Prospect Corner offers affordable housing in one of Adelaide’s most desirable locations, with a mix of townhomes and apartments within seven kilometres of the city.
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About the project
The former Kaufland site at 250B Churchill Road will become a buzzing community comprising 108 multi-storey townhomes and two apartment buildings, 55% of which will be offered as affordable housing.
Renewal SA will partner with experienced private developers and builders to deliver the 108 two-to-three-bedroom townhomes, all targeted to achieve a 7-Star Nationwide House Energy Rating.
The project also intends to deliver at least 72 affordable rental apartments in partnership with a Community Housing Provider (subject to Commonwealth funding through the National Housing Accord).
The 2.36-hectare site, adjacent to the Islington train station, is proposed to include extensive tree planting, a community garden, barbecue area, outdoor gym and nature play area for children.
This city-fringe site has sat unutilised for many years, despite its prime position along the Churchill Road Development Corridor.
It was purchased by Renewal SA in late 2020 as part of a two-site deal with former retailer Kaufland Australia, which also included the former Le Cornu site at Forestville.
The Prospect project will generate an average of 80 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs annually, peaking at 144 FTEs per annum midway through the project.
A minimum of 55% of the dwellings created will qualify for the state government's affordable housing program HomeSeeker SA.
FTE annual jobs
A master plan for the site, which abuts Islington Railway Station, has been developed and Planning Consent has been attained for the land division.
A competitive tender process for developers and builders will commence in the second half of 2023, with civil construction activity on site expected to occur from late 2023.
Please note: this program is indicative only, and subject to change.
Community Engagement Step 1
Community Engagement Step 2
Commence competitive tender process for builders
Finalise central reserve design
Commence civil construction activity on-site
Commence house construction
First residents move in
Stakeholders and community
Renewal SA is committed to ensuring that key stakeholders, including the community, are engaged as part of the planning process.
In May 2022 Renewal SA conducted online community engagement for the Prospect open space to help us understand the community’s current and desired use of open space. Following this engagement, three landscape concept plans for the reserve areas were developed for community feedback, along with inviting feedback on the two smaller reserves and the proposed plantings.
The community was invited to view the public open space design options and share their thoughts at two community drop-in sessions in August 2022 as well as online.
The engagement reports summarising the feedback from both stages of the public engagement, which includes engagement with young people to gain their perspective, can be downloaded from the Resources section below.