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New development for old school

New development for old school
Published 19 February 2019
Demolition work commences on abandoned school in preparation for new development.

A new 85-lot housing subdivision has been approved for a former primary school site in Smithfield Plains, with demolition work commencing this week.

Demolition of the former Smithfield Plains Junior and Primary School commenced as part of the new development, while a linear park on Smith Creek will also be upgraded, further increasing the area’s amenity.

Andrew Powis, of developer M2A2 Hillier, said the site’s location is perfect for attracting homebuyers to the Playford community.

“It’s great to get a project like this going,” Mr Powis said.

“With the Northern Connector being built and other developments coming through, this development’s in an ideal location.”

The City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said the development of a derelict site is very much welcome.

“We’ve worked really hard with the developer to get this project happening and we’re delighted that it is going to go ahead and add to our growing community,” Mayor Docherty said.

Demolition work has begun on the former Smithfield Plains Primary School, the derelict buildings making way for more housing.