In September 2021, Villawood Properties was announced as the successful development partner for the 52-hectare Oakden site.
Up to 1500 dwellings will be delivered as part of the new master-planned community.
The Oakden master-planned residential development will centre itself around a new community facility with swimming pool, gym, function spaces and retail offering.
A diverse range of housing options will be available, from apartments through to traditional one, two and three-storey homes.
Open space and tree coverage are two key features of the proposed master plan. Generous open space – well and above the mandatory requirements – has been allowed for, while the already significant tree coverage across the site will be even further enhanced.
In 2019, a community drop-in session was held to provide the opportunity to review, discuss and provide feedback on the Oakden and Gilles Plains Draft Structure Plan, as well as engage directly with Renewal SA and planning consultants Holmes Dyer.
This draft plan informed the process and evaluation of the open market tender process in 2021 for a preferred developer. As the successful developer, Villawood will now complete a more detailed structure plan to inform its overall master plan.