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Changes to unlock inner metro housing growth

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

7 May 2015

The State Government will soon begin consultation on stage two of the inner metro growth project to promote renewal of suburbs close to the city.


The second stage extends the project to additional council areas, including Holdfast Bay and Charles Sturt, as well as extending stage one changes in other areas.

Stage one of the project successfully initiated rezoning to increase building heights and housing density for key corridors in inner and middle suburbs. It has resulted in more than 250 million of investment in the pipeline.

The government will be working in partnership with local councils to open up further opportunities along major corridors close to the CBD and selected middle suburbs. The aim is to create vibrant communities, housing choice, thriving main streets, reduced transport costs and emissions while protecting character areas.

Stage two opens the discussion to look at options for further rezoning in areas currently being used for commercial or mixed use in conjunction with the City of Burnside, Charles Sturt, Holdfast Bay, Mitcham, Norwood, Payneham and St Peters, Unley and West Torrens.

Areas proposed to be included in the second stage include:

  • 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.

Key Development Areas include:

  • Glenelg – includes the District Centre Zone, foreshore area and area adjacent to the Patawalonga and along Anzac Highway.
  • Keswick – includes the Le Cornu site and land around Leader Street, west of the Seaford train line.

The government will begin discussions with local council to determine the potential for mainly low to medium rise density residential development in suitable locations.

Potential for high rise development above 10 storeys in Glenelg and Keswick will also be discussed and investigated.

The focus for the rezoning does not extend to residential and character areas.

For details, visit the Minister initiated amendments webpage. The DPA will be released for public consultation later this year.