the grand plan
The Bowden development is a placemaking project that sits within a broader policy and strategic context.
South Australia's Strategic Plan and the 30-year Plan for Greater Adelaide are the major policy and strategic drivers. Visit saplan.org.au for a full target review.
South Australia's Strategic Plan
South Australia's Strategic Plan (SASP) is a commitment to making this State the best it can be – prosperous, environmentally rich, culturally stimulating, offering its citizens every opportunity to live well and succeed. The plan expresses the States values; the targets reflect the priorities. The SASP sets six major objectives with a number of specific targets that the Bowden Project Master Plan will be expected to achieve. Read the SASP targets and objectives.
30-year Plan for Greater Adelaide
In June 2008 the Government of South Australia announced a comprehensive package of reforms to the South Australian planning system. The most critical element of the Government's reform package was a decision to prepare a new 30-year plan for Adelaide.
To help guide consultation on the Plan, the Government of South Australia released the Directions for creating a new Plan for Greater Adelaide which outlined the broad directions for Adelaide's growth and development. The Directions include major development around walkable communities.
Walkable communities are defined as 'vibrant and safe new local neighbourhoods offering a mix of high density, medium rise, high-quality housing located with employment, mass transit connections, services and recreational/ entertainment activities'. At the time, the Directions identified the Clipsal/Hindmarsh District Centre as one of 11 walkable communities across Metropolitan Adelaide.
The Plan includes regional targets for housing and population growth. It will project the number of houses needed to meet the needs of a growing and ageing population by region, and it will identify areas where housing growth will occur.
It also provides related targets for the number of jobs needed to support population growth and it identifies where those jobs may be located and where specific employment land should be set aside. It is expected that the Hindmarsh Clipsal/Hindmarsh District Centre will be designated as one of several areas in the Western Adelaide Region that will accommodate this growth.
Read more information on the 30-year Plan for Greater Adelaide.