Planning Changes Approved For Victor Harbor To Meet Expected 35% Growth Rate

Planning Changes Approved For Victor Harbor To Meet Expected 35% Growth Rate

South Australia Minister for Planning John Rau

Supporting Growth And Tourism In Victor Harbor

Victor P Taffa

Changes to the Victor Harbor Centres and Residential Development Plan that aim to stimulate growth in the township of Victor Harbor and surrounding areas has been approved.

“The rezoning provides opportunity for substantial investment in the region with the development of new retail centres, bulky goods and mixed to reflect the changing nature of the retail and commercial environment.” Minister for Planning John Rau said.

The Government expects the changes to encourage investment in the area and create short-term and ongoing employment opportunities for local residents.

“These new retail sites will provide greater accessibility, increased competition and a greater selection of goods and services which will stimulate the local economy and meet the needs of the diverse population in the region.”


Victor Harbor has a rapidly growing population and this is anticipated to continue into the foreseeable future by 35 % between 2011 and 2026.

The approved changes are:

  • Encounter Bay – rezoning 56.9 ha of land at Waitpinga Road to provide for residential development.
  • Hayborough – rezoning 1.86 ha of land at Adelaide Road to accommodate a mixed use activity centre including residential development, retail, medical consulting rooms and a bulky goods outlet / showroom.
  • Hindmarsh Valley – removing the Neighbourhood Centre Zone at Waggon Road and the Deferred Community Facilities (Hindmarsh Valley) Zone and expanding the existing Residential (Hindmarsh Valley) Zone across the 33 ha site.
  • McCracken – rezoning 6.3 ha of land at Adelaide Road to provide for large scale bulky goods and stand-alone residential development or tourist accommodation.
  • Victor Harbor – rezoning 11.1 ha of Government owned land to facilitate the development of an emergency services precinct and a potential residential development.

The DPA (Development Plan Amendment) will be gazetted today. The development plan underwent two and a half months of public consultation and attracted over 110 public submissions which provided the basis for a number of amendments.