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Inner Metro Growth Project

Renewing our inner metro corridors 

The State Government is planning for the future growth and revitalisation of strategic areas of metropolitan Adelaide.

To achieve this goal, the state government and several inner metro councils are working together on zoning changes to allow for a mix of new homes, offices and shops in key locations such as along existing transport corridors close to the CBD.

The changes will support improvements to roads and public transport, and underpin local facilities, services and businesses, as well as reduce Adelaide’s spread into surrounding agricultural and natural areas.

The rezonings are being introduced through a current development plan amendment (DPA) initiated by the Minister for Planning, as well as four DPAs approved in October 2013.

Current proposals – Stage two

On 6 May 2015 the Minister initiated the Inner and Middle Metropolitan Corridor Infill DPA, which affects the following areas:

  • Inner and Middle East - Payneham Road, Fullarton Road, Nelson Street, Magill Road, The Parade, and Kensington Road; the Mixed Use and Business Zoned areas between Fullarton Road and Stephens Terrace will also be considered.
  • Inner and Middle South - King William Road, Goodwood Road, Unley Road, Belair Road, and Anzac Highway. 
  • Inner and Middle West - Richmond Road, Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Grange Road, Crittendon Road, and Port Road. 
  • Glenelg - including the District Centre Zone, foreshore area and area adjacent to the Patawalonga and along Anzac Highway. 
  • Keswick - including the Le Cornu site and land around Leader Street, west of the Seaford train line. 

This map shows the corridors and infill areas affected by the DPA. The media release contains details about the announcement. 

The DPA will be released for public consultation later this year. Visit the DPA webpage on to find out more. 

Previous DPAs – Stage one

Four Inner Metropolitan Growth (Stage 1) DPAs were approved in October 2013, along with strategic rezonings at West Lakes, Tonsley and Bowden. The DPAs were:

  • The Minister’s Inner Metropolitan Growth (Stage 1) DPA affecting sections of Greenhill and Fullarton Roads opposite the Park Lands (in Burnside) and Prospect, Churchill and Main North roads (in Prospect).
  • The City of Unley Village Living & Desirable Neighbourhoods DPA, Main Road Corridor Mixed Use & Residential Vitalisation (Greenhill and Unley Roads) affecting sections of Greenhill Road opposite the Park Lands and Unley Road.
  • The City of West Torrens Housing Diversity DPA (Part 1- Port Road Corridor) affecting the section of Port Road opposite the Park Lands.
  • The City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Kent Town and The Parade Strategic Growth DPA affecting a section of The Parade (shopping precinct) and Kent Town.

This video shows indicative growth in example areas

These videos show indicative growth in individual council areas

Innergrowth DPAs Map Trimmed Click here to view a map of the Inner Metro Growth area.

Approved rezoning areas map Click here to view a map of approved rezoning areas.


The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide lays the foundations for the inner city's growth. 

The Inner Metropolitan Growth Project fact sheet describes the regional context for the project. 

The Inner Metro Rim Structure Plan refines the directions set out in The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide for this area and informs current and future planning processes. 

The rezoning of targeted urban corridors around the city will contribute up to 7,500 new homes towards the government's Housing in the City policy, which plans for up to 18,500 new homes in inner Adelaide (roughly one km radius of the Park Lands).

Planning reforms

The rezonings are part of a package of planning reforms for the inner city suburbs that include:

  • assessment of planning applications for development of 5 storeys and more in the rezoned areas by a subcommittee of the Development Assessment Commission, which will include a representative from the relevant council
  • an expanded role for the Government Architect, supported by the design review panel, to better respond to the community's need for high quality design in the rezoned areas where the Development Policy Advisory Committee is the planning authority
  • expansion of DPTI's Pre-lodgement Case Management Service to support these changes.

Stamp Duty Concessions

The rezonings are complemented by the expansion of stamp duty concessions for apartments purchased off the plan.