An extra 300,000 houses need to be constructed by the 2050s to accommodate the future populations of Greater Adelaide.
The State Planning Commission has this morning released the “Greater Adelaide Regional Plan Discussion Paper”, which considers how Adelaide, the Hills Fleurieu and parts of the Murraylands will grow over the next 30 years.
Consultation starts today on the paper which poses questions on the development of urban space, land, major infrastructure and housing developments through to the 2050s and how the State will balance population growth and climate change considerations with public space, amenities and job opportunities.
Defined as the 11,000km² stretching from Cape Jervis to Murray Bridge and encompassing the townships of the Barossa and the boundary of Port Wakefield, approximately 85 per cent of the State’s population resides in the Greater Adelaide Region.
Work also continues on the six regional plans covering the State’s regional communities, while work will recommence later this year on the Murray Lands Regional Plan, previously put on hold due to the River Murray floods.
The Greater Adelaide discussion paper will be subject to a 12-week consultation period, with the feedback and responses provided to be presented to the Government for consideration as the “Greater Adelaide Regional Plan” is formulated for publication in the final quarter of next year.
Read and respond to the paper via the website: plan.sa.gov.au/regional-planning-program.
Hear ARN’s Jennie Lenman and Adam Connelly speaking with Planning Minister Nick Champion via the audio play window below: