Land Divisions

The principles and objectives of development control for land division, as outlined in the Better Development Plan will assist you to understand the control measures when assessing land division applications. 

Council recommend that individuals wishing to lodge a land division application speak with a Registered Conveyancer to act on their behalf. The closest conveyancers to Robe are based in Mount Gambier. 

The following tables provides guidance on the minimum allotment sizes for proposed land divisions for zones in the Council area. 

ZONE        MINIMUM ALLOTMENT SIZE
Residential Land division should not create a vacant allotment with an area less than 450 square metres. Minimum road frontage where fronting an erterial road = 12 metres. Minimum road frontage where fronting all other roads = 10 metres. 
Residential Character  Land division should not create a vacant allotment with an area less than 450 square metres. Minimum road frontage where fronting an erterial road = 12 metres. Minimum road frontage where fronting all other roads = 10 metres. 
Rural Living

Except where located within the precincts, land division should create allotments with an area of at least 2 hectares. 

Precinct 1 Beacon Hill Road (Precinct maps can be found in the Better Development Plan)
Land division should create allotments with an area of at least:
- 1 hectare in the north western part of the precinct in close proximity to Beacon Hill Road
- 2 hectares in the southern part of the precinct

Precinct 2 Evans Cave Road
- Land division should create allotments with an area of at least 1.5 hectares
- Dwellings should not be located within 350 metres of the facultative ponds associated with the Community Wastewater Management Scheme

Precinct 3 Nora Creina Road
- Land division should create allotments with an area of at least 2 hectares. 

Settlement

Allotments should vary in size and be suitable to facilitate a use of land consistent with the objectives for the zone and should have an:

- area of not less than 900 square metres
- average width of at least 20 metres 

Primary Production

Land division, including boundary realignments, should only occur where it will promote economically productive, efficient and sustainable primary production and where either of the following applies:

- No additional allotments are created and the number of resulting allotments of less than 40 hectares is not greater than the numbre that existed prior to the realignment

- In the case that additional allotments are created, they are not less than the size shown for the specific forms of development outlined below:

Farming - 40 hectares 

Commercial forestry - 20 hectares 
Intensive animal keeping - 20 hectares 
Irrigated pasture - 20 hectares
Land aquaculture - 20 hectares

Horticulture - 10 hectares
Market garden - 10 hectares

Land division to accommodate one of two dwellings that existed or was under construction before 26 April 1984 - 1 hectare 

Industry

- Are of a size and shape suitable for the intended use. 

- Have an area of not less than 1500 square metres.

- Have a frontage to a public road of at least 20 metres. 

Conservation  Boundary realignments should not occur unless to assit in the management of native vegetation. 

 

Note:

The above information is advisory only. It is intended to provide a guide and general understanding of the key point associated with the particular topic. It is not a substitute for reading the relevant legislation or the Development Plan.

It is recommended that if you are intending to undertaken development, you seek professional advice or contact the Council for any specific enquiries or for further assistance concerning the use and development of the land.

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Phone: 08 8768 2003

Email: council@robe.sa.gov.au

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