The Minister today announced a change in direction with his program of Development Plan Amendments. He announced a new DPA to focus on specific sites.
In making the announcement he acknowledged difficulties with the Corridor DPA’s. He recognises too the redevelopment along the corridors may be a future thing rather than an early or soon thing. This means those incomplete or not commenced Corridor DPA’s will be put on hold.
The Minister is aware that there are sites that are ready to be redeveloped sooner rather than later. They have been identified too as being good opportunities for incorporating the other DPA he announced today, “the Inner & Middle Metropolitan Corridor (Design) Development Plan Amendment”.
He is focused therefore on a new DPA to focus on specific sites that provide the opportunity for early redevelopment.
Twelve sites in all have been identified. Six of these are in the City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters. There are two in our neighbour, the City of West Torrens
For Unley this focus is on the following four sites:
- 12-16 Glen Osmond Road (The Cappo seafood site)
- 301-305 Unley Road Malvern (between Cheltenham & Winchester Street)
- 10 Anzac Highway (The Le Cornu site)
- 22-28 Anzac Highway, Everard Park (between KFC and Solver)
All 4 sites could be considered a catalyst site. A site where development might occur sooner rather than later.
Both DPA’s are open for public consultation as of tomorrow. Submissions are required by 25 July. A public information session has been set for City of Unley participants on 22 June between 4.00 pm and 6.30 pm. It will be held at the Latvian Hall, 4 Clark Street Wayville.
I encourage all who have shown an interest in the recent series of DPA’s to take the opportunity to look at this one, and take part in the consultation.