The Port Adelaide Regional Centre is recognised as a key location and destination in the strategic plans of the Port Adelaide Enfield Council and the State Government.
The State Government’s 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide recognises the area as a high-level regional centre and focal point for significant future investment by the public and private sector.
Council places a high priority on the Port Adelaide Centre, which will be characterised by a variety of quality retail, tourist, commercial, and residential development. To help realise this, substantial increases in the residential and business population will be required.
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield has ongoing area improvement projects that it continues to deliver, such as the recent upgrade of Dale Street. Over the last few years, Council has also partnered with Renewal SA (the State Government’s development agency) to deliver a range of infrastructure improvements, building upgrades, place-making projects and events.
Completed and current projects include:
- Installation of a new public toilet near Wharf No. 1;
- Upgrade of the Lipson Street streetscape in the vicinity of the SA Maritime Museum, including footpath upgrades and shaded areas;
- Local and international events such as the Winterfest, Wonder Walls Festival, Port Festival, Fringe Festival, and Tour Down Under (Stage 1, January 2018);
- Upgrades of footpaths and car parking in Church Street adjacent to the Coles car park.
The OurPort project has proven to be a significant catalyst for building confidence and attracting new investment to the centre, including SA Government Office Accommodation on Nile Street, Starfish Dock No. 1 Development, and Cedar Wood - redevelopment of the North West and Fletcher’s Slip precincts of Port Adelaide’s inner harbour.
Announcements of major developments projects such as Port Canal Shopping Centre Redevelopment and Aldi Retail Store in Port Adelaide Centre will bring economic development and employment opportunities to the historic centre.
The Port Adelaide Centre Renewal (Part 2) Development Plan Amendment has recently been approved by the Minister for Planning, which has introduced planning policies to support the revitalisation of Port Adelaide Centre, and help create a more vibrant and prosperous Port community. The changes introduce new and updated planning policies within the Regional Centre Zone and re-zone some land within the previous Industry Zone.