Residential Growth in Burnside - Stage 2 Consultation

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Consultation has concluded

Recently Council contacted you and asked you for your opinion on:

  • What types of residential growth are more acceptable to you?
  • Where should this growth occur?

Based on individual responses from the community and through our Facebook page, Council has developed a number of residential housing options which are presented in the Information section below. We are keen to get your feedback on which types of housing options you think are most acceptable in particular locations.

The bigger picture

In 2010, the State Government released ‘The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide’ which outlines targets for job creation and housing development to accommodate a projected population growth of 560,000 people by 2036.

The plan aims to increase the amount of houses built within the existing inner metropolitan area as opposed to the metropolitan fringe, from the current 50:50 split to a 70:30 ratio.

An overall target of 258,000 additional homes is proposed, of which 18,400 (approximately 7%) are envisaged in eastern Adelaide. The target for the City of Burnside is about 1,700 new homes or 56 per year for the next 30 years.

The opportunity to shape Burnside’s future

While required to meet State Government targets, the City of Burnside and its community can influence how these housing targets are achieved.

Currently, most of Burnside’s new housing is the result of a single allotment containing a single dwelling being subdivided into two allotments with a dwelling on each. This is commonly referred to as ‘two for one’ or ‘side by side’ development. This style of development can impact on streetscape amenity by increasing the number of driveways and cross-overs, and may reduce on-street parking spaces and street tree placement opportunities.

We need to decide if this is how we want the City of Burnside to continue to grow, or whether there are other types of housing that might be more suitable, taking into account the changing demographics and needs of our community. For instance, it is expected that single-person households will account for one-third of all household types in Greater Adelaide by 2036 due to the increasing number of people aged over 65.

We need to plan ahead now

To ensure a range of housing types are available for a variety of household formations, to meet the needs of both current residents who wish to continue living in our City, as well as new residents, we need to plan now. We want your feedback on which forms of housing you think are more acceptable and where these should be located. This brochure presents a range of housing options across a spectrum of less to more intense development.

Community feedback will assist Council in preparing a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) for housing diversity which will be subject to further community engagement.


Tell us what you think

Your views are important in assisting Council to determine where the focus of investigations should be in preparing a Development Amendment Plan (DPA) for housing diversity.

We would encourage you to complete the survey below by Thursday 17 April 2014. Alternatively, you can email us if you have any questions.

Attend a community workshop

Repeat workshops are being held at the Council Civic Centre, 401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore, on:

  • Monday 7 April 2014 from 7 pm – 9.30 pm
  • Wednesday 9 April 2014 from 11 am – 1.30 pm

Please RSVP to Council by Friday 4 April 2014.

Council has also engaged Harrison Research to conduct a random telephone survey of 400 residents and ratepayers of the City. You may wish to keep this brochure near your phone in case you are called, so you can view the housing options. The telephone survey will take the place of the citizens’ jury.

Outcomes of the engagement process will be reported to Council at their meeting in May 2014. They will also be posted on our website.


Recently Council contacted you and asked you for your opinion on:

  • What types of residential growth are more acceptable to you?
  • Where should this growth occur?

Based on individual responses from the community and through our Facebook page, Council has developed a number of residential housing options which are presented in the Information section below. We are keen to get your feedback on which types of housing options you think are most acceptable in particular locations.

The bigger picture

In 2010, the State Government released ‘The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide’ which outlines targets for job creation and housing development to accommodate a projected population growth of 560,000 people by 2036.

The plan aims to increase the amount of houses built within the existing inner metropolitan area as opposed to the metropolitan fringe, from the current 50:50 split to a 70:30 ratio.

An overall target of 258,000 additional homes is proposed, of which 18,400 (approximately 7%) are envisaged in eastern Adelaide. The target for the City of Burnside is about 1,700 new homes or 56 per year for the next 30 years.

The opportunity to shape Burnside’s future

While required to meet State Government targets, the City of Burnside and its community can influence how these housing targets are achieved.

Currently, most of Burnside’s new housing is the result of a single allotment containing a single dwelling being subdivided into two allotments with a dwelling on each. This is commonly referred to as ‘two for one’ or ‘side by side’ development. This style of development can impact on streetscape amenity by increasing the number of driveways and cross-overs, and may reduce on-street parking spaces and street tree placement opportunities.

We need to decide if this is how we want the City of Burnside to continue to grow, or whether there are other types of housing that might be more suitable, taking into account the changing demographics and needs of our community. For instance, it is expected that single-person households will account for one-third of all household types in Greater Adelaide by 2036 due to the increasing number of people aged over 65.

We need to plan ahead now

To ensure a range of housing types are available for a variety of household formations, to meet the needs of both current residents who wish to continue living in our City, as well as new residents, we need to plan now. We want your feedback on which forms of housing you think are more acceptable and where these should be located. This brochure presents a range of housing options across a spectrum of less to more intense development.

Community feedback will assist Council in preparing a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) for housing diversity which will be subject to further community engagement.


Tell us what you think

Your views are important in assisting Council to determine where the focus of investigations should be in preparing a Development Amendment Plan (DPA) for housing diversity.

We would encourage you to complete the survey below by Thursday 17 April 2014. Alternatively, you can email us if you have any questions.

Attend a community workshop

Repeat workshops are being held at the Council Civic Centre, 401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore, on:

  • Monday 7 April 2014 from 7 pm – 9.30 pm
  • Wednesday 9 April 2014 from 11 am – 1.30 pm

Please RSVP to Council by Friday 4 April 2014.

Council has also engaged Harrison Research to conduct a random telephone survey of 400 residents and ratepayers of the City. You may wish to keep this brochure near your phone in case you are called, so you can view the housing options. The telephone survey will take the place of the citizens’ jury.

Outcomes of the engagement process will be reported to Council at their meeting in May 2014. They will also be posted on our website.


Workshops

Consultation has concluded