Growth plan will protect ‘food bowl’

First Virginia, now Angle Vale is next to benefit

ANGLE Vale is the next township on the list to benefit from the Playford Growth Areas Structure Plan, recently endorsed by the State Government.

The structure plan is a comprehensive plan for growth in the Playford area – the result of extensive consultation between the government, local councils and the community over a three-year period.

The plan maps out where housing, retail, commercial, industrial and community land will be located, as well as infrastructure and services in the area.

Minister for Planning, John Rau, can now approve the first rezonings in Virginia, which will provide up to 1100 new residential spaces while protecting the vital Virginia food bowl.

The next stage of the process is expected to contain the township of Angle Vale and the Playford North (Munno Para West and Downs) extension – once infrastructure agreements have been finalised. Light MP, Tony Piccolo,left, said the structure plan would help the area develop in a co-ordinated way.

“The areas near Gawler have been identified as a major growth region,” Mr Piccolo said.

“But it’s vitally important we ensure we get the zoning and infrastructure right so we can make this area as vibrant and sustainable a place to live as possible.

“This staged release online casino ensures land does not get rezoned unless the infrastructure agreements are in place.”

Mr Piccolo congratulated the hundreds of small landowners who have engaged in the process and acknowledged that the process had at times been difficult for them.

Renewal SA is continuing to lead the infrastructure negotiations and agreements for the next stages.

Mr Rau said when rezoned the plan would secure a total of 17 years residential land supply for Greater Metropolitan Adelaide and, with the approved rezoning of all parts of the Playford Urban Growth Areas, will add a further four years land supply for the region,” Mr Rau said.

“This meets the three key criteria for orderly greenfield rezoning. One, infrastructure agreements are in place off the back of a detailed structure plan. Two, rezoning is phased and orderly and maximises the efficient use of existing infrastructure. Three, the target of 15 years zoned land is secured.

“We have reinstated social infrastructure policies, protected the Virginia food bowl by providing for appropriate separation distances between farming land and residential development, and have allowed for horticultural activities to continue as the land develops for urban purposes,” he said.

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