Pierson Pty Ltd (Designated Entity) proposes a Code Amendment in relation to the land located at 25 Pierson Street, Lockleys (the Affected Area). The Affected Area is presently within the Employment Zone and contains the Westpac Mortgage Centre and the Lockleys Child Care and Early Learning Centre. The Designated Entity has a vision to establish a medium density residential development on the Affected Area. This vision necessitates the Affected Area being rezoned from the Employment Zone to an alternate and appropriate neighbourhood-type zone. The Urban Neighbourhood Zone has been identified as an appropriate zone for the purposes of the Code Amendment.
The rezoning will facilitate the redevelopment of the Affected Area from an intensive commercial use to a primarily medium density residential use with smaller low scale non-residential uses that provide services to support the local community. The future redevelopment of the site in this way will provide opportunities to significantly improve the amenity of the locality and pedestrian linkages to the River Torrens Linear Park, together with opportunities to reduce hard paved surfaces on the site, increase impervious surfaces and allow opportunities to provide public open space.
In addition, the proposed rezoning aligns with a number of relevant State Planning Policies in relation to integrated planning (including housing density, diversity and affordability), design quality, employment lands, strategic transport infrastructure (including opportunities for non-car dependent travel), natural hazards and water quality. It also aligns with a number of relevant policies within the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide. In particular, the Code Amendment correlates with the 30 Year Plan policies in respect to transit corridors, growth areas and activity centres, design quality, housing mix, affordability and competitiveness, health, wellbeing and inclusion, the economy and jobs and transport.