South Australia TOD Case Studies

01 Aug 2009
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The Property Council in South Australia has successfully lobbied Government to deliver Transit Oriented Development as part of its new Plan for Greater Adelaide.

As our population booms and our defence and resources sector pick up speed, we need to ensure that we have the right policies in place to provide places for people to live, work and play. This will involve both urban infill and urban expansion.

In May, 2009 the Property Council joined the State Government and 20 industry representatives to visit TOD sites across North America and Europe. This was a valuable trip and much of the lessons learnt are now being put into practice on the Clipsal Bowden Redevelopment.


The Plan for Greater Adelaide at a Glance

The Plan will result in two fundamental changes to Greater Adelaide’s planning: we will create a new urban form and we will build Australia’s most competitive and efficient planning system.

Urban form is the way neighbourboods and communities are organised, including the location of housing, jobs and services.

During the next 30 years we are planning for:

  • steady population growth of 560,000 people
  • the construction of 258,000 additional homes
  • economic growth of $127.7 billion
  • the creation of 282,000 additional jobs
  • record infrastructure investment of $11.4 billion over four years from 2009–2010, with a focus on major transport projects including the electrification and modernisation of our existing rail system, as well as the Noarlunga to Seaford rail extension, western tram extension and O-Bahn extension.

Click here to download the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide

30 year plan for greater adelaide government relationship table


SA Case Study Documents

These documents were gathered during and in the lead up to the South Australian Government-led Transit-Oriented Development tour.


 These documents suggest the key guiding principles as to how TODs will be adopted in South Australia:


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