Residential subdivisions to cease in Environment and Food Production Areas (EFPAs)
22 Feb 2019
Environment and Food Production Areas (EFPAs) were introduced under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (the PDI Act) on 1 April 2017 to protect vital agricultural lands surrounding metropolitan Adelaide from urban encroachment.
At the time the EFPAs were introduced, landowners within certain rural living areas (defined by General Registry Office Map G17/2015) were advised that while subdivision for residential purposes is prevented within EFPAs, a transitional period would allow for the assessment of land division applications proposing the creation of one or more additional allotments.
This transitional period will end on 31 March 2019. This means that landowners within EFPAs only have until this date to lodge an application to subdivide their land for residential purposes.
From 1 April 2019, land division applications to create one or more additional allotments within EFPAs will no longer be permitted.
The EFPAs do not affect the development of new buildings or structures, only subdivision. Applications for these proposals can continue to be lodged with council.