The State Government will partner with the private sector to transform land at Glenside into a diverse, thriving community.
Planning Minister John Rau said the State Government would seek community input to develop a shared vision for the 17.1 hectare site.
“The land at Glenside represents a unique and important opportunity of significant scale,” he said.
“This land is within 2km of the CBD and could accommodate between 800 and 1000 homes with the ultimate density determined by the master planning process with input from the community.
“Development on the site must respond to both the site’s character and its many locational advantages, and be done in consultation with the community.”
Renewal SA will be seeking a private sector partner by expression of interest in early 2015.
“This partnership will plan and deliver a high quality mixed use development at Glenside that respects the site’s heritage and environmental features.
“This is a great opportunity to create a diverse and innovative medium to high density community that showcases integration of a range of uses such as residential, shops and offices and high quality public spaces.
“We will begin with an Open Day in February when the community will have the opportunity to explore the site and provide input into the working vision for the site.”
Once a private sector partner is chosen, Renewal SA and the development partner will develop a master plan for the site. This will provide further opportunities for community input.
The redevelopment of the 17.1 hectare site will be delivered over a number of years, with master planning during the second half of 2015 and site works likely to begin in 2016.
Heritage buildings, including The Elms and former laundry on the site, will be retained.
Source: News Release, Deputy Premier John Rau, 26 December, 2014