Adelaide's real estate market earmarked for over 1,000 new homes
Adelaide’s suburbs will soon see over 1,000 new homes go up following rezoning. Image: Canva.
  • Code amendments were made for West Lakes, Hillier Park, and O'Sullivan Beach.
  • New homes will address all sectors of the market, from affordable to high-end, first home buyer to retiree.
  • The decisions were made following community consultation and feedback.

The Adelaide housing market is set to see over 1,000 new homes across the city’s north, south, and west, as the Government approves code amendments for developments at West Lakes (489 allotments), Hillier Park (400 allotments), and O’Sullivan Beach (114 allotments).

“We’ve made it clear that investing in health and housing are priorities for this Government,” said South Australian Premier, Peter Malinauskas.

“These rezonings will allow for an additional thousand homes for South Australians, which we know are desperately needed.

“This builds upon our plan for A Better Housing Future which is delivering the largest land release in the state’s history, and the abolition of stamp duty for eligible first home buyers.”

Minister Nick Champion said the Government listened to community feedback when assessing the code amendments, and believes the new zoning will strike a balance between the public’s expectations and the need for development.

“It’s important these applications have highlighted a need for considered design, with more open space to be integrated into the residential areas,” said Minister Champion.

“These three rezonings are another example of this Government pulling every lever at its disposal to tackle the housing crisis head on and bring critical supply to address the insatiable demand in our State.”

Vice President of the Urban Development Institute of Australia SA (UDIA SA), Richard Dwyer, said: “Greater Adelaide has an acute need for zoned land that is supported by key infrastructure, including drinking water and sewer connections to ensure we can build the houses we need to meet current market demand.

“This announcement provides a range of opportunities in terms of both location and the type of development and this provides all important choice to homebuyers.

“Whether it is medium density infill, affordable housing for seniors, or lower density development we know there is tremendous demand in Greater Adelaide and we need all of it.”

The rezoning will be applicable to the full spectrum of options, from affordable to high-end housing, from first home buyers through to retirees.

West Lakes rezoning

Unlocking 19.8 hectares of land and creating 489 new homes, the area includes Frederick Road to the east, Lochside Drive to the south, Lakeview Avenue to the west and Waterfront Zone to the north. The western suburbs infill site has been vacant since the SA Water Wastewater Treatment Plant was decommissioned in 2004.

The area will see two to four storey medium density housing and commercial development, along with 20% public, open space, with improved access to the waterfront area.

Furthermore, the development in West Lakes has been reduced to a maximum height of four storeys, from five storeys, following community consultation.

Hillier Park rezoning

Adjacent to the Hillier Residential Park, the rezoning will provide new affordable housing opportunities on the edge of the Gawler Township.

The rezoning unlocks 23.1 hectares of land at 52 and 66 Hillier Road, Hillier Park, creating a new Residential Park with affordable over 50’s living, increased open space with potential for a wetland feature, along with rezoning rural zone to residential park zone.

O’Sullivan Beach rezoning

Vacant land in the area will be unlocked to create low to medium density housing, with a new noise barrier to reduce the impact to the area from nearby industry.

Six hectares of land at 36 to 70 Gumeracha Road and 64 Baden Terrace will be made available along with rezoning strategic employment zone to general neighbourhood zone.

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