Zones, Policy Areas & Precincts


The Campbelltown Development Plan sets out zones which provide general criteria for development and within
the zone there are often policy areas and precincts which further specify density and design guidelines.

Commercial Zone

A zone accommodating a range of commercial and business land uses.

Commercial Policy Area 1

A policy area accommodating offices, community facilities and local service activities which are compatible with the amenity of the locality.

Community Zone

A zone accommodating community, educational, recreational and health care facilities for the general public’s benefit.

Precinct 1 Education

Should accommodate secondary, tertiary and trade educational facilities 

District Centre Zone

This zone is intended to accommodate a range of retail facilities, offices, consulting rooms, and cultural, community, public administration, entertainment, educational religious and residential facilities to serve the community and visitors within the surrounding district.

Hills Face Zone

A zone in which the natural character is preserved and enhanced or re-established in order to provide a natural backdrop to the Adelaide Plain and a contrast to the urban area.

Light Industry Zone

A zone accommodating a range of light industrial, storage and warehouse land uses. 

Local Centre Zone 

A centre accommodating small-scale convenience shopping, office, medical and community facilities to serve the day-to-day needs of the local community.

Mixed Use Zone

A zone containing a combination of uses including offices, retail and medium density residential development.

Metropolitan Open Space System Zone

A zone comprising open space that accommodates a range of public and private activities, including passive and active recreation land uses, habitat conservation and restoration, in an open and natural setting.

Linear Park River Torrens Policy Area 2

A linear park providing an open space corridor across metropolitan Adelaide and a contrast with the built urban environment.

Neighbourhood Centre Zone

A centre providing a range of facilities to meet the shopping, community, business, and recreational needs of the surrounding neighbourhood and the more frequent and regularly recurring needs of the community.

Residential Zone

The Residential Zone is divided into five policy areas. The intent of the zone is to facilitate the provision of a range of dwelling types at varied densities with increased dwelling densities in close proximity to centres, public transport routes and public open spaces and maintain lower densities in areas adjacent the Foothills, Leabrook Drive and the former Poets Corner area of Tranmere.

Development Information Guide 4 - Residential Zone(631 kb)

Regeneration Policy Area 3

This area will comprise of a range of medium density dwellings, including a minimum of 15 per cent affordable housing, designed to integrate with areas of open space, shopping precincts and public transport. Development should support the viability of community services and infrastructure and incorporate good residential design principles. Medium density residential development particularly in the form of two storey residential flat buildings would be suitable for large allotments or amalgamated sites along major public transport corridors.

Suburban Policy Area 4

Residential development in this area will continue to be primarily detached and semi-detached dwellings on sites of 350 square metres or greater. An increased diversity of dwelling types, including row dwellings and group dwellings are envisaged within 400 metres of Neighbourhood and District Centres, major public transport corridors and sites adjacent local reserves.

Leabrook Drive Policy Area 5

The character of this area is derived from the dominant landscaped creek reserve either side of the watercourse which dissects Leabrook Drive. Development in this area will be primarily low density detached dwellings on allotments with wide frontages.

Development Information Guide 7 - Residential Zone Leabrook Drive Policy Area 5(530 kb)

Foothills Policy Area 6

This policy area will contain low density allotments with detached dwellings up to three stories that take advantage of the natural slope. Development should be designed and sited to relate to the slope and blend with the topography of the land.

Development Information Guide 8 - Residential Zone Foothills Policy Area 6(544 kb)

Low Density Policy Area 7

The policy area will continue to be characterised by low to very low density residential development. The area is divided into two areas which reflect the character of the existing dwellings with Area A remaining unchanged with predominantly development consisting of additions and alterations to existing dwellings and occasional replacement dwellings. Area B will see some land division where wide frontages as specified are able to be maintained and where proposed development is sympathetic to the existing character.

Development Information Guide 9 - Residential Zone Low Density Policy Area 7(701 kb)

Suburban Activity Node Zone

The Suburban Activity Node Zone includes the Paradise Interchange and the adjoining land on the eastern side of Darley Road around to the intersection with Lower North East Road. New development in the zone will include medium density residential development supported by a mix of compatible land uses including shops and offices. It will provide a mix of uses to cater for the day to day needs of local residents and commuters. 

The zone will be well designed and functional with a walkable urban form, pedestrian and cyclist friendly streetscapes, and active street frontages that facilitate personal interaction and promote public transport use. 

Public spaces will be provided for community interaction and will include a range of forms and sizes including small pocket parks and formal squares to promote community interaction and compensate for reduced private open space.

Development Information Guide 11 - Suburban Activity Node Zone(661 kb)

Urban Corridor Zone

The objective of this zone is to encourage mixed use development accommodating a range of compatible nonresidential and medium and high density residential land uses oriented towards a high frequency public transport corridor. The zone will incorporate integrated, mixed use, medium rise buildings with ground floor uses that create active and vibrant streets with residential development above. A mix of land uses will enable people to work, shop and access a range of services close to home. 

This zone is divided into the Business Policy Area 8 which will accommodate business and employment activities, and the Transit Living Policy Area 9 which will primarily accommodate residential use and the High Street Policy Area 10 which will be primarily retail use. 

Development Information Guide 12 - Urban Corridor Zone(533 kb)

Business Policy Area 8

The Business Policy Areas will encompass the Glynde Corner at one end of the zone which will accommodate a mix of uses including office and commercial uses and smaller scale retail and the Campbelltown Urban Village at the other end which will be predominantly retail as shown on the zone map.

The whole policy area requires that the ground floor be non-residential and have a minimum of 50 % clear glazing to the primary frontage to promote active street frontages and maximise passive surveillance. Where minimum setbacks are achieved pedestrian shelter should be provided over public footpaths through the use of awnings, canopies or verandahs. 

Transit Living Policy Area 9

The Transit Living Policy Area sits between the two business policy areas and will primarily accommodate residential use with some mixed use, particularly in areas that already include retail uses. It will be developed with a diversity of dwelling types and sizes within multistorey buildings of predominantly 3 or 4 storeys with a frontage to Lower North East Road. The greatest height, mass and intensity of development will be focused at the main road frontage and the built form will provide a transition down in scale at the zone boundary to maintain the amenity of residential properties located within adjoining zones. Detached dwellings should take the form and appearance of row dwellings and achieve the desired net residential site density.

High Street Policy Area 10

The High Street Policy Area will encourage the development of a destination that attracts people to its combination of and variety of land uses. Ground floor uses will be non-residential and uses that attract people such as shops, offices and consulting rooms. The appearance of a fine grain subdivision pattern, where allotments are narrow but deep, will be maintained to encourage development that is varied in façade and provides interest at a fine detailed level.

Heritage buildings will be adapted and reused while maintaining their heritage qualities with development encouraged towards the rear and behind the front façades. Buildings adjacent to heritage buildings will be sympathetic to the heritage nature and character in their design while having a modern appearance.

Urban Employment Zone  

This zone provides for the establishment of business clusters that create opportunities for innovation, start up and the growth of new and existing businesses.

Further Information

Please note the information provided is intended as a general guide only and applicants should refer to the Campbelltown Council Development Plan or speak to the Duty Planner at the office or on 8366 9301 for further clarification.

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