Community engagement

Through Renewal SA’s urban renewal project, Our Port, the Government of South Australia has a vision to see more people living, working, investing and spending time in the Port. It’s a plan that is being embraced by local government, local business owners and residents alike. It will see the evolution of Port Adelaide from a historic shipping and industrial harbour to a contemporary urban area integrating history, enterprise and residential developments.

The future of Our Port is important. That is why we place a high value on consultation with our community. Ongoing engagement with the community will be vital in achieving the outcomes of the Port Adelaide Precinct Plan.

Previous consultations

The Precinct Plan builds on the extensive community consultation that had previously been conducted in Port Adelaide.

In October 2012, approximately 4,500 people attended an open day and shared their views and ideas on Our Port’s business district and waterfront. We have worked hard to try and ensure that the Precinct Plan reflects their comments.

On 11 September 2016, a Community Open Day was held for Port Adelaide locals to ask questions and gain a greater understanding on the progress of the Port Adelaide waterfront redevelopment. As part of the Port’s rejuvenation, an update on the Historic Ships and Boats Strategy and preliminary concept plans for the four residential precincts — Dock One, Port Approach (South), North West and Fletcher’s Slip — were featured. The community were also given the opportunity to view the displays in person for a couple more weeks and provide their thoughts through an online survey.

The Port Adelaide Steering Committee, comprised of community representatives, were key contributors to the development of the Precinct Plan. The State Government and Renewal SA would like to thank Peter Bicknell, Tony Kearney, Cath Duncan, Caren Siegfriedt, Michael O’Brien, John Ford and Bruce McFarlane for their contribution to Our Port’s Adelaide urban renewal.

Many of the actions required to implement the Precinct Plan need formal approval through a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) and require statutory consultation as part of the delivery process. The Port Adelaide Precinct Plan was used to inform amendments to the Port Adelaide Centre Renewal DPA which introduced a new policy framework and suitable instruments of development control to appropriately guide and facilitate future economic investment and development in Port Adelaide. The Port Adelaide Centre Renewal DPA was approved and the Port Adelaide Enfield Development Plan was formally amended on 9 April 2015.

View the City of Port Adelaide’s Development Plan here.