West Lakes (AAMI Stadium Precinct) Zoning and Policy Review amendment

Current status

The West Lakes (AAMI Stadium Precinct) Zoning and Policy Review amendment (1.5 MB PDF) was approved by the Minister for Planning by notice in the South Australian Government Gazette on 12 December 2017 .


The former AAMI stadium and some adjacent sites were rezoned in November 2013 to guide redevelopment of the area following a decision to relocate AFL football events to Adelaide Oval. The 2013 West Lakes (AAMI Stadium Precinct) DPA undertaken by the Minister for Planning introduced an Urban Core Zone over most of the affected land. It also included a strip of land along West Lakes Boulevard, just north of the stadium, into the same Residential Zone that applies to land north of the Boulevard.

The land use zoning at that time was informed by the AAMI Stadium Precinct Master Plan prepared for the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), as well as the related AAMI Stadium Precinct Master Plan Policy Implementation Report (May 2011) and Stadium Investigations and Policy Framework Report (June 2012). These documents outlined a vision for a high-density housing and mixed-use development project.

The vision and 2013 DPA were formulated before a developer was engaged on the project. In 2014 the land was purchased by a developer who subsequently prepared the Football Park Redevelopment Masterplan (May 2015). The new plan established an updated vision for the future development of the AAMI Stadium Precinct that included 1600 new dwellings, areas of open space, community and commercial activities and a ‘main street’ precinct.

The updated vision for the area places a greater emphasis on accommodating the needs of various household types and generations through the delivery of a wide range of services including childcare, early years learning, adult education, aged care and retirement living, and medical / health and allied services.

Purpose of the amendment

The main purpose of the DPA is to review the zoning that applies to the area affected by the DPA at West Lakes with the view to enabling the development of the AAMI Stadium Precinct under a consistent and comprehensive suite of requirements. This will involve incorporating the Residential Zone south of West Lakes Boulevard and land within the Brebner Drive road corridor north of the Grange Golf Course (currently within the Special Use Zone) into the Urban Core Zone.

Area affected by the amendment

The community information sheet (1.5 MB PDF) includes a map of the site and also provides details about the proposed amendment and the amendment process.

The development plan affected is the Charles Sturt Council development plan.

Consultation process

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

Public consultation for this amendment closed on 25 September 2017. A public meeting was held on 4 October 2017.

Related information

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