Character Preservation Districts

Dataset Number1575
Dataset TitleCharacter Preservation Districts
CustodianData Authority: Department for Trade and Investment
Data Provider: Department for Trade and Investment


DescriptionProtection Districts include the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale districts that are defined by the Character Preservation (Barossa Valley) Act 2012 and Character Preservation (McLaren Vale) Act 2012. The Character Preservation Districts layer includes townships and rural living areas defined by these Acts.
UsageThis legislation will protect the unique heritage, culture and integrity of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale districts by maintaining and preserving the rural amenity of the regions, maintaining the rural character and scenic vistas vital for tourism, making sure that future development supports and does not detract from the regions dominant land uses and encouraging development that is well designed.

Data Quality

LineageDerived from a combination of development plan zones, local government boundaries, planned urban lands to 2038, cadastre, roads and hundred boundaries
Positional Accuracy0.2 metres (same as DCDB @ 1:2500 capture scale) for source data based on cadastre

Geographic Extent

Extent NameGreater Adelaide
Min Easting or Longitude138
Min Northing or Latitude-35
Max Easting or Longitude138
Max Northing or Latitude-34

Dataset Status

Initially Acquired28-SEP-2011
Last Updated13-NOV-2012
Update FrequencyAs required
Maintenance MethodManual edits in ArcMap when required.
AusGOALCC BY (Attribution)


TableNameField AliasData TypeDescription
Polygon Attribute TableDISTRICT CharacterDistrict name
Polygon Attribute TableMARKED_AREA CharacterIdentifies if area is a township or rural living area
Polygon Attribute TableMARKED_AREA_NAME CharacterTownship or rural living area name

Contact Information

OrganisationDepartment for Trade and Investment
Planning and Land Use Services
Postal Address101 Grenfell Street