The Town of Gawler has been granted approval for the Evanston Gardens Development Plan Amendment which seeks to rezone portions of the suburb.
Approved by Planning Minister John Rau, the rezone will make way for an expansion of the residential zone, plus the rezoning of deferred urban land on the corner of Angle Vale Road and Jack Cooper Drive to residential at Evanston Gardens, which further includes Evanston South and Hillier.
A small portion of the rural zone was also rezoned residential park zone for integrated storm water management purposes.
“The Evanston Gardens DPA is another step to realising council’s vision for the area,” Mayor Redman said.
“The first step in this visionary planning was the decision to build the Evanston Gardens Community Centre and council is pleased that this next step has been supported by the Minister’s approval of the DPA.”
Significant economic and social benefits will be achieved by the expansion of the Hillier residential park, resulting in more opportunities for affordable housing and living becoming available.
In addition, the future division of the land on the corner of Angle Vale Road and Jack Cooper Drive will result in an attractive development close to the Evanston Gardens Primary School and Community Centre, with ready access to both Gawler and the Northern Expressway.
“The ultimate outcome of this DPA will be better infrastructure and services in the long term for the Evanston Gardens community,” Mrs Redman said.