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Land and Development Monitoring

Monitoring residential and employment land use activities

Adequate and evenly distributed land supply is fundamental in ensuring the social and economic future of SA. Monitoring land supply and development activity today helps to increase housing accessibility and affordability tomorrow.

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Residential Land Development Monitor

The Residential Land Development Monitor provides summary information about activity levels for different stages of the land subdivision process in South Australia. The report includes key figures, charts and tables at local government, regional and state-wide levels on:

  • proposed allotments in land divisions
  • approved allotments in land divisions
  • completed allotments in land divisions
  • dwelling approvals

The Monitor is updated quarterly and replaces the six-monthly Residential Land Development Activity Report. It includes data dating back to mid 2007 and can be summarised at different levels of geography and by quarter, calendar or financial year.

Allotments created from land division applications can be viewed in the Location SA Map Viewer or downloaded as a spatial layer from Data.SA.

Residential broadhectare land supply

The Residential Broadhectare Land Supply report provides information about the amount, ownership and distribution of broadhectare land in residential zones of the Greater Adelaide region and selected rural townships.

The report monitors:

  • the level of supply
  • location and ownership of available broadhectare land in the Greater Adelaide region and selected rural townships
  • current land division applications
  • state government land for release
  • annual broadhectare consumption.

Residential broadhectare land can be viewed in the Location SA Map Viewer or downloaded as a spatial layer from Data.SA.


You can receive notification of the release of new reports by sending an email to

Residential demolition and resubdivision activity (minor infill)

Minor infill refers to sites less than 4,000minvolving the permanent removal of a dwelling (demolition), or resubdivision of a parcel to create an additional allotment/s with the original dwelling retained (resubdivision). It is estimated that minor infill represents around one-third of the total dwelling stock growth in metropolitan Adelaide each year.


Housing and employment land supply program

The housing and employment land supply program guides the effective management of land supply in South Australia for residential, commercial and industrial purposes.

The program report:

  • monitors the implementation of the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide
  • identifies the total amount of land needed and sets annual rolling targets to reflect changes in the market and changes to the rate of population growth
  • serves to ensure there is land capacity to meet annual housing and employment targets and the capacity is spread equitably across the region
  • helps infrastructure agencies with planning to ensure that infrastructure and urban development is effectively and efficiently coordinated
  • provides a spatial guide to local government to help align regional implementation strategies.

The report also identifies actions that state and local governments can take over a five-year period to implement planning policies and ensure that land supply meets demand and the necessary infrastructure can be provided.


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Page last modified Tuesday, 20 August 2019