Inner Metro Growth Project
Adelaide needs to plan for its future growth. The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide lays the foundations to guide this growth.
A new range of housing options close to the city have been unlocked after the State Government finalised the Inner Metropolitan Growth Project.
The rezoning of targeted key 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 1 km radius of the Park Lands).
The zoning changes will encourage construction along the urban corridors and provide more residential and commercial options close to the city.
Indicative growth in example areas:
- City of Prospect example
- City of Unley example
- City of West Torrens example
- City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters example
To help guide future development in these locations, the State Government’s Inner Metro Rim Structure Plan has been released to further refine the directions set out in The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide for this important area. It will be used by state government agencies and inner metropolitan councils in future planning processes.
The Government, in collaboration with inner metropolitan councils proposed DPAs, has approved the inner metropolitan growth DPA. This follows extensive community consultation, which resulted in a number of key changes to the final policy.
Changes made to the Inner Metropolitan Growth DPAs as a result of the feedback include:
- increasing on site car parking requirements and removal of incentives (that allowed reduced carparking and over height development in certain circumstances)
- strengthening interface policy, to better manage impacts from new development in the Urban Corridor Zone on adjoining residential areas
- increasing public notification of any new development that is three or more stories in height and is adjacent to a residential zone
- changes to maximum building heights (refer to map of approved rezoning areas above).
Links to the approved DPAs:
The Minister’s Inner Metropolitan Growth Development Plan Amendment affecting sections of Greenhill and Fullarton roads opposite the Park Lands (in the Burnside Council area); and Prospect, Churchill and Main North roads (in the Prospect Council area).
The City of Unley’s Village Living & Desirable Neighbourhoods Development Plan Amendment, 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 Development Plan Amendment affected most parts of the council’s area, including new areas for mixed use medium density development along sections of Port Road opposite the Park Lands; Henley Beach Road; Anzac Highway.
The City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters’ Kent Town and The Parade Strategic Growth Development Plan Amendment affecting a section of The Parade (the shopping precinct); and Kent Town.