Submission to Greater Adelaide Regional Plan Discussion Paper

We appreciate that household formation rate, as well as population growth, impacts on demand for new housing. However, community concern over population growth cannot forever be swept under the carpet. The forecasted need for an extra 300,000 dwellings in the Greater Adelaide region over the next 30 years demonstrates a need for a major increase in our current housing stock. Extra housing will be traded off against residential amenity, the natural environment, open space, agricultural land and the tourism attractions of this State.

Greater Adelaide Regional Plan Discussion Paper

A discussion paper was put out by the State Planning Commission to canvas options on where land could be provided to accommodate an estimated 300,000 new dwellings in Greater Adelaide over the next 30 years.
The estimate for new housing needed is based on a population growth projection of 670,000 by 2051.
The paper suggests that new dwellings should be built in existing suburbs with some residential development on greenfield sites on the urban fringes and some in satellite cities (such as Victor Harbor and Murray Bridge).

Urban Forest Interim Report

State Parliament’s Environment Resources and Development Committee has been looking into the state of Adelaide’s tree canopy in the context of the concerns about the effect of residential subdivisions, urban infill and higher density living on the declining tree canopy in metropolitan Adelaide.

A Conservation Council report estimates that 75,000 trees a year are being lost from Greater Adelaide. A 2018 study estimated that 23% of metro Adelaide is covered by trees, with 52% being on private land, 26% on State government land and 11% on local government land.

Newsletter - August 2023

This newsletter contains the following items:

  • Proposed 40km/h Speed limit in residential streets of Marden, Royston Park, Joslin, St Peters, College Park and Hackney
  • Open Space, Playgrounds & Recreation Strategy
  • Council Budget 2023-24
  • Traffic Matters
  • Ultra Tune LED Advertising Sky Sign
  • Hackney Hotel Botaniq Redevelopment
  • Norwood Ambulance Station
  • Vale James Douglas Everett – A History Treasure

Ultra Tune LED Advertising Sign Submission

SPRA have submitted a response to the Ultra Tune Advertising Sign Application recommending that approval for the proposed Advertising Hoarding should be refused by the Council Assessment Panel (CAP) as it fails to satisfy the important criteria in the Planning & Design Code, because the billboard:

  • is not compatible nor integrated
  • presents an unreasonable distraction
  • impacts on adjoining residential uses
  • advertising in third-party in nature