THE South Australian Government last week announced the release of the preliminary master plan for the Glenside development, which is being developed by Renewal SA in partnership with Cedar Woods Properties Limited as the preferred proponent for the Glenside site.
Deputy Premier John Rau said the release of the preliminary Glenside master plan marks a major milestone in the development of the Glenside site.
"Providing feedback on the draft master plan is one in a series of opportunities for the local community to be involved in planning the future of Glenside," Mr Rau said.
"Renewal SA and Cedar Woods will further shape the master plan over the next few months based on the previous consultation and additional feedback from the community.
"We encourage the community to take the time to view the master plan and provide feedback through the public display or online."
According to the government, key features of the preliminary master plan include:
- About five hectares, or 30 per cent of the total area, will be designated for open space and stormwater detention;
- Hundreds of new trees will be planted;
- The Elms building forecourt will become a focal point, providing a recreation area for the public to relax and enjoy the heritage buildings;
- Heritage buildings will be adaptively reused as residential homes and/or services such as a café or childcare facility;
- A range of housing types with lower heights near neighbouring properties; and
- New cycling and pedestrian paths.
Cedar Woods was selected as preferred proponent by Renewal SA in September. As part of the sale process for the 16 hectare Glenside site, Cedar Woods, in partnership with Renewal SA, will consult with the community on the preliminary master plan and then formulate a revised master plan.
In preparing the preliminary master plan, Cedar Woods responded to Renewal SA's brief which incorporated the key themes raised by the initial community consultation held in February 2015. Themes included open space and trees, community spaces and recreation, heritage buildings, housing diversity and traffic management.
Cedar Woods' Development Director, Patrick Archer, said Cedar Woods had developed the preliminary master plan based closely on feedback from Renewal SA's previous community consultation in February 2015.
"The community will find that trees, open space, sustainability and the heritage buildings are strong features of the preliminary master plan along with housing diversity. We're keen to show our preliminary master plan to the community and get further feedback to help us refine and enhance the plan," Mr Archer said.
The master plan will form the basis of a Ministerial Development Plan Amendment to make provision for the future development.
The site is expected to accommodate up to 1,000 homes as part of a medium to high density development with a likely mix of detached houses, apartments and townhouses.
All heritage buildings will be retained. Proposed building areas and road reserves have been carefully located to ensure almost all of the significant and regulated trees are preserved.