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Stakeholder Consultation Report




Date:          19 March 2008
Version:       3.0
Prepared by:   Defence SA (Precinct Development)
Table of contents
01      EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.............................................................................................. 3
02      PROJECT BACKGROUND .......................................................................................... 4
03      STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION PROCESS........................................................... 4
  3.1 Phase 1 – Initial Stakeholder Consultation................................................................... 5
    3.1.1   One on one interviews ......................................................................................... 5
    3.1.2   Industry briefings.................................................................................................. 6
    3.1.3   Other Briefings/Meetings ..................................................................................... 6
  3.2 Phase 2: Partnering Workshop..................................................................................... 6
  3.3 Phase 3: Broader Community Engagement................................................................. 7
  3.4 Phase 4: Release of Draft Masterplan ......................................................................... 7
04      FEEDBACK .................................................................................................................. 8
  4.1 Phase 4: Release of Draft Masterplan ......................................................................... 8
    4.1.1   Community Feedback .......................................................................................... 8




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01 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
A masterplan for the northern Lefevre Peninsula is being developed due to:
•  the Lefevre Peninsula being an important industrial region that has the potential to
   generate substantial further economic development benefits for South Australia
•  the State Government ownership of a significant amount of undeveloped land on the
   northern Lefevre Peninsula
•  the significant infrastructure that has been developed in the area including road and rail
   upgrades, the PRExy bridges and deepening of the shipping channel at Outer Harbor,
•  the significant investment committed to the area including the ABB grain terminal, billion
   dollar naval program, Techport Australia, Marina Adelaide and the new deep water grain
   berth,
•  investment generating increased demand for industrial land in the area, and
•  the defence and industrial precinct on the northern Lefevre Peninsula will bring new
   industry to the region and provide new job and career opportunities for generations to
   come.

The masterplan is being developed in stages:
•  Stage 1: Planning study conducted in 2006 - Lefevre Peninsula Review of Industry Land
   Capacity
•  Stage 2: Northern Lefevre Peninsula Masterplan – Masterplan Development and
   Approval
•  Stage 3: Northern Lefevre Peninsula Masterplan – Development Plan Amendment
•  Stage 4: Northern Lefevre Peninsula Masterplan – Implementation

Stage 1 has been completed and stage 2 is now nearing completion. As part of stage 2
Defence SA engaged specialist consultants to provide defined inputs into the masterplan
process. Natalie Fuller and Associates was engaged to undertake the community
engagement and consultation aspects of the project and QED Pty Ltd to undertake the
development of the masterplan and to construct the development plan amendment report
(DPA).

A stakeholder engagement plan was developed and incorporated the engagement of a wide
range of stakeholders included residents, industry, recreational, cultural, historical and
environmental groups.

The formal community consultation was conducted between May and October 2007 and
consisted of presentations, briefings, meetings, workshops and information sessions.

The draft masterplan was released for public comment on Thursday 13 September 2007 for
an initial consultation period of 2 weeks. In response to community request, this consultation
period was extended to 4 weeks and closed on 17 October 2007. A total of 119 responses
were received from the local community, local government or government related agencies
and local industry.

The key areas of support for the masterplan as a result of feedback received include:
   1. Linking of open spaces
   2. Techport Australia development
   3. Pedestrian and cycle paths
   4. Development planned for east of the freight rail spur
   5. Water management
   6. Acoustic barriers

Many submissions provided overall support for the masterplan but listed specific areas of
opposition. The key areas of opposition for the masterplan as a result of feedback received
include:
     1. Rezoning of North Haven land to “deferred port use”
     2. Decrease in MOSS zoned land
     3. Noise / Pollution from existing and new development
     4. Perceived lack of consultation of North Haven residents on the masterplan

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    5. Lack of access to the waterfront
    6. Location of sheep ships (out of scope)
    7. Industrial development west of the freight rail spur

Feedback received during the consultation period was reviewed and recommended changes
to the draft masterplan was made to the project Steering Committee.




02 PROJECT BACKGROUND
The South Australian Government had significant land holdings on the northern Lefevre
Peninsula under care and management of various government agencies. During 2006 and
2007 selected government land holdings on the northern Lefevre Peninsula were identified
and consolidated under PAMC’s (now Defence SA) care and management. A total of 312
hectares of land was transferred and consisted of land zoned for both industrial use and
metropolitan open space.

Demand for industrial land on the Lefevre Peninsula is increasing as a result of considerable
public and private sector investment and development activity. That activity includes the:
             deepening of the Outer Harbour shipping channel
             completion of the deep sea grain wharf and ABB grain terminal
             freight corridor linking the national road and rail networks to Outer Harbor,
             including the Port River Expressway, the new road and rail bridges over the Port
             River and the rail corridor upgrades on the Lefevre Peninsula
             development of Techport Australia as the premier naval and defence hub in the
             Australasian region
             Port Adelaide waterfront redevelopment, and
             Development of the Marina Adelaide marine industrial precinct.

The convergence of infrastructure developments, together with strong demand for industrial
and port related industrial land, provided a timely impetus to develop an overarching
masterplan for the northern Lefevre Peninsula.

The masterplan built on the 2006 Planning Study – Lefevre Peninsula Review of Industrial Land 
Capacity that was jointly funded by seven government agencies and the City of Port Adelaide
Enfield. The study – effectively Stage One of the Northern Lefevre Peninsula Masterplan
consolidates findings from previous planning and engineering reports and explores potential
future use of the area to leverage from existing and proposed infrastructure developments
and major projects.

The masterplan provides an integrated strategic framework to facilitate long-term sustainable
development of the region. The development roadmap will guide Defence SA in the
management, value optimisation and future strategic release of its land holdings and will form
the basis for the implementation business case and the proposed Development Plan
amendment.

The masterplan was developed using guiding principles identified in economic, social and
environmental terms and strikes a balance between each of these imperatives.



03 STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION PROCESS
Defence SA engaged specialist consultants to provide defined inputs to the masterplan
process. Natalie Fuller and Associates Pty Ltd were engaged to undertake the community
engagement and consultation.

The well established network of community and environmental groups active in the Port
Adelaide area required Defence SA to develop a comprehensive Community Engagement
Plan in order to ensure appropriate local participation in the development of the masterplan.


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The community engagement plan incorporated engagement with residents, industry and
recreational, cultural and environmental groups and centred on five key opportunities for
stakeholder involvement in the project, those opportunities included:
              one-on-one meetings with key stakeholders
              industry briefing
              a partnering workshop
              a community workshop
              community information sessions

Natalie Fuller and Associates lead the community consultation in Phases 1 to 3 and the
community workshop within Phase 4.

3.1 Phase 1 – Initial Stakeholder Consultation
Purpose of Phase 1 consultations
– to inform key stakeholder groups of the masterplan process
– to provide an indication of the scope of the project (and project constraints)
– to ascertain key areas of interest and concern.

3.1.1 One on one interviews
A number of community groups were invited to meet with Defence SA, our planning
consultants and Natalie Fuller for one-on-one interviews. The interviews were conducted
over a two week period beginning late May 2007. The purpose of the interviews was to gain
an understanding of their issues and needs. A summary of the groups interviewed follows:
•   Port Adelaide Enfield Council Aboriginal Advisory Panel
•   Project Dolphin Safe
•   Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society
•   Biodiversity Park Steering Committee
•   Friends of Gulf St Vincent
•   Friends of Lefevre Peninsula Biodiversity Park
•   Friends of Mutton Cove
•   North Haven Marina Environs Protection Association (also represented the Royal South
    Australian Yacht Squadron)
•   Lefevre Residents Association
•   Port Adelaide Bicycle Users Group
•   Port Adelaide Environmental Forum
•   Port Adelaide Historical Society
•   Port Adelaide Branch of the Historical Trust
•   Port Adelaide Environmental Protection Group
•   SA Recreational Fishing Advisory Council

Local sporting groups, schools and general interest groups were sent a letter during this
period inviting them to contact us if they would like to have a one-on-one meeting. No
requests were received. A summary of the mail out list follows:
•   Ocean View College
•   North Haven Primary School
•   Our Lady of the Visitation School
•   Port River Sailing Club Inc
•   Port Adelaide Rowing Club Inc
•   North Haven Surf Life Saving Club
•   North Haven Football Club
•   North Haven Cricket Club
•   Semaphore Centrals Netball Club
•   North Haven Shopping Centre
•   GTS Dolphin Girl Guides (letter returned to sender)
•   North Haven Shopping Centre
•   Port Adelaide Community Health Centre

The beginning of the masterplan consultation process was advertised as follows:

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•   Newsletter (May 2007) given to representatives at the stakeholder interviews, industry
    briefings and other briefings conducted,
•   Copies of newsletter left with:
             o the City of Port Adelaide Enfield customer service area,
             o Kevin Foley Electorate Office,
•   Copies of the newsletter sent / emailed to those registered on database on 24th May
    2005
•   Advertisement announcing website and the ability to have your say in the Portside
    Messenger on 23/5/07 and 30/5/07
•   Website www.pamc.biz

3.1.2 Industry briefings
An industry briefing was conducted in late May 2007 to provide information on the masterplan
process and to gain an understanding of the future objectives and plans of key industries on
the northern Lefevre Peninsula. The following were invited to attend the briefing:
•   Flinders Ports
•   Penrice Soda Ash Company
•   Port Adelaide Enfield Chamber of Commerce
•   North West Business Development Centre (formerly Western Area Business Enterprise
    Centre)
•   ABB Grain
•   DP World
•   Adelaide Brighton Cement
•   ASC
•   Mackenzie Intermodal
•   ATCO Power
•   International Power
•   Pacific Marine Batteries

Subsequent meetings were held with ABB Grain and Flinders Ports in order for those
organisations to provide commercial-in-confidence information that was relevant to the master
planning process.

3.1.3 Other Briefings/Meetings
In addition to the activities listed above a number of other key stakeholders were engaged on
a one-on-one basis in order to inform them of the scope of the masterplan and to gain an
understanding of their issues, needs and views. Those stakeholders included:
•   City of Port Adelaide Enfield – council officers and elected members
•   Department Transport, Energy and Infrastructure
•   Office of Special Projects and infrastructure
•   Planning SA
•   Land Management Corporation
•   Department of Environment and Heritage, including the Coastal Protection Board
•   Department of Trade and Economics
•   Environmental Protection Authority
•   Department of Health
•   Adelaide and Mt Lofty Natural Resources Management Board
•   SA Water
•   ETSA
•   SAPOL – Port Adelaide
•   Port Adelaide State Electorate Office


3.2 Phase 2: Partnering Workshop
Purpose of Phase 2 consultations
– Provide a summary of feedback to the group as to the issues and opportunities raised in
    the phase one consultations



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–   Develop a set of economic, social and environmental principles to guide the development
    of the masterplan.

One of the most challenging aspects of the project is the balancing of economic, social and
environmental imperatives. Guiding principles were developed in order to assist our planning
consultants in striking a balance.

A partnering workshop was held in August 2007 with a representative from each of the groups
interviewed in phase one of stakeholder consultations. The workshop participants worked in
groups to provide brainstorm ideas for inclusion into the principles

The information gathered during the workshop was drafted into a set of Guiding Principles for
the development of the masterplan. The guiding principles are contained on the website
(www.pamc.biz)


3.3 Phase 3: Broader Community Engagement
Purpose of Phase 3 – Community Workshop
•   Provide an overview of the Port Adelaide Maritime Corporation (now Defence SA)
•   Explain the purpose and process of developing the masterplan
•   Present the guiding principles
•   Discuss the application of the guiding principles in 5 key areas:
        o Managing the interface between land uses
        o Access and use of open space and the waterfront
        o Water management and enhancing biodiversity
        o Cultural interpretation
        o Community

 The community workshop was advertised as follows:
•   Website www.pamc.biz
•   Email / flyer sent to participants in the phase one consultations
•   Advertisements in the Portside Messenger on 4 and 11 July 2007
•   Letterbox drops of a newsletter (July 2007) to areas North Haven, Osborne and Taperoo
    (501601, 501605, 501701, 501702, 501703, 501704, 501801, 501802, 501803, 501804)
    totalling 5,128 copies on 17 and 18 July 2007.
•   Email pdf version of newsletter to people registered on the website via email on 9 July
    2007
•   Newsletter mailed to people registered on the website to receive updates via mail on 9
    July 2007
•   Copies of the newsletter left with:
              o the City of Port Adelaide Enfield customer service area,
              o Kevin Foley Electorate Office

3.4 Phase 4: Release of Draft Masterplan
Purpose of Phase 4 – Community Information Sessions
To provide an opportunity for interested stakeholders to:
•   View a draft of the masterplan;
•   Ask questions / discuss the draft masterplan with the project team; and
•   Provide feedback prior to the finalisation of the plan.

 The community information sessions was advertised as follows:
•   Website www.pamc.biz
•   Advertisements in the Portside Messenger on 5th and 12th September 2007
•   Letterbox drop of a newsletter (September 2007) to areas North Haven, Osborne and
    Taperoo (501601, 501605, 501701, 501702, 501703, 501704, 501801, 501802, 501803,
    501804) totalling 5,128 copies on 11th and 12th September 2007
•   Email pdf version of newsletter to people registered on the website via email on 5
    September 2007


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•   Newsletter mailed to people registered on the website to receive updates via mail on 5
    September 2007
•   Copies of the newsletter left with:
             o the City of Port Adelaide Enfield customer service area,
             o Kevin Foley Electorate Office
•   Community Information Day flyer containing the draft of the masterplan was distributed as
    follows:
             o At the Community Information Sessions on 13 and 16 September 2007
             o At individual briefing sessions held on 13 September 2007 for the Biodiversity
                Park Steering Group, Industry representations, participants of phase 1
                consultations and City of Port Adelaide Enfield elected members
             o Emailed or sent to people registered on our database on 14 September 2007

Other individual briefing sessions were held during September 2007 with various key
stakeholders including:
•   Dr Murray Townsend of Department of Heritage and Environment
•   Adelaide Mt Loft Natural Resources Management Board
•   Interested stakeholders from:
             o Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure
             o Planning SA
             o Land Management Corporation



04 FEEDBACK
4.1 Phase 4: Release of Draft Masterplan
4.1.1 Community Feedback
A draft version of the northern Lefevre Peninsula Masterplan was issued for public comment
on 13 September 2007. Feedback was sought from interested stakeholders during a four
week period ending 17 October 2007. Initially the feedback period was for two weeks but this
was extended in response to requests from the local community and community groups. The
extension to the feedback date was advertised:
•   Website www.pamc.biz;
•   Advertisement in the Portside Messenger on 3 October 2007
•   Email / sent letters to people registered on our database on 3 October 2007
•   Letter was hand delivered to streets (north of Falie Drive and West of Lady Gowrie and
    Lady Ruthven Drive) in North Haven by Gayle Dunnet and Nicola Sortino on 8 October
    2007


Feedback was received on the masterplan from a number of sources as follows:

         Method of Response                       # Submissions
         Telephone                                            2
         Letters                                             11
         Emails                                              20
         Feedback sheets                                     51
         Group responses                                      9
         Website                                             16
         Petition - (919 Signatures)                          1
         TOTAL RESPONSES - COMMUNITY                        110

         Council / Govt Related                               6
         Industry                                             3
         TOTAL RESPONSES                                    119




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