Councils can amend and change policies contained within a Development Plan by undertaking a process called a Development Plan Amendment (DPA). A DPA process includes preliminary investigations, consultation with government and non-government agencies as well as public consultation. The Minister for Planning then authorises the DPA as suitable to form an amendment to the Council's Development Plan. The DPA process generally takes at least 12 to 18 months to complete but can be longer depending upon the complexity of the amendment.
Council has been working on the following DPA's:
Regional Town Centre Expansion DPA - has been lodged with the Planning Minister for final consideration.
Swanport DPA - near completion.
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