News & Discussion: Adelaide Urban Sprawl & Density
Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:15 pm
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The Council's DA Plan guides parcel sizes. You'd need to look it up.[Shuz] wrote:Cheers Wayno.
One thing that does concern me about these new zoning changes is the yellow parcels of land, which are those "semi-rural" housing estates. What's stooping landowners from subdividing to the bare minimum size of land parcels which effectively makes them urbanized?
Given this, is there any particular reason we consistently see discussion surrounding the extension if the Seaford line to Aldinga? Surely they should be talking about expansion of the Gawler line or spurs from same? As far as I remember there has been no serious discussion regarding any extensions to Gawler line.[Shuz] wrote:The southern suburbs sees very little change to the existing urban footprint now. Only Seaford Heights and a small bit of Aldinga set to expand.
[Shuz] wrote:The overwhelming bulk of the new greenfields growth in the next 100 years will be in the northern suburbs.
Yes it's a decade old post. However I'm very interested in seeing this map so does anyone have a link? The one here doesn't work anymore.sidler wrote:This might help to get an idea how large Adelaide's metropolitan area footprint is compared to other world cities.urban wrote:I heard a statistic several years ago that metropolitan Adelaide is the same size as singapore with 1/10th the population.
Adelaide in the middle
London top left
Berlin top right
Melbourne to the left of Adelaide
Calcutta to the right of Adelaide
Toronto and Rome to the right of Calcutta
Tokyo above adelaide
Sydney to right of Tokyo
Detroit bottom right
Moscow below adelaide
Mexico City below left of adelaide
Forgotton the others, someone else might be able to work it out
When you see it like this it really shows how inefficient we have been with our land use. Even compared to other Aust cities we are out of control
In my opinion the implementation of the urban growth boundary for Adelaide has been a great move.
What's vile is over crowded cities where the majority of people are forced to live in tiny apartments packed one on top of the other.arki wrote: Even just a quick look at Google Maps shows the vile extent of Melbourne's sprawl.
From: https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business ... d7df59eb41Follow Melbourne’s plan for vertical living say property leaders
“WE need another Kennett. Steven Marshall can be Adelaide’s Jeff Kennett,” say two South Australia property leaders.
Heavyweight institutional sales agents Paul Van Reesema and Alistair Mackie from Colliers International (SA) are adamant that the famous “Postcode 3000” initiative by the then Melbourne Premier that began the transformation of its CBD 25 years ago, has its place in Adelaide. And right now.
“SA is set up to take in a lot of people in a short space of time, urban rezoning has created opportunities for density,” Mr Mackie said.
“There are no shortage of development sites. It’s about making the most of our infrastructure, it’s about infill.”
“From Morphett St outwards, the CBD is one large site to be redeveloped,” Mr Van Reesema said with the Thebarton section of Port Rd, heading out of Adelaide, a prime example.
The 10 hectare Bowden complex, effectively a new suburb since the government bought it 10 years ago, points the way Mr van Reesema said.
“It was a TOD (transit-oriented development maximising residential, business and leisure space near public transport). They didn’t have a firm idea at the time or what a TOD might look like.”
Interstate interest in the current sale of the five hectare Coca-Cola bottling plant, on Port Rd has been enormous Mr van Reesema said the development potential close to the CBD a huge pull.
Close by, the 6000sq m former envelope maker ES Wigg site, is another development possibility.
The shift to high density living is no longer embryonic Mr van Reesema said.
“In 10 years time we will be seeing so much more multi level residences. It’s expensive to buy into the traditional SA way of thinking, $800,000 in Parkside now.”
Vertical integration is endorsed by Property Council (SA) executive director Daniel Gannon.
“Adelaide is undergoing a transformation to vertical living as South Australians trade in their verandas for balconies.
Boutique high quality medium density developments on the fringe of the CBD like Caroma in Norwood are enjoying strong uptake he said.
“The important thing for any housing market is diversity and choice for buyers. The State Government has put in place policies that focus on Adelaide growing up rather than growing out — it’s sought to end the urban sprawl and increase densification close to town.
Developer Michael Hickinbotham offers a counter argument. The government, he says, must ensure the supply of land continues to maintain housing affordability.
“If you look at where development is happening, Angle Vale is a hot zone after recent rezonings.”
“In our Two Wells Eden project, demand is very strong. We’re a year in and already sold 30 per cent of the blocks.
“What is interesting is that the first blocks to sell in every estate are the large ones. This is the great Australian dream — people want a return to the quarter acre block he said.
Tonsley Innovation District, at the former Mitsubishi car manufacturing plant in Adelaide’s southern suburbs, is in the vanguard of vertical development, garnering 20 major awards for excellence in design, landscaping, innovation and sustainability with more than 1400 people employed on site — more than when Mitsubishi ceased manufacturing cars on the site in 2008.
In February, developer Peet launched an 11 hectare, $26 million residential development for 1200 people in 850 homes.
I stopped reading there.“WE need another Kennett. Steven Marshall can be Adelaide’s Jeff Kennett,” say two South Australia property leaders.