A further 160 new homes are to be built in Adelaide’s north-eastern suburbs.
The State Government confirmed today it had given approval for the extension of the Lightsview Joint Venture between the government’s
urban renewal agency Renewal SA and publicly-listed company CIC Australia.
The expansion will encompass the majority of the adjoining former Ross Smith Secondary School site on Hampstead Road, Northfield.
The former secondary school was closed in 2011 and students moved to the Roma Mitchell Secondary College.
“The master plan for the approved expansion supports the continuing development of Lightsview,” Housing Minister Tom Koutsantonis said in a statement.
“The master plan will ensure a high-quality development that has been designed to integrate seamlessly with the surrounding areas.
“The additional homes will allow more South Australians to buy into an award-winning residential precinct.”
The master plan for the 11.27ha expansion provides 6.5ha for urban development, 3ha for public infrastructure (including the recently-completed East Parkway road extension, stormwater management and future open space) as well as 1.6ha for community facilities.
The plan also includes provision for a proposed disability housing complex to provide transitional support accommodation.
Lightsview Development Director Alan Miller said that the inclusion of the former school site was an important strategic achievement for the development and would guarantee that the quality and housing diversity being delivered elsewhere on the site would continue to its new
western boundary fronting Hampstead Road.
“For current and future residents, there is now certainty for the balance of the site and it will allow us to fully integrate existing parks, reserves, public transport and walking and cycling networks,” Mr Miller said.
About 900 allotments have been sold to date; eventually, about 2600 dwellings will be built across the project area for more than 5000
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