Riverbank Precinct Code Amendment

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Have your say on the proposed rezoning of the Riverbank Precinct.

What's being decided?

We are progressing infrastructure initiatives of state significance in Adelaide’s Riverbank Precinct including the development of the proposed new Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

A review is proposed to ensure the current zoning and policy is appropriate and provides the strategic framework to guide future development. It is proposed to:

  • Rezone land west of the Royal Adelaide Hospital from the Adelaide Park Lands Zone to City Riverbank Zone (Health Subzone) to support the development of the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
  • Rezone land west of Montefiore Rd from Adelaide Park Lands Zone to City Riverbank Zone (Entertainment Subzone) and a portion of land already in City Riverbank Zone from Health Subzone to Entertainment Subzone. This will support the development of entertainment-related uses, such as an arena.
  • Rezone land from the Adelaide Park Lands Zone to City Riverbank Zone (Innovation Subzone) to more appropriately reflect the land use and form of the existing Adelaide Botanic High School and its curtilage.
  • Apply a new Riverbank Subzone in the Adelaide Park Lands Zone to the southern and northern side of the River Torrens between Kintore Avenue and the Torrens Weir to accommodate small-scale development such as cafes and shops (both on-water and off-water) that contributes to the activation of the riverfront, in a way that protects the open landscaped character and heritage values of Elder Park.
  • Update the ‘Concept Plan 85 – City Riverbank’ within the Innovation Subzone to retain the important open space link from Frome Road to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.
  • Make policy changes to support connections and linkages throughout the precinct.
  • Make policy changes to support development of high quality and amenity.

Individuals, businesses, organisations and communities interested in and/or affected by the proposed Code Amendment are invited to contribute in the process of preparing and finalising the Code Amendment.

Background

The Riverbank Precinct Code Amendment is consistent with the South Australian Government’s vision for the Riverbank, delivering a world-class health, sporting, educational and biomedical precinct with strong connections to the city centre and reinforcing North Terrace as a premier cultural boulevard.

The Code Amendment seeks to improve accessibility and connections into and within the area, improve built form outcomes, consider land use needs of the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and consider entertainment and complementary activities in the health/biomedical and entertainment precincts along the riverbank.

The Code Amendment seeks to rezone three areas immediately adjacent to the City Riverbank Zone - from Adelaide Park Lands Zone to the City Riverbank Zone and apply the Health Subzone, the Entertainment Subzone and the Innovation Subzone respectively.

You can read more about the background in the Engagement Plan and accompanying documents.

The Code Amendment is being led by the Chief Executive of the Attorney-General’s Department pursuant to section 73(2)(b) of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. Community consultation will help inform final recommendations to the Minister for Planning and Local Government prior to consideration whether to approve, amend or refuse the Code Amendment.

Get involved

Read more about the affected area and the proposed changes:

Have your say by:

Attention: Code Amendment Team
Planning and Land Use Services Division
Attorney-General’s Department
GPO Box 1815
Adelaide SA 5001

What are the next steps?

Your feedback will help inform final recommendations to the Minister for Planning and Local Government prior to consideration whether to approve, amend or refuse the Code Amendment.

An engagement report will be published once the consultation concludes.

Have your say on the proposed rezoning of the Riverbank Precinct.

What's being decided?

We are progressing infrastructure initiatives of state significance in Adelaide’s Riverbank Precinct including the development of the proposed new Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

A review is proposed to ensure the current zoning and policy is appropriate and provides the strategic framework to guide future development. It is proposed to:

  • Rezone land west of the Royal Adelaide Hospital from the Adelaide Park Lands Zone to City Riverbank Zone (Health Subzone) to support the development of the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
  • Rezone land west of Montefiore Rd from Adelaide Park Lands Zone to City Riverbank Zone (Entertainment Subzone) and a portion of land already in City Riverbank Zone from Health Subzone to Entertainment Subzone. This will support the development of entertainment-related uses, such as an arena.
  • Rezone land from the Adelaide Park Lands Zone to City Riverbank Zone (Innovation Subzone) to more appropriately reflect the land use and form of the existing Adelaide Botanic High School and its curtilage.
  • Apply a new Riverbank Subzone in the Adelaide Park Lands Zone to the southern and northern side of the River Torrens between Kintore Avenue and the Torrens Weir to accommodate small-scale development such as cafes and shops (both on-water and off-water) that contributes to the activation of the riverfront, in a way that protects the open landscaped character and heritage values of Elder Park.
  • Update the ‘Concept Plan 85 – City Riverbank’ within the Innovation Subzone to retain the important open space link from Frome Road to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.
  • Make policy changes to support connections and linkages throughout the precinct.
  • Make policy changes to support development of high quality and amenity.

Individuals, businesses, organisations and communities interested in and/or affected by the proposed Code Amendment are invited to contribute in the process of preparing and finalising the Code Amendment.

Background

The Riverbank Precinct Code Amendment is consistent with the South Australian Government’s vision for the Riverbank, delivering a world-class health, sporting, educational and biomedical precinct with strong connections to the city centre and reinforcing North Terrace as a premier cultural boulevard.

The Code Amendment seeks to improve accessibility and connections into and within the area, improve built form outcomes, consider land use needs of the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and consider entertainment and complementary activities in the health/biomedical and entertainment precincts along the riverbank.

The Code Amendment seeks to rezone three areas immediately adjacent to the City Riverbank Zone - from Adelaide Park Lands Zone to the City Riverbank Zone and apply the Health Subzone, the Entertainment Subzone and the Innovation Subzone respectively.

You can read more about the background in the Engagement Plan and accompanying documents.

The Code Amendment is being led by the Chief Executive of the Attorney-General’s Department pursuant to section 73(2)(b) of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. Community consultation will help inform final recommendations to the Minister for Planning and Local Government prior to consideration whether to approve, amend or refuse the Code Amendment.

Get involved

Read more about the affected area and the proposed changes:

Have your say by:

Attention: Code Amendment Team
Planning and Land Use Services Division
Attorney-General’s Department
GPO Box 1815
Adelaide SA 5001

What are the next steps?

Your feedback will help inform final recommendations to the Minister for Planning and Local Government prior to consideration whether to approve, amend or refuse the Code Amendment.

An engagement report will be published once the consultation concludes.

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Love the idea of redesigning the parklands, look at small European cities they manage development with green space

Micah about 23 hours ago

This looks like a balanced approach that uses the space in a consistent and beneficial way. The Riverbank should be utilized more to provide better amenities and living quality to all around.
Adelaide's CBD and the center of the state will only thrive if people want to be there and live there. The amenities outlined in the plan makes living in the vicinity more attractive, strengthening businesses and institutions around.

Flo 1 day ago

Every modern city with a riverbank has cafes and resturants with views back to the skyline (not the other way around). This should have been done back in the 70s or 80s, but better late than never. We could be the Paris of the south if we have the courage.

Chris Sta 2 days ago

The Adelaide Parklands are a very special part of our city, and none of it more so than the section to the north of North Terrace. It is special precisely because much of it is parkland. The proposal to rezone the land to allow built development can only degrade this magnificent asset.

Andrew M 2 days ago

Leave the Parklands alone, already there has been too much encroachment, bit by bit the government is eating away at the uniqueness of our city, are we going to become just another overdeveloped concrete jungle ?
What about fresh air, plants, animal and bird habitat ! Not to mention human friendly escape areas.

MJR 2 days ago

Stop eating away the Parklands piece by piece. Enough has been subsumed already. It is the open green space, the space for nature, in the heart of the city that makes Adelaide unique, not more shops and carparks. Colonel Light had the same battle with developers when he had the visionary idea to design the parklands in the first place. This amendment further betrays that vision. Pop up coffee carts and food and wine events by the river are fine and welcome, but not this proposed scale of development. There are several venues close to the river that already provide refreshments, we don't need more. The grab of green space for another entertainment centre and more car parking is particularly egregious.

Mike Ladd 3 days ago

I have strong reservations that the Parklands along the Torrens will be overtaken for commercial use and seriously impinge on the open spaces along the linear banks of The Torrens. We are a unique capital city that has such green spaces in the CBD. Leave them green. Coolness for our hot summers too.

Icare 3 days ago

If anything, the small amount of remaining green spaces and natural buffer to the river in the city which ensure its livability should be protected and increased. Especially if Adelaide is aiming to become a National Park City. Adelaide doesn't need to copy the other major cities by putting in entertainment right on the waterfront, which leaves the water itself as the only natural aesthetically beautiful dimension of the area, and which itself is currently unique becuse it is a green space within Adelaide city.

SCMF 3 days ago

The park lands need to be protected and not rezoned for development

James 3 days ago

Living on the 17th floor of a building on the South Bank of The Torrens, overlooking Pinky’s Flat, I look out on an important and valuable green space. The quiet stretch attracts many species of birdlife, including the pelicans which soar upwards overhead, circling upon the eddies of the Convention Centre rooves.
As a city dweller, I enjoy a daily circular walk from Zoo to Weir - the North Bank is a fresh, welcome break from the southern City side.
The pop up food trucks which accompany the annual Fringe entertainment, held in that section of The Torrens, seem to be ample vendors of refreshments.

One concerned and possibly affected City Dweller.

Mare Bear 3 days ago

I am distressed that the beautiful open space around the Riverbank is under threat. It is an unique feature of the city which belongs to ALL the people where everyone has free access regardless of their financial situation, culture, religion, status in life etc. To place buildings of a commercial interest there would be to desecrate what the founders of Adelaide reserved for all the people, and which has been treasured by successive generations. Once you alienate it from the people, they will never get it back. The Adelaide City Council and the SA Government have the responsibility to protect and care fore OUR heritage. It is not their space to use for the advantage of vested interests. There are other places here they can have their cafes and bars etc.

Joseph43 3 days ago

Think Christmas markets of Europe. Pinkies Flat would be perfect for an outdoor community gathering spot with some small cafes, bars, art and music. There just needs to be some effort in making it work for the natural environment and not against it.

Dan Mcbride Hellewell 3 days ago

Green space is NOT DEAD SPACE. It is green space which has been proved many many times over to provide relaxation and regeneration to human beings. To date we have lost a great deal of our green space to concrete. The more trees and green space the cooler will be our environment
Concrete, paving, roadways, increase the ambient temperatures. Green spaces and trees reduce the ambient temperature

Christobel 3 days ago

Green space is NOT DEAD SPACE. It is green space which has been proved many many times over to provide relaxation and regeneration to human beings. To date we have lost a great deal of our green space to concrete. The more trees and green space the cooler will be our environment
Concrete, paving, roadways, increase the ambient temperatures. Green spaces and trees reduce the ambient temperature

Christobel 3 days ago

Could you consider activating one side of the Torrens (the city side) while leaving the other side (oval side) as parklands? We don't need more cafes and shops, we do need more space to stroll and cycle and picnic under the trees. Once redevelopment starts there is no going back and it would be a shame to loose this green corridor through our city, connecting East to West.

Amy Underdown 3 days ago

Halleluiah- Finally an elected committee that is supposed to represent the Community is being made to listen to the people. I have tried 3 times to submit a proposal for a 5 Star, 2 Storey, Floating Restaurant, Cafe, Beer Garden on the Torrens only to be dismissed as not worthy of a reply. Up to 85 pax long term employment, some $1.5m proposed investment to not even get to Council for a hearing. Adelaide get moving and give the people what they want. There is plenty of Green Spaces and our proposal would not require one blade of grass to be removed. Signed "Frustrated""

Torrens Restaurant 3 days ago

I would love to see a number of bars, cafes and restaurants in the riverbank area utilizing our great climate and making the most of an otherwise dead space. Development does need to be sympathetic to the surroundings and limited in size in this area to keep the open nature of the area however.

beamer85 3 days ago

I’m a homeowner in the city and fully support the proposal to enhance the riverbank precinct with more dining/entertainment options. I often walk along the banks of the Torrens and think what a shame it’s such a ghost town when it could be a drawcard enticing more suburb dwellers to come and enjoy what the city has to offer. It will encourage them to engage with other city attractions, including the zoo, botanic gardens, art gallery etc. It will assist to grow Adelaide’s reputation as Australia’s most liveable city…one where you can actually have a drink, enjoy a meal riverside or go for an evening stroll….not one that you avoid after dark for fear of being mugged because there’s no one else around.

City Dweller 3 days ago

Please please do not allow any more building on our parklands. Understand that parklands are PARK LANDS. So much of our parklands are already under concrete or leased out to other entities. Please do not build any more building on the parkkands
We dont have to be like Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Perth
There is no reason or excuse to build on the parklands. The parklands is not open land to be built upon by commercial operations. Don't rezone the parklands. Don't build on them. Leave open spaces as open spaces and treasure them as open spaces.

Christobel 4 days ago

It seems to me that "they" are intent on emulating Melbourne's Southbank,where there is barely a green space to be seen. We can't and shouldn't emulate Melbourne. We should be the best that we can be as Adelaide. Our residents, workers and tourists all value the green uniqueness that is Adelaide. Some appropriate development, sure, but not what sounds like open slather for commercial interests. I used to work in the CBD and there was nothing better or more relaxing than being able to walk or jog through the green spaces along the river. Adelaide should be proud to be itself.

Nifty 4 days ago
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