More Ways to Get Around
The convenience of living in close proximity to buses, trains and trams can’t be underestimated and the task of developing Adelaide’s public transport system is already well underway. Our challenge for the future is to create a strong residential population to support this transport network.
The Update has six high-level targets to help us measure our progress on how Greater Adelaide will become a more liveable, sustainable and competitive place.
60% of all new housing in metropolitan Adelaide is built within close proximity to current and proposed fixed line (rail / tram / O-Bahn) and high frequency bus routes by 2045
How will we achieve this?
A new tram system is proposed along with service upgrades for a number of train lines and higher frequency buses. More housing and employment around these public transport corridors will be encouraged. Less reliance on cars will also free up our roads, reducing emissions and relieving infrastructure costs.
In the CBD, an upgraded transport network will dovetail the city’s reimagined laneways and streets with connected transport links. Trams will loop the CBD and beyond, linking inner city suburbs and pedestrian-friendly streets.
The Update has 14 policy themes which outline the policies and actions which will help us achieve our targets. The most relevant ones are listed below.
- Transit corridors, growth areas and activity centres (PDF, 1175 KB)
- Adelaide City centre (PDF, 731 KB)
- Design quality (PDF, 1062 KB)
- Housing mix, affordablility and competitiveness (PDF, 2997 KB)
- Health, wellbeing and inclusion (PDF, 485 KB)
- The economy and jobs (PDF, 1458 KB)
- Transport (PDF, 1182 KB)
- Infrastructure (PDF, 598 KB)
- Climate change (PDF, 694 KB)
The following actions will be undertaken in 2017/18 to help meet this target:
|Ref||Actions||Key milestones||Policy Themes||Other relevant Targets||Key partners|| Timing|
|A4||Rezone strategic sites to unlock infill growth opportunities that directly support public transport infrastructure investment.|
Undertake the Inner and Middle Metropolitan (Sites) Development Plan Amendment
|A5||Better integrate transport and land-use planning by strategically considering land-use development opportunities from infrastructure investment at the project scoping stage.||Develop a Public Transport Framework||1, 3, 4, 6||Councils||Q2||In progress|
|Identify appropriate opportunities for better land use and transport intergration at the Oaklands Crossing||Q2||In progress|
|Deliver the City Tram extension||Councils||Q3||In progress|
|A45||Investigate the impact of driver-less cars on our future urban form (in particular car parking requirements) and develop a policy framework to response to this technology.|
Respond to this action in the Policy Theme Papers that will inform the Planning and Design Code
|2||Renewal SA||Q3||Project Scoping|
|A46||Pilot a new approach to train station upgrade planning and design that extends beyond the ‘end of the platform’ to drive more integrated outcomes, including opportunities to work with local communities.||Develop a model for strategic station upgrades that leverages infrastructure spending with public realm improvements as part of the AdeLINK project||1, 3, 4||
|Develop a plan to integrate the infrastructure and public realm improvements at Flinders Link||Q3||In progress|
|A42||Review car parking rates in Greater Adelaide and develop policies in the Planning and Design Code that allow a reduced minimum car parking provision for mixed-use development located within easy access to high frequency public transport and for development that demonstrates a reduced reliance on private car use such as student housing.||Respond to this action in the Policy Theme Papers that will inform the Planning and Design Code||1, 3, 4||
|A43||Investigate potential funding options (including from the private sector) that can be utilised to fund new mass transit services and enhance the surrounding public realm.||Explore funding and financing models as part of the development of a Business Case for the AdeLINK network||1, 3, 4||