Goodman Court is an exciting landmark urban renewal project.
Goodman Court, South Plympton is a prime one-hectare site situated just seven kilometres south-west of the city centre and four kilometres from the coast.
Situated near public transport, shopping precincts and other services, Goodman Court represents an ideal opportunity for more people to live in a great location.
Delivery of this project will see the former 52 South Australian Housing Trust walk-up flats constructed in 1953 on this site—which were dated in design and in structurally poor condition—replaced with a mix of new housing.
Greaton has been appointed as project developer for Goodman Court and will undertake construction at the site. Site demolition works and preliminary site works have been completed, with construction expected to start in early 2019.
Community feedback has helped to shape the concept design of the new housing development, which will provide a mix of new private and social housing types to suit a range of households, including families, older people, singles, buyers and renters.
The new development will comprise two small-scale, three-storey apartment buildings, and a range of two- and three-storey townhouses.
A key feature of the new development will be a large public reserve fronting onto Pleasant Avenue. This is being provided in response to community feedback identifying that more publicly accessible open space was needed in South Plympton. The design of the reserve is still being finalised and it is expected to be approximately 1000 square metres.
The project will:
integrate the new housing with the surrounding neighbourhood
include two, three-storey apartment buildings towards Pleasant Avenue with a mix of two- and three-storey townhouses on the other street frontages
have varied types and styles of housing
feature a new public reserve that will be accessible to the broader community
create an attractive environment by smart use of sustainable landscaping.
Building features and sustainable living
The buildings will feature:
a high quality contemporary look
a variety of building materials and styles
visually interesting details such as balconies, screens, shading devices and fences.
Buildings will enable sustainable living by:
reducing energy consumption through cross ventilation, solar access and passive thermal design
encouraging residents to use sustainable transport through easy access to footpaths, cycle paths, public transport, local shops and services
providing affordable housing for purchase and rental.
Renewal SA has conducted two community 'drop-in and chat sessions' for local residents.
The purpose of the community drop-in and chat sessions was to provide an opportunity for local residents to:
gain information about the renewal of Goodman Court
see initial ideas about the renewal
meet and chat with members of the Renewal SA project team.
The local community was invited to drop-in and chat sessions in October 2016 and June 2018 to view and comment on development plans for the site.
Feedback received from the drop-in and chat sessions has been compiled into the engagement reports (available, right), which are submitted to the State Coordinator-General for consideration as part of the planning assessment process.