Amata is located approximately 115 km due south of Uluru (Ayers Rock) in South Australia.

The Amata Community

Amata is located approximately 115 km due south of Uluru (Ayers Rock) in South Australia. The Community occupies part of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara lands in the north west of South Australia. Amata Community is located at the western end of the Musgrave Ranges about 14 km south of the Northern Territory border. It lies approximately 380 km south west of Alice Springs.

The community has worked together to bring success in many ways. The Council members work together to bring unity and fairness for everyone through regular meetings. The community also serves the needs of Anangu within Amata as well as the surrounding homelands and travellers.

Content and Purpose of the Community Structure Plan

The Amata Community Structure Plan (Structure Plan) provides a framework within which development can proceed in an orderly and planned manner and essential services are
protected over the next 5 to 10 years.

The Structure Plan consists of the following:

  • A plan depicting the physical layout of the community;
  • Strategic direction, planning objectives and development guidelines
  • An explanation of the Structure Plan
  • A report on the preparation of the plan including a brief overview of the local and regional context.

The purpose of the Structure Plan is therefore to:

  • Establish an outline vision for the community and a guide to future growth and development of the community;
  • Provide a community focus for, and involvement in, the development process;
  • Facilitate proper and orderly planning of the community to establish developmentrequirements based on need within social, physical, environmental and economic opportunities and constraints;
  • Provide a mechanism for a coordinated approach to the provision of services andinfrastructure and enable access to existing services and infrastructure information; and
  • Promote development that maximises health, safety and welfare outcomes for the community.

The Structure Plan provides the community with a plan that forms the basis for coordination of future development. The Plan can be used to assess future development proposals by government agencies, builders, funding agencies and the community.