Port residents invited to community open day

People living in and around Port Adelaide are invited to a community open day in September to learn about and comment on the progress of the next stages of Port Adelaide’s rejuvenation in accordance with the Port Adelaide Precinct Plan.

In July, the State Government announced Port Adelaide was to be transformed with more than $280 million of new private developments planned for the Inner Harbour, expected to support 250 jobs.

The open day will provide an update on the proposed development of nearly 23 hectares of waterfront land which is set to further transform the historic maritime precinct into a thriving residential, commercial and tourist destination.

Preliminary concept plans for the four residential precincts will be featured at the open day.

There will also be updates on key infrastructure and activation works, such as Hart’s Mill and building upgrades, and events like St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and Wonderwalls Festival, as well as future plans for events and development works.

As part of the Port’s rejuvenation, there will also be information about the Historic Ships and Boats Strategy which aims to create a coordinated approach to these unique maritime tourism offerings for Port Adelaide as a whole.

The Port Adelaide Precinct Plan was the result of a Development Plan Amendment in 2015. The next stages of changes to the Development Plan are planned for later in 2017.

In addition to the open day, the community will have three weeks from September 11 to October 2 to provide feedback through an online survey or view the display at 1/74 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide on Tuesdays and Thursdays (10am – 2pm).

Feedback will be used to inform the ongoing rejuvenation of Port Adelaide including the maritime strategy and development plans in the coming months, which will be presented to the State Government for consideration.


The State Government has been engaging the community about how the Port should be rejuvenated ensuring new development is complementary to the unique maritime heritage of the Port.

Preliminary concept plans from Starfish Developments and Cedar Woods were released last month showing the nature and early designs of the proposed developments which were identified through an expressions of interest conducted by Renewal SA.

The proposals include nearly 1300 homes across four precincts including:

  • 760 homes at Dock 1 and Port Approach (South) in the east of the inner harbour, to be developed by Starfish Developments, and
  • 500 homes in the North West and Fletcher’s Slip precincts in the west and north of the inner harbour to be developed by Cedar Woods.

The Port Adelaide community open day will be held on Sunday 11 September, 9am – 2pm at the Flour Shed, Mundy Street, Port Adelaide.

People will also be able see the preliminary concept plans on display and provide feedback at 1/74 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide on Tuesdays and Thursdays (10am – 2pm) from Tuesday, 13 September to Thursday, 29 September.

The preliminary concept plans and online survey will also be available from 11 September to 2 October on the Our Port website.

Quotes attributable to Renewal SA Chief Executive John Hanlon

The Port is a unique part of South Australia and this is a unique opportunity to shape the future of this important historical precinct.

The proposed developments combine waterfront land with 180 years of distinctive maritime history and historic buildings, in line with the shared vision for the area’s future which was developed with the community into the Port Adelaide Precinct Plan.

The community open day is the culmination of more than four years of public engagement, and it’s great to now be able to go back to the community to seek feedback on the progress achieved and preliminary concept plans for the future development works in the inner harbour.

The renewal of Port Adelaide will deliver on the community’s vision to have more people living, working, investing and spending time in the Port.