Port Adelaide master plan identifies more than $1 billion in investment

Kerri McGrath   |   July 13, 2016

The Port Adelaide master plan has been released and identifies potential investment in the Port of more than $1b in investment.  

The developments are planned to take up 23ha of the 40ha of land the government put on the market in May last year and include Dock One, Port Approach (South), North West, Fletcher's Slip and Cruikshank's Corner. 

The proposal identifies the potential for more than 350 construction jobs a year and up to 2,000 ongoing jobs. The maximum building height across all precincts will be five storeys, with the exception of the existing seven-storey former Marine and Harbours building which will be retained. 

Government land sale agency, Renewal SA, will work with the two residential developers, Starfish Development and York Civil, and the local community to develop two master plans over the next six months, which will be presented to the Government for consideration. An artist's impressions of the Port Adelaide waterfront development by Starfish Developments.

An artist's impressions of the Port Adelaide Dock One waterfront development. An artist's impressions of the Port Adelaide Dock One waterfront development. Source: Adelaide Now

1. Dock One

Dock One is the first stage of Starfish Developments' project in the east of the inner harbour.

The development includes 280 homes, predominantly two and three-bedroom townhouses, and spans 3.58ha.

The former Marine and Harbours building will be refurbished and will feature 36 homes, small offices and shops, a community garden and observation deck with an outdoor cinema.  

2. Port Approach (South)

Port Approach (South) is stage two of Starfish Developments' projectin the east of the inner harbour.

The 4.95ha site will include 480 homes, with 20% to be affordable housing as well as a central public park and a dockside piazza for community events.

3. North West and Fletcher's Slip

The North West and Fletcher's Slip projects will be developed by Cedar Woods.

North West spans 12.6ha and includes 500 homes, two-thirds of which will be two-four storey townhouses and more than 15% will be affordable housing.

Cedar Woods' development includes a public promenade, park and plaza as well as the refurbishment and re-use of the heritage buildings in Fletcher's Slip. The precincts include more than 1km of river frontage. 

Fletcher's slip and buried slip will be retained with a new shared path and interpretative trail and improvements will be made to the existing boat slip at the north-western corner of the wharf.

4. Cruikshank's Corner

Cruikshank's Corner includes the refurbishment of the vacant former Department of Primary Industries and Regions, South Australia building which spans 8,000sqm.

The developer, York Civil, is set to commence building this year. Part of the project involves improving surrounds with new landscaping and car parking.

York Civil is also building a five-story building within four years, which the company will use as its national headquarters for up to 500 people. 

These developments follow a number of initiatives by the government to revitalise the Port including:

  • Moving 500 public servants to work in the Port in a new commercial building
  • Development of the Hart’s Mill precinct and playground
  • Refurbishment of the Flour Shed space at Hart’s Mill for community and exhibition use
  • New car parking and street upgrades to St. Vincent Street and Commercial Road
  • Façade upgrades of historical buildings including the Waterside Workers Hall, the Visitor Information Centre and Customs House
  • Restoration of the Birkenhead Bridge
  • A new cycling and walking loop path around Inner Harbour
  • A new beach at Cruikshank’s Corner
  • New ‘pocket parks’ around the Inner Harbour
  • Assisting new businesses start in existing buildings with discounted rent
  • The purchase of Incitec Pivot site and moving fertiliser storage out of the Port
  • An investment to preserve the tall ships including the One and All and the Falie
  • Supporting the Laneway and Wonderwall festival
  • The $25m construction of the Quest apartments building
  • The $50b Future Submarines contract.

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Source: SA GovernmentAdelaide Now
Kerri McGrath
Kerri is a content specialist with Felix (formerly PlantMiner) and the first point of contact for the company. Her hobbies include breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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