City of Playford is progressing plans to reshape the Elizabeth CBD into a thriving retail, business and entertainment precinct.
With a population that is expected to reach 132,000 by 2036, a revitalised CBD is needed to meet the demands of the city’s rapidly growing community. It also responds to growth in areas beyond Playford, such as Gawler, Light and the Barossa, with the CBD acting as a centre that services regional communities to the north.
Importantly, developing a vibrant CBD fulfils a key community aspiration from the Playford Community Vision 2043, with the community expressing their desire for a vibrant and cosmopolitan city centre, with services and offerings all in the one place.
The key site of the CBD development is adjacent to Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth, and also includes consideration of how the windbreaks along Main North Road could be enhanced to create a more active and green entrance way into the city.
Council will work with private developers that align to the community’s vision for the area. Stringent guidelines are in place to ensure the right mix of quality urban design is delivered, which may include retail, business, professional and education offerings.
We are committed to engaging with our community throughout this important project and will keep you informed along each step of the process.