PROPOSED land use changes endorsed by Charles Sturt Council as part of the redevelopment of the AAMI Stadium precinct at West Lakes are now available for public comment, following the release of the draft West Lakes (AAMI Stadium Precinct) Development Plan Amendment (DPA).
The DPA proposes zoning changes to the AAMI Stadium Precinct area to provide opportunities for mixed-use and higher density forms of development through the introduction of an Urban Core Zone and a Main Street Policy Area.
South Australian Planning Minister John Rau said the proposed land use changes in the DPA would ensure the area becomes a vibrant and integrated transport orientated development (TOD).
"This DPA represents an opportunity to meet one of the visions of The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide of new mixed-use developments that focus on public transport and allow for more sustainable forms of living and working," Mr Rau said.
"The proximity of the AAMI Stadium site to the West Lakes Shopping complex, with significant bus transit infrastructure already in place and located only 15km from the Adelaide CBD, makes this approach a natural progression."
However, Mr Rau said the proposed vision is constrained by the zoning that currently applies to the area, which includes Stadium Zone, Special Uses Zone and Industry Zone, and requires the introduction of the new Urban Core Zone to support mixed-use and higher density residential development.
The DPA also proposes the establishment of a Main Street Policy Area along Turner Drive to encourage its establishment as a community hub and activity node that complements the adjacent retail and centre activities.
Other proposed changes include new Overlay mapping to identify where development should provide affordable housing and areas where noise and air emission measures need to be adopted to reduce the impacts on sensitive development.
The DPA also introduces a new Concept Plan for the area to provide information on key elements, such as road access points, land use arrangement, density, open space, built form, future mass transit stops and stormwater detention.
"Due to its size and proximity to the Adelaide CBD and major transport routes, this is a strategic location and we encourage people to have a say in this vitally important area," Mr Rau said.
The public consultation period closes on 24 April 2013. More information on the draft West Lakes (AAMI Stadium Precinct) Development Plan Amendment is available from <http://www.sa.gov.au/planning/ministerialdpas>.