A proposed Nuriootpa Service Centre is one step closer, with the corner of Belvidere Road and the Sturt Highway successfully rezoned to accomodate a large highway service station.
The Development Planning Amendment (DPA) was spearheaded by an unknown developer in May 2017.
The developer approached council to establish a petrol station, restaurant, convenience store, parking, playground and public amenities on the corner of Sturt Highway and Belvidere Road.
On April 16, 2019, Barossa Council resolved to adopt the Nuriootpa Sturt Highway Service Centre DPA, changing the land from primary production to commercial.
The DPA was then approved by the Hon. Rob Lucas on August 28 2019 and came into effect on September 5, 2019.
Minister for Planning Stephan Knoll delegated the decision given he had previously provided a letter in support of the proposal while in Opposition as the local Member for Schubert.
The DPA introduces a special policy area to the Rocland Wines site on the corner of Belvidere Road and Sturt Highway to facilitate a Highway Service Centre and associated facilities.
The developer will now need development approval before the project can begin.
The development application process will address any potential traffic, access, noise, visual impact and any other issues, which in turn will depend on the chosen land use mix and site layout and design.