The “Master Plan” for Morphettville is progressing well with completion of the rezoning phase expected with the finalisation of the Precinct Development Agreement (PDA) expected in the coming months. The signing of the Traffic Infrastructure Deed and Land Management Agreement will facilitate the issue of the PDA by Government.
The certainty that comes with the issue of the PDA will allow the SAJC to progress the “Master Plan” to a stage where we can more accurately determine the selection of a preferred project delivery strategy for the Club. The development work that is currently being undertaken will provide the necessary guidance on the programming, financial feasibility and risk assessment that is associated with long-term major projects.
Integration with the community and the unlocking of economic benefits to all key stakeholders remain as key factors in the progression of a successful outcome and future for the Club.
The SAJC has been working on a ‘Master Plan’ for Morphettville for a number of years now, to allow the Club to transform some of the underutilised areas of our property. Our club has had a proud history at Morphettville, with our first meet being held in 1876 and we are excited to be embarking on the next chapter of our history.
As part of this process, we are seeking approval from the Government to allow the Club to re-zone this land so that it can be developed into a vibrant residential, retail and community facility, creating economic stimulus for the area – whilst still allowing us to do what we love…racing. We’ve come up with a concept which shows one interpretation of what this development might look like and the next step in this process of the Development Plan Amendment is allowing members, stakeholders and the nearby community to have their say.
The SAJC has formed a Master Plan Committee to deliver an assessment of surplus land around the Morphettville precinct and consider potential future uses for this land that will complement events at South Australia’s premier racing centre.
The assessment process will identify possible development opportunities and establish a strategy that will improve the existing facilities at Morphettville. Importantly, it will ensure every asset under SAJC ownership is being utilised in the best interests of the Club and its members.
There is a broader context for the work to be conducted by the Master Plan committee. This includes the State Government’s 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide, ongoing town planning requirements and the SAJC’s continued compatibility with neighbouring precincts.
Preliminary investigations have commenced and an interim report will be presented to the SAJC Board later this year that addresses high level development opportunities, an urban economic analysis and a recommended strategy that achieves objectives in the best interests of members.