Castle Plaza Activity Centre Development Plan Amendment

  • Edwardstown, South Australia
  • Vicinity Centres
  • 2009 - 2017

Jensen PLUS has worked with Vicinity Centres to facilitate the expansion of the Castle Plaza shopping centre and to maximise opportunities for a transit-oriented development on the former Hills Industries site at Edwardstown. The 16 hectare site is located adjacent to the Adelaide – Noarlunga rail corridor and South Road.

As a developer funded Development Plan Amendment (DPA), strong collaboration was required with the City of Marion to prepare the DPA and ensure support for the changes desired by the client. Similarly, the DPA had to achieve Council’s principal objective of creating an employment focussed precinct.

The DPA, through a Mixed Use Zone, will facilitate a compact, high density redevelopment of the site that maximises access to a future rail station. A safe and attractive public realm is promoted through high quality street infrastructure and public park. The DPA encourages vibrancy through activation of street and plaza frontages and the transition of Raglan Avenue to an ‘eat street’ creating an after hours hub of activity.

Key challenges of the site include managing the interface with industry and other noise sources, as well as maintaining traffic flows for South Road.