Totness Employment Lands DPA

 Totness Employment Land DPA image

A new area at Totness for employment is planned to provide the opportunity for the creation of 550 future local jobs.

Council is supporting the creation of new “Urban Employment Lands”, comprising of 35 hectares in Totness, which is located between Hahndorf and Littlehampton.

“Totness is a prime area for new business growth, it is located away from residential land and has great access to the freeway via Follet Close,” said Greg Waller General Manager Planning and Development. The new Urban Employment Lands will contribute to the economic future of our district through additional business and employment opportunities”.

The rezoning of the land is through the draft Totness Employment Lands Development Plan Amendment (DPA). Public consultation to rezone the land has been approved by Council and commences on 31 January 2018 and will finish on 28 March 2018.

Copies of the draft Amendment, Explanatory Statement, Investigations and map of affected area are available here:

Draft Amendment:
Totness Employment Land DPA Draft Amendment(2742 kb) 

Explanatory Statment and Analysis:
Totness Employment Land DPA Explanatory Statment and Analysis(4210 kb)  

GTA Transport Impact Assessment(2152 kb)
South Front Urban Reach Assessment(6172 kb)
W&G Infrastructure Report(11596 kb)
EBS Cultural Heritage Risk Assessment(2494 kb)
EBS Biodiversity Assessment(4803 kb)

Map of affected area: 


…Alternatively you may view the draft DPA in person at the Council Offices, 6 Dutton Road Mount Barker.


You have the opportunity to comment on the DPA by making a written submission. The closing date for all written submissions is the 28 March 2018.


All responses to be addressed to:

Totness Employment Lands DPA Submission,
Mount Barker District Council PO Box 54,
Mount Barker, SA 5251

If you wish to lodge your submission electronically, E-mail

Please clearly indicate whether you wish to be heard in support of your submission at the public meeting of Council’s Strategic Planning and Development Policy Committee to be held at 4.30pm 16 April at the Council Chambers, 6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker.

Those who indicate on their submission that they wish to be heard at the public meeting will receive written confirmation. Copies of all submissions received will be available for inspection by interested persons at the Council Offices, 6 Dutton Road, Mount barker until the date of the public meeting.

Please note that if there are no submissions indicating an interest in speaking to the Amendment the public meeting may not be held.

 Any enquries should be directed to Simon Coote  

6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
T 8391 7200