South Australia has over 1.5 million people, living in cities, suburbs, regions and rural communities. The needs of our population are changing and South Australia’s housing supply is moving with the times.
Planning for future growth and instilling design quality practices in all we do allows us to offer a wider range of living options to suit the lifestyles of all South Australians. This requires encouraging alternative housing types beyond our plentiful supply of detached houses and multi-storey apartments.
For example, providing a range of housing options such as ‘next generation granny flats’, row terraces and laneway housing, will give older people more opportunities to ‘age in place’ and give young people the chance to get their foot on the housing ladder. In addition, as the number of single and two person households continues to rise and a greater percentage of the state’s workforce commutes across or into Greater Adelaide, it makes sense to focus new housing in areas close to existing and new high quality public transport infrastructure.
How are we achieving our vision?
Have your say on current planning initiatives by visiting Engagement and Consultation.
Why is this important?
These snapshots help explain the South Australian context driving this vision. See more at Snapshot SA.