Moonta Redevelopment


Moonta Redevelopment

In 2017 Council engaged the services of WAX Design to assist Council in the preparation of an Urban Design Framework (commonly referred to as the Moonta Town Centre Master Plan) with the focus on the Moonta town centre. The Framework will be integral in guiding future development and infrastructure projects in the town centre as it will ensure that short term projects to improve the public realm are aligned with a long term vision of the town centre.  It will assist with staging and budgetary provisions as well as providing a strategic overview of the Moonta town centre.

After the initial investigations, a public meeting in the Moonta Town Hall and a first survey undertaken from June to July 2017 (over 250 submissions received), a Background Report was prepared and submitted to Council in December 2017.  The first survey identified some key issues requiring further input from the public.

Some delays occurred in the progression of the project until early 2019, culminating in a community consultation day on Saturday, 1 June 2019.  The consultation was considered a success as more than 120 people attended throughout the day to make comments and provide input.

The public consultation day was followed by a second survey (June to August 2019).  The survey was available online and was also available in hard copy in Council Offices and other offices of members of the Moonta Traders Group.  In total 391 completed surveys were received from the general public and 46 from the Moonta Traders Group.  The Traders Group requested Council to have their submissions analysed separately.

Finalisation of the consultation results allowed WAX Design to prepare the draftMoonta Urban Design Framework attached below. 

Comments will be collated and presented to Council at a future meeting after which WAX Design will be requested to make amendments to the document for final presentation to Council.

Draft Framework

After completing the extensive community consultation process above, WAX Designs have finalised the Draft Framework for final comment. The Draft Framework can be found below: 

Draft Moonta Urban Framework(15468 kb)

As of the 11th of November 2019, the Draft Framework is available for comment for a 4 week period, closing Monday the 9th of December. If you wish to comment, please do so via email at: OR in writing to Copper Coast Council, PO BOX 396 Kadina, SA, 5554

The Master Plan will provide the pathway forward to create the vision the community have for the Town Centre.  The Master Plan is the first crucial step in the process, but won’t necessarily result in a redevelopment or major project. Based on what you tell us it may just result in small changes to future planned maintenance and renewal works or smaller projects over many years. But who knows, at this stage our first priority is hearing from you. 







Wax Design Survey to create Background Report

Wax Design and the Copper Coast Council have undertaken a community consultation and analysis process on the Moonta Urban Environment. The survey closed on the 7th July 2017 and respondents to the survey were given the chance to go into the draw to win two nights accommodation for two people at the North Beach Tourist Park. 

Moonta Masterplan - October Newsletter

Update - April 2018 Copper Post Newsletter

Wax design consultants compiled draft reports from the anaylsis created by the community surveys and consulataion.

Moonta Masterplan April 2018 Update

Moonta Town Centre Background Report

Moonta Town Centre Background ReportUrban Plan Background

WAX Design have undertaken a community consultation and an analysis process to understand what makes Moonta a great place and what opportunities exist to enhance this in the future. 


WAX in partnership with the Copper Coast Council facilitated two sessions with the community. An initial site walk over gave members of the Council staff and Councillors an opportunity to provide detailed project brief and information on site.  This was followed by a presentation to the community which allowed WAX Design to introduce the project and gain an initial understanding of community, its feelings and sentiments towards the urban design of the town.


WAX Design then undertook a detailed site analysis process to understand the spatial context of the Town Centre as well as assess the function of the Town Centre as well as its provision of facilities and amenities.  These sessions were aimed at collating information to gain an understanding of the issues and opportunities presented by the Town Centre. Using this information a comprehensive survey was developed which aimed to test the analysis and receive feedback from the people who live, work and visit Moonta encouraging participants to thoughtfully consider their aspirations and ideas.


The Background Report seeks to reflect upon the outcomes of this consultation and analysis process and will assist in guiding the Draft Urban Design Framework for the Moonta Town Centre.  Further consultation on the Draft Urban Design Framework will commence in early 2018.


The background report is available by downloading the following file:

Moonta Town Centre Background Report(5884 kb)

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