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Murray Bridge could accommodate 8000 homes in 30 years: report
A discussion paper about the South Australian government’s plans for Greater Adelaide describes Murray Bridge as a satellite city, poised for growth.
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Murray Bridge is poised to become a focal point of South Australia’s population growth over the next 30 years, according to a discussion paper published on Monday.
The state government’s Greater Adelaide regional plan projects that 670,000 people will need to move into Adelaide and its surrounds by 2051.
Under the plan, Murray Bridge would become an important satellite city, accommodating up to 8000 new homes and doubling in population size.
That would mean building almost 300 new homes per year, up from the 178 that were approved for development last year.
It could also mean taking over more farmland for housing.
Like today, Murray Bridge would offer “a broad range of local jobs, services and amenities”, plus relatively affordable housing and a more relaxed lifestyle; but would retain its own identity and history.
Industrial land at Monarto would also plan an important role in the future growth of the Murraylands and Adelaide Hills.
Interested locals will be able to find out more about the plan at an information session at the Murray Bridge council office on September 28.
State Planning Minister Nick Champion encouraged residents to give feedback on the plan over the next 12 weeks.
“While the government seeks to tackle the immediate challenges of the housing crisis head-on, longer-term strategic planning needs to occur,” he said.
“The work undertaken and feedback provided throughout this discussion paper will truly shape our state for the next generations.”
State Planning Commission chair Craig Holden said future generations were relying on us to make responsible, equitable and economically sound decisions about the future shape of our communities.
“This is about future-proofing our planning system and its ability to adapt to change,” he said.
Register for the Murray Bridge information session: www.eventbrite.com.au.
More information, have your say: Visit yoursay.sa.gov.au/greater-adelaide-discussion-paper and fill in the survey, or drop a pin on the interactive map, before 5pm on November 6. Alternatively, you can fill in an online form at plan.sa.gov.au or email email@example.com with the subject line “Greater Adelaide regional plan discussion paper”.
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