Lot Fourteen (old Royal Adelaide Hospital) Innovation Area Amendment

Current status

The Lot Fourteen (old Royal Adelaide Hospital) Innovation Area Development Plan Amendment (DPA) (3.8 MB PDF) is on public consultation from 3 October 2019 to 27 November 2019. The public is encouraged to review the DPA and provide comment on the proposed directions and policy framework.

Purpose of the amendment

The Minister for Planning is proposing to amend the Adelaide (City) Development Plan to rezone the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site at the eastern end of North Terrace to support an exciting and innovative business, education and research precinct that also incorporates tourist accommodation and limited retail facilities. The Zone will also place emphasis on cultural facilities and the retention and adaptation of the state heritage places.

A key characteristic of the proposed policy framework is the relationship of the future development with other nearby precincts including the Universities, East End, Central Business District and the Adelaide Park Lands and Adelaide Botanic Garden. This will translate as an extensive network of public and open spaces that open into the Adelaide Botanic Garden and Adelaide Park Lands and other adjacent areas.

The DPA has now been drafted to provide the planning policy framework that will guide the development of the site, in alignment with the core directions of The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide.

Area affected by the amendment

The community information sheet (1.4 MB PDF) includes a map of the area affected and also provides details about the proposed amendment and the amendment process.

The DPA affects land within the Adelaide (City) Development Plan.

Viewing the amendment

There are three ways to view the proposed amendment:

1. Download the Lot Fourteen (old Royal Adelaide Hospital) Innovation Area DPA (3.8 MB PDF) document.

2. View a copy at:

  • City of Adelaide
    25 Pirie Street, Adelaide 
    Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
    Phone: 8203 7203
  • Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
    Level 5, 50 Flinders Street, Adelaide
    Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
    Phone: 1800 752 664 (Option 4)

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

Have your say

Consultation on Ministerial DPAs is managed by the South Australian State Planning Commission, an independent statutory body which provides advice to the Minister on planning and development issues.

As part of the consultation process, you may comment on the DPA by making a written submission to the Commission.

How to provide a submission

You can make a written submission up to the closing date, 5.00 pm on Wednesday, 27 November 2019. The following methods are available:

  • email: saplanningcommission@sa.gov.au
  • post: The Chair, State Planning Commission, c/- Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, GPO Box 1815, Adelaide SA 5001

Submissions should be marked Lot Fourteen (old Royal Adelaide Hospital) Innovation Area DPA.

Your submission should clearly indicate whether you wish to be heard at the public meeting. All submissions received are public documents and will be made available for viewing on this page from the closing date until the conclusion of the public meeting.

Information sessions

There will be two information sessions held as follows:

  • Tuesday, 29 October 2019 from 4.30 pm to 7.00 pm
  • Saturday, 2 November 2019 from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm

Both sessions will be held at the Old Royal Adelaide Hospital Chapel - enter from Frome Road, between the Eleanor Harrald Building and SA Pathology.

Public meeting

The Commission has scheduled a public meeting as follows:

  • Wednesday, 11 December 2019 at 7.30 pm - Glenroy Room, Mercure Grosvenor Hotel, 125 North Terrace, Adelaide

This meeting provides an opportunity for anyone to raise any matter not previously discussed in their written submission.

Related information

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Guide to development plans and development plan amendments (660.2 KB PDF)

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