from May 1st to June 30th, so don’t miss out on your chance to shape the future of the region.
Visit yoursay.barossa.sa.gov.au/barossa-growth-and-character-planning for more information.
Photo caption: The Barossa Council Deputy Mayor Dave de Vries and Manager Tourism Services Jo Seabrook highlighting some of the assets that make the Barossa unique.