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Development & Infrastructure

Strategic Planning

Industrial Land Study 

The City of Charles Sturt has around 560 hectares of Industry zoned land in 22 separate precincts, scattered across much of the Council area.

A study has been undertaken to develop a strategic framework for the future development of the industrial areas in the City.

The study involved a comprehensive review of industrial land across the Council area, addressing the continuing strategic relevance of the current industrial zones and recommending change where appropriate. The study was complete in April 2008.

For more details contact Kym Wundersitz, Team Leader Development Policy on 8408 1179.

Industrial Land Use Study - Report  (8173 kb)

Employment Revitalisation Plan

Following completion of the City’s Industrial Land Study, a further study was undertaken to develop a strategic framework of the City’s Prime Industrial Precincts to improve employment growth. 

Opportunities for the future development of industrial areas included the investigation of Development Plan policy amendments, identifying critical infrastructure requirements and developing an economic development strategy. The study was endorsed by Council in July 2012.

For more details contact Jim Gronthos, Senior Policy Planner on 8408 1265.

Employment Revitalisation Plan (24203 kb)

Appendices for Employment Revitalisation Plan (13540 kb)

Inner West Precinct Urban Design Place Making Framework

The project was commenced by Council to examine place making and integration opportunities in the study area defined by the suburbs of Bowden, Brompton, Hindmarsh, Ovingham and Ridleyton that surround the State Government’s Bowden development. 

The draft Framework was also undertaken to implement the outcomes promoted through the 5000+ initiatives which was an Integrated Design Strategy led by the Integrated Design Commission (IDC) for inner Adelaide of which the City of Charles Sturt was involved as a partner with other councils.

The Framework incorporates an implementation plan to develop the study area in a manner that can build on the history, culture and stories of the people who live and work there. This will be achieved by continuing to create active places and spaces in this area for the community to live and work.  The Framework was endorsed by Council in February 2013.

For more details contact Jim Gronthos, Senior Policy Planner on 8408 1265.

Inner West Precinct Urban Design Place Making Framework (15429 kb)

Residential Growth Strategy and Character Study

The purpose of the Residential Growth Strategy and Character Study was to undertake a strategic review of residential land within the city to identify where increased residential development and regeneration could occur in the context of the State Government's 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide.

Residential character was reviewed to document the character elements of growth areas. The study has reviewed if change is required to existing zones and policy areas and has also reviewed a number of existing residential design standards. The study was complete in May 2011.

Residential Growth and Character Study (7687 kb)

For more details contact Kym Wundersitz, Team Leader Development Policy on 8408 1179.

Residential Streetscape Analysis Study

In March 2013 the Charles Sturt Residential Streetscape Study was started. The primary purpose of the study is to examine Council’s residential areas (excluding the existing Historic Conservation Areas) and provide a strong rationale, based on extensive analysis and quantifiable data, for the potential inclusion in a ‘streetscape’ zone or policy area in the Development Plan.

This information will inform the preparation of a subsequent Development Plan Amendment (DPA) by the Council, which will include Desired Character Statements and policies to ensure the enhancement of these areas and encourage contextual development.

For more details contact John Tagliaferri, Senior Policy Planner on  8408 1827.

Planning for Social Infrastructure in Major Urban Infill Developments Research

In 2011, Charles Sturt Council managed a project funded by the Local Government Research and Development fund that investigated ‘Planning Social Infrastructure and Community Services for Urban Growth Areas’. The research utilised the following commonly held definition of Social Infrastructure.

Social Infrastructure

This piece of work also produced a comprehensive suite of documents that

  • examine national and international literature on urban infill development with a focus on community development and community service provision
  • identify case studies that provide examples of best practice
  • develop a set of principles and a service planning model and
  • provide a practical implementation guide.

Planning Social Infrastructure and Community Services for Urban Growth Areas - Feburary 2012 (1296 kb)

Planning Social Infrastructure and Community Services for Urban Growth Areas - Service - November 2011 (3526 kb)

Planning Social Infrastructure and Community Services for Urban Growth Areas - Case Studies - 27 May 2011 (9861 kb)

Planning Social Infrastructre and Community Services - Elton Consulting Theme Document - 18 May 2011 (1275 kb)

For more details contact Carolyn Mader, Community Development Coordinator - Projects on 8408 1379.

Best Practice in Open Space Higher Density Development Projects - Final Documents

Best Practice Open Space in Higher Denisty Developments - Case Studies (pink) - 22 June 2012 - FINAL(8)(11211 kb)  Best Practice Open Space in Higher Denisty Developments - Planning for Charles Sturt (grey) - 22 June 2012 - FINAL(39323 kb)

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