The Minister for Planning has initiated investigations for the drafting of the Inner and Middle Metropolitan Corridor Infill Development Plan Amendment (DPA) in accordance with Sections 24 and 26 of the Development Act 1993.
On 5 May 2015 he held a Media conference to launch this initiative. To view the media release visit the Inner Metro Growth Project webpage.
The Government is committed to revitalising key locations in metropolitan Adelaide by allowing mixed use medium density infill close to services and transport. Significant progress has already been made through the Vibrant Adelaide initiative and approval of the Inner Metropolitan Growth (Stage 1) Development Plan Amendments in October 2013, along with various other strategic rezonings at West Lakes, Tonsley and Bowden.
These changes have been very successful - in the new Urban Corridor zoned areas alone around $250 million worth of projects have been approved or are under active consideration.
The forthcoming update of 'The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide' (The Plan) will further strengthen the strategic objective of increased infill development in targeted locations. The Minister for Planning is keen to continue the momentum of recent activity by considering options for rezoning new transit corridor infill locations that build upon areas already zoned Urban Corridor.
The DPA will consider additional transit corridor locations for multi-storey mixed use development. These potential new areas are indicatively identified on the corridor infill areas - existing and potential map - 824.7 KB.
Once prepared, the DPA will undergo eight weeks of public consultation in accordance with Development Act 1993 requirements. Any interested persons will have an opportunity to make written submissions on the DPA at that time, and may request to be heard at the independent Development Policy Advisory Committee (DPAC) public meetings.
The DPAC will prepare a report on the issues raised during consultation for the Minister’s consideration. He is then in a position to approve the DPA, with or without changes, or decline to approve the DPA.