Repatriation General Hospital and Surrounding Areas amendment
The Minister for Planning has released the Repatriation General Hospital and Surrounding Areas amendment for public consultation from Tuesday, 29 August 2017 to Monday, 23 October 2017.
The State Government entered into a Contract for Sale over the majority of the Repat site with South Australian, non-for-profit organisation, ACH Group in June 2017. ACH Group proposes to invest around $200 million to renew and redevelop the site into a unique, integrated health, wellbeing, education, research, ageing and Veterans precinct.
A small part of the Repat site incorporating the ViTA Building and Orthotics, Prosthetics SA and associated car parking is being retained by SA Health; and it is the intent that Repat Radiology (also part of SA Health) will continue on the site for at least three years, under a lease agreement with the ACH Group.
The rules that control how the Repat and adjacent land can be used are old and restrictive to institutional uses - some existing uses (like houses along Francis Street and fronting Goodwood Road or the petrol station) would not be supported if proposed as new today. To support the vision for the redevelopment of the land there is a need to change these rules, which involves a proposal detailing how those rules will change and making them available to the public for comment.
The proposed new policy recognises the importance of heritage and the community value of the site and seeks quality design outcomes recognising the adjacent residential areas. They will also allow people, education providers, non-government organisations and businesses to invest in the site for healthcare, learning, education, ageing and community related purposes, with confidence.
Purpose of the amendment
The DPA proposes to:
- rezone the Repatriation General Hospital (RGH) and abutting sites generally bound by Rockville Avenue and Goodwood and Daws Roads in Daw Park from Institutional Zone to a new Mixed Use Zone – the new zone supports the redevelopment of the subject land for a wide range of health, medical, educational, research, aged care, community, open space and recreational activities with opportunities for ancillary offices and small-scale shops, as well as accommodation focussed on ageing in place, supported care, retirement living, veterans emergency housing and student living
- introduce a new statement of Desired Character and Concept Plan to guide future land use arrangements and development of the area affected by the DPA
- introduce new policy Overlays to promote affordable housing and address noise and air quality impacts for new residential development in the proposed Mixed Use Zone and adjacent the Goodwood Road transport corridor.
Area affected by the amendment
The community information sheet includes a map of the site and also provides details about the proposed amendment and the amendment process.
The development plan affected is the Mitcham (City) development plan.
Viewing the amendment
There are three ways to view the proposed amendment:
- Download the Repatriation General Hospital and Surrounding Areas amendment document.
- View a copy at:
- City of Mitcham
Civic Centre, 131 Belair Road, Torrens Park
Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.30 pm
- Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Level 5, 50 Flinders Street, Adelaide
Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
3. Ask the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to post the document to you.
Consultation on Ministerial DPAs is conducted by the State Planning Commission (the Commission), established to act as the state’s principal planning advisory and development assessment body to provide advice to the Minister for Planning.
As part of the consultation process, you may:
- comment on the DPA by making a written submission to the Commission
- attend a public meeting if you wish to be heard by the Commission or raise any matter not previously raised in your written submission.
Making a Submissions
You can make a written submission up to the closing date, 5.00 pm on Monday, 23 October 2017. The following methods area available:
- on the SA Planning Portal
- by post:
The Chair, State Planning Commission
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
GPO Box 1815, Adelaide SA 5001
Submissions should be marked Repatriation General Hospital and Surrounding Areas DPA.
Your submission should clearly indicate whether you wish to be heard at the public meeting. All submissions received are public documents.
There will be two drop-in sessions held as follows:
- Thursday, 21 September (4.00 pm to 6.30 pm)
Blackwood Memorial Hall
21 Coromandel Parade, Blackwood
- Wednesday, 27 September (4.00 pm to 6.30 pm)
Cumberland Park Community Centre
390 Goodwood Road, Cumberland Park
The SPC has scheduled a public meeting as follows:
- Tuesday, 31 October 2017 at 7.00 pm
Cumberland Park Community Centre (Andy Todd Hall)
390 Goodwood Road, Cumberland Park
The SPC may not hold the public meeting if no one asks to be heard. Please check this page before the scheduled date of the public meeting to confirm it is being held.
On this site
South Australia's Strategic Plan
- South Australia's Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan
- SA Planning Portal
For an alternative version of a document on this page contact Development plans and amendments team.