Kanpi is an Anangu community on the Pitjantjatjara Lands in the north west of South Australia.

kanpiThe Kanpi Community

Kanpi is an Anangu community on the Pitjantjatjara Lands in the north west of South Australia. It lies approximately 460 km south west of Alice Springs. It is located 15 km away from Nyapari community and approximately 100 km from the nearest larger community of Amata. The Mann Ranges form a backdrop to the community. Kanpi is part of the Murputja homelands group which includes Nyapari, Angatja and Umpukulu. The people living here are all Pitjantjatjara people with close connections to country to the west. The population of Kanpi ranges between 50 and 100 people, including a small number Piranpa (non-Aboriginal) people who work in the community to support Anangu.

Content and Purpose of the Community Structure Plan

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

The Structure Plan consists of the following:

  • A plan depicting the physical layout of the community;
  • The strategic direction, objectives and principles of development control;
  • An explanation of the Structure Plan; and
  • A background report on the preparation of the plan including an overview of the local and regional context.

The purpose of the Structure Plan is to:

  • Establish a vision for the community and a guide to future growth and development;
  • Provide a community focus for, and involvement in, the development process;
  • Facilitate proper and orderly planning of the community to establish development requirements based on need within cultural, physical, environmental and economic opportunities and constraints;
  • Provide a mechanism for a coordinated approach to the provision of services and infrastructure 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 document that forms the basis for coordination of future development. The Plan can be used to assess future development
proposals by government agencies, builders, funding bodies and the community.