Developer Sought for 60ha Sustainable Community


The South Australian government is searching for a “visionary” developer to help deliver a sustainable masterplanned 60ha residential community.

The greenfield site is one of the largest broadacre landholdings in Aldinga, 45km south of the Adelaide CBD.

Renewal SA said it was looking for an innovative development partner to deliver about 1000 low- to medium-density houses with a 7-Star or higher NatHERS rating.

It will accommodate about 2500 residents, with construction due to commence in 2023.

“The release-to-market of 60ha of greenfield land bound by Main South Road, Aldinga Beach Road, How Road and Quinliven Road represents a significant development opportunity that will support projected population growth in one of the fastest growing regions in the state,” McGees Property Adelaide director James Juers said.

“The development will need to respond to the existing character of Aldinga and encompass an attractive, climate-smart, low- to medium-density neighbourhood that favours open green spaces and connects seamlessly to surrounding residences, businesses, schools and parks.”

Renewal SA chief executive Chris Menz said Aldinga had been through a period of growth and was a thriving township with strong demand for housing supply.

“We are seeking an experienced development partner with the capability and vision to build on the existing amenity at Aldinga and support its long-term growth and prosperity,” he said.

“This new master-planned community will need to reflect Aldinga’s existing character, encompass exceptional sustainable design features and deliver a diverse range of housing types and price points to facilitate choice and affordability.”

Aldinga’s new birth-to-Year 12 school, Aldinga Payinthi College, will be at the centre of the major master-planned community development, which will be close to Port Willunga Beach, the McLaren Vale wine region and Aldinga’s town centre.

▲ Aldinga's new masterplanned community is in close proximity to historic Port Willunga Beach and will be home to 2500 new residents.
▲ Aldinga's new masterplanned community is in close to historic Port Willunga Beach and will be home to 2500 residents.

South Australia is enjoying a renaissance of sorts. The promise of new jobs, along with the 760ha green belt around Adelaide, is promoting population growth and the development and rezoning opportunities that come with it.

The state is about to be further propelled by massive defence deals including a $5.1-billion contract to upgrade naval destroyers from 2024 and controversial plans to build nuclear-powered submarines from 2026.

Renewal SA, the South Australian government’s urban development arm, is responsible for unlocking land for development and generating jobs and private investment in the property industry.

It engaged in consultation with the community at Aldinga to establish expectations around the nature of development on the greenfield site.

Renewal SA determined that the community would need to align with the South Australian Government Climate Change Action Plan and contribute meaningfully to the town’s long-term sustainability and prosperity.

The two-stage expressions of interest campaign will comprise a registration of interest, followed by a request for proposal for the 60-ha site.

According to marketing agent James Juers Renewal SA is seeking to develop a diverse range of housing types and price points to provide affordability and opportunities for people to age in place.

The registration of interest stage is open until November 30.

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