Development to shine a new light on Morphettville
Commencing mid-2017, Morphettville will undergo a staged redevelopment that sees a new age for the area.
It is expected that once completed in 2021, there will be a total of approximately 200 new homes in the project area, including new housing allotments, higher density apartments, social housing, affordable housing, house and land packages and renovated South Australia Housing Trust (SAHT) dwellings that will be retained and available for sale.
The Morphettville Urban Renewal Project (Morphettville) is a key part of Renewal SA’s Renewing Our Streets and Suburbs (ROSAS) initiative and is a partnership between Renewal SA, South Australia Housing Trust (SAHT) and the City of Marion.
Across various projects, Renewal SA has identified market niches and introduced innovative product initiatives, designed to fill market gaps and support housing affordability – most notably at Playford Alive with the introduction of small lot housing product, which is the first of its kind in Australia. Due to the overwhelming success of this product, and market demand for affordable housing options within close proximity to the CBD, a similar model has been adopted within brown field renewal projects such as Morphettville.
“The convenience of Morphettville is unquestionable. It’s located close to the CBD with excellent access to public transport, schools, beaches and entertainment precincts; with something to suit everyone’s lifestyle right at your new doorstep.” – The Hon Stephen Mullighan, Minister of Housing and Urban Development.
The current Morphettville site comprises 129 ageing SAHT homes in addition to 28 parcels of land on approximately 11 hectares only eight kilometres from the Adelaide CBD. The project is bordered by Hendrie Street to the east, Sturt River to the west, properties on the northern side of Carlisle Avenue and properties to the north of Nilpena Avenue.
The project will increase new affordable housing outcomes for both rental and home ownership, targeting 15 per cent across the area.
The renewed neighbourhood will demonstrate sustainability and urban design whilst enhancing the existing amenity through public realm upgrades, including the Sturt River Linear Park.
Properties from the first land release went on sale 12 April 2017 at www.livemorphettville.com.au.