A $46 million development at Aldinga Beach would be the first of its kind in the region, if approved by the State Government
July 12, 20172:12pm
Am artist’s impression of the new retirement-living apartment complex proposed for Aldinga Beach. Image: supplied.
Southern Times Messenger
A MULTI-MILLION apartment complex, which would include a six-storey building and 70 retirement units, has been earmarked for Aldinga Beach.
Developer Winwest has applied to the State Government’s Development Assessment Commission to build four buildings at 135 Aldinga Beach Rd.
Three of the buildings in the $46.8 million development, called Latitude, would be four storeys high and the other six storeys high.
They would each have shops and consulting rooms on the ground floor, retirement units and apartments above and basement carparking, and be across from the Aldinga Beach Shopping Centre.
Winwest spokesman Nathan Paine said the development was a “crucial and significant” opportunity for the region.
“This is meeting the needs of the community by allowing those that need retirement living to continue to do so in their community, near their families,” Mr Paine said.
Mr Paine said it would help ensure Aldinga had a “bright and sustainable future”.
“It is expected that the project will generate about 120 direct construction jobs and about 48 ongoing jobs in the retirement, serviced apartments, retail and consulting rooms,” he said.
Aldinga Bay Residents Association Kevin Hutton expected it would be of concern to residents.
“If they don’t even like telephone towers, I don’t think they’re going to like multi-storey buildings,” Mr Hutton said.
Onkaparinga Council’s city services director Alison Hancock said the area earmarked for the development was zoned to allow for buildings up to three storeys high.
She said if approved, it would be the first development of its kind in the region, dwarfing the area’s tallest building, believed to be about 10 metres high. The Development Assessment Commission is considering the plan, before releasing it for public consultation.
Meanwhile, the council has removed nine areas from its medium density policy, including Flagstaff Hill, Happy Valley and Woodcroft, following public feedback.
Minimum block sizes, more off-street parking and increased front and rear building setbacks have also been introduced in these areas, as part of the council’s proposed changes.
The medium density policy, which is aimed at encouraging more residents to live in certain areas by offering smaller properties, is now centred around the council’s seven “major activity centres”, including the Aberfoyle Park and Seaford district centres.
The proposed changes came into interim effect on May 30, but residents can have their say until July 26.
Visit onkaparingacity.com for more information.