Southern Innovation Area amendment

Current status

The Southern Innovation Area DPA (13.8 MB PDF) was on public consultation from 4 July 2017 to 29 August 2017 and is currently under consideration by the Minister for Planning.


The DPA is intended to support the delivery of zoning improvements to enable integrated land use and transport outcomes from the $620+ million Government Darlington Upgrade Project including the additional freeway extension and extended Tonsley train line to the Flinders University / Flinders Medical Centre site (Flinders Link).

Purpose of the amendment

The DPA will:

  • reflect the needs of a modern and growing university and health precinct through the introduction of a new Regional Activity Zone that provides for a greater range and mix of land uses
  • provide greater flexibility for intensification of employment, commercial, education, health and technology activities, supported by opportunities for high density residential
  • provide opportunities for medium to high density residential (including housing for the aged) and supportive low scale retail and commercial development adjacent key activity areas or transport routes
  • encourage creation of a western gateway to Tonsley and extend the ‘high street’ environment to Marion Road
  • increase opportunities for a range of housing styles and densities
  • provide additional protection to the Warriparinga Wetlands.

Area affected by the amendment

The community information sheet (608.6 KB PDF) includes a map of the site and also provides details about the proposed amendment and the amendment process.

The development plans affected are:

Viewing the amendment

There are three ways to view the proposed amendment:

  1. Download the Southern Innovation Area DPA (13.8 MB PDF) document
  2. View a copy at:
  • City of Marion
    245 Sturt Road, Sturt
    Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
    Phone: 8375 6600
  • City of Mitcham
    Civic Centre, 131 Belair Road, Torrens Park
    Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
    Phone: 8372 8888
  • City of Onkaparinga
    Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre
    Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
    Phone: 8384 0666
  • Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
    Level 5, 50 Flinders Street, Adelaide
    Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
    Phone: 7109 7007

3. Ask the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to post the document to you.

Consultation process

Consultation on Ministerial DPAs is conducted by the State Planning Commission, established to act as the state’s principal planning advisory and development assessment body to provide advice to the Minister for Planning.

Two public drop-in information sessions on this amendment were held on 19 and 12 August 2017. Public consultation closed on 29 August 2017 and a public meeting was held on 12 September 2017.

Was this page useful?

Take a moment to tell us why. If you need a response send an enquiry instead.

Page last updated 12 October 2017

Provided by:
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Last Updated:
Printed on:
Copyright statement:
SA.GOV.AU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence. © Copyright 2016