South Australia

SA Government approves second phase of Playford Urban Growth Areas DPA

THE South Australian Government last week announced that it has approved the second phase of the Playford Urban Growth Areas Development Plan Amendment (DPA), paving the way for further housing opportunities in Angle Vale and Playford North.

Planning Minister John Rau said the zoning changes are important for ensuring Adelaide retains sufficient land supply, whilst protecting key agricultural assets like the Virginia food bowl. He said the changes allow for a mix of residential and commercial development and the provision of key social services.

"This allows for up to 4,400 new homes and as many as 13,000 more residents at Angle Vale and up to 3,080 new homes and 8,300 more residents at Playford North over the next 20 to 30 years," Mr Rau said in a statement.

"This in conjunction with the areas recently rezoned at Virginia will increase greater Adelaide's broad hectare land supply by up to 3 years," the Minister said, referring to the December 2013 approval of the first stage of rezonings for the region, which provided up to 1,100 residential spaces around the Virginia township.

Mr Rau said the provision of infrastructure has been thoroughly investigated, with a number of deeds having been established to set out the responsibilities and associated costs.

The changes form part of the Playford Growth Project, which is a joint initiative of the State Government, Playford and Salisbury Councils, and align with The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide, according to the government.

More information about the Playford Growth Area Structure Plan and its associated DPAs is available from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website at <http://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/planning/playfordgrowth>. The DPAs are also available from <http://www.sa.gov.au/planning/ministerialdpas>.

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