Stormwater Management Plan
Stormwater Management Plan
Mt Barker, Totness and Littlehampton 2016
After a lengthy period of plan preparation and community consultation, the Final version of the plan (Revision H) will be considered by the Council on 5 December 2016 with a view to endorsing it as Final. The full document can be referenced on this page. Should you wish to view a hardcopy of the plan, please contact Paula Overy on 8391 7290
The consultation period has now closed and feedback received is being reviewed. Council received 78 feedback forms after a 6 weeks consultation period which included a mailout to 2472 properties within a 250 metre radius of the creek system and three open house sessions. The mailout received the most attention while the 3 open house sessions only attracted 5 attendees.
A report will be prepared for consideration at a future Council Meeting.
Consultation Period Extended
Written submissions are invited on the Stormwater Management Plan and are to be received no later than 5 pm Friday 31 July 2015.
Stormwater Management Plan Submission
District Council of Mount Barker PO Box 54 Mount Barker SA 5251
Or send by email:
with “SMP Submission” in the subject heading
Stormwater Management Plan for Consultation
A draft Stormwater Management Plan (SMP) has been prepared for Mt Barker, Totness and Littlehamtpon. This is a key document that will guide the approach to the management of stormwater, stormwater quality and actions to mitigate flooding.
At the meeting held on 16 June, Council endorsed the draft for Community Consultation.
Come to an Open House at the Council Chambers, Level 1, 6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker, where officers will be avilable to answer queries and receive feedback:
- Wednesday 1 July - 12 midday to 2pm
- Thursday 2 July - 6pm to 8pm
A further open house will be held on 30 July 6pm to 8pm
Council is seeking Feedback
Printed copies of the SMP will be available at the Council Office, Level 1, 6 Dutton Road Mount Barker or the Community Library, Dumas Street.
Feedback forms will be available from both these locations.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org any time during the consultation process to ask a question that may assist you in your formal submission or simply to seek further information.
Developing the Plan
The District Council of Mount Barker has recently commenced development of a Stormwater Management Plan for Mount Barker, Totness and Littlehampton. This Plan, which is being prepared in partnership with the SA Murray Darling Basin NRM Board and Department for Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), will be prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Stormwater Management Authority (a State Government statutory authority) such that it will become an approved document with State Government support that defines future stormwater management strategies for the area. Further, the finalised Plan will also inform future Development Plan Amendments in the area with regard to key measures identified for managing stormwater matters.
The Plan will consider a broad range of stormwater management objectives including:
- Reduction of flood risk
- Improvement of stormwater quality discharged to the receiving environment
- Protection of existing natural watercourses from erosion and amenity / biodiversity loss
- Making beneficial use of stormwater through harvesting and reuse
- Development of sustainable infrastructure with affordable whole of life costs
The current Development Plan provides for a range of outcomes with regard to flood management, stormwater runoff quality and quantity and flow rate management. Further, the Mount Barker, Littlehampton and Nairne Strategic Infrastructure Plan (DPTI, 2014) describes indicative stormwater infrastructure needs in the growth area. The full document can be viewed at http://www.dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=752&c=19995
Critically, the development of the Stormwater Management Plan will identify and prioritise strategies and requirements for the management of stormwater associated with the potential future development of the residential urban growth areas surrounding the existing Mount Barker township.
Property owners are encouraged to engage with Council on the development of the Stormwater Management Plan by making contact with Council’s Capital Program Manager, Matthew Dawkins via telephone 8391 7281 (direct) or email email@example.com