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Investment Strategy Overview

As one of Australia’s fastest growing Councils, we know we must be open to new ideas and create our own opportunities – both in the short term to address the closure of General Motors Holden, and in the longer term as our local industrial base transitions.

Population forecasts indicate a growth rate across Playford of nearly 40% from 94,000 in 2018 to more than 130,000 residents by 2039. We have an aggressive plan to transform Playford, with $400 million invested in the past two years alone.

Our Playford CBD in Elizabeth is being remodelled into an entertainment and cultural showpiece, complete with the Playford Ice Arena, new $50M hotel, restaurants, cafes, bars, community services, carpark and open green spaces.

Playford’s Sports Precinct will position Playford as a destination for sport. The Precinct will provide opportunities for people to experience world-class facilities and attract international tournaments and competitions, as well as generate further global exposure for the state.

The coming years will see the expansion of the area around the north’s flagship hospital, the Lyell McEwin, into a high-tech Health Precinct. It will feature tertiary training, research, allied health facilities and residential accommodation, including ACH Group’s $80M health and wellbeing development, serving the needs of northern Adelaide and beyond.

Take a look at some of the major projects recently completed, in construction, or currently in planning within the City of Playford.

The City of Playford is open for business - click the link below if you would like to know more, or would like to enquire about business and development opportunities in City of Playford.