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OUR STORY

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CONTENTS

Our vision for a special place

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What makes Playford Alive so special

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Our achievements 6

Objective 1: Our place and our environment

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Objective 2: Our economy and our opportunities

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Objective 3: Our liveable community

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Objective 4: Governance and business practice

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“THE PLAYFORD ALIVE COMMUNITY REFERENCE GROUP HAS WORKED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PLAYFORD ALIVE TEAM TO HELP BUILD A STRONG SENSE OF COMMUNITY” BETTY ALBERTON, PAST CHAIR, PLAYFORD ALIVE COMMUNITY REFERENCE GRoup


OUR VISION FOR A SPECIAL PLACE Playford Alive is a special place that brings together established suburbs and new areas under one united purpose – to enhance quality of life. Throughout this new community is a host of new facilities such as schools, a GP Super Clinic, railway station at Munno Para, parklands and an exciting new $40 million town centre that will set a new benchmark for retail and lifestyle in Adelaide’s north. Since 2009, the Playford Alive urban renewal project has been creating a diverse, integrated and sustainable community in northern Adelaide. It’s been a true partnership involving the State Government’s lead urban development agency Renewal SA along with the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI), the City of Playford and the local community. Through world’s best practice in urban and community development, this will be a place where innovation and opportunities thrive. It’s a community with a vision, and one that aspires to be: • Modern, attractive and connected • Green and sustainable • Healthy, safe and active. The Playford Alive project involves the regeneration of the Peachey Belt suburbs of Davoren Park and Smithfield Plains, and more than 500 hectares of new ‘greenfield’ development in Munno Para, Andrews Farm and Penfield. Located 30 kilometres north of Adelaide and 8 kilometres from Gawler, this thriving new community is at the gateway to the Barossa Valley.

By the time the project is completed in 2025, there will be 40,000 people living in a community renowned for its outstanding facilities and open space – more than 30 hectares dedicated to sports grounds, parks, wetlands and reserves. Bike and walking trails linking these green open spaces will help promote healthier lifestyles for residents and visitors. Trees, footpaths, plants and natural wetland areas will make Playford Alive green and attractive. All new homes will follow sustainable building guidelines and, if located in the greenfield areas, will be connected to a recycled water system. A wide range of housing is on offer throughout the project area: from new land blocks to new homes and apartments as well as refurbished homes. Importantly, the Playford Alive project is helping to drive major investment in infrastructure, training and services in the northern suburbs, creating jobs for many South Australians.

Playford Alive – it all adds up to a very exciting place to be A part of.

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WHAT MAKES PLAYFORD ALIVE SO SPECIAL The Playford Alive project is much more than a residential development. Our vision has gone beyond urban design and environmental sustainability to life-long learning, fostering economic activity and community leadership.

3. Our liveable community

3.1 Community wellbeing, cohesion and capacity encouraged through local community leadership, involvement and engagement in the Playford Alive project, and through comprehensive community development initiatives.

3.2 Enhancing quality of life through new and improved ways of delivering coordinated, comprehensive services which are accessible and focused around the citizens. This will include active partnerships between government and non-government agencies and service providers.

The following ‘paramount objectives’ are what make Playford Alive so special. 1. Our place and our environment

1.1 Excellence in urban design and innovative built form to create an integrated neighbourhood style that offers diverse land and housing options to meet the needs within the community now, and into the future.

1.2 Sustainable environmental initiatives across all areas, optimising water efficiency, energy efficiency, waste recycling and reducing our environmental footprint.

1.3 Urban form that provides and maintains a safe and healthy lifestyle for the community through a wide range of public and recreational spaces, and opportunities that encourage physical activity and community engagement.

2. Our economy and our opportunities

2.1 Life-long education and skill development through the innovative ways in which we provide education, skills, training and employment services.

2.2 Economic benefits for the local community by creating vibrant commercial and business precincts, and linking business, government and the community to foster employment, economic and entrepreneurial activity.

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4. Governance and business practice

4.1 Ensure the delivery of Playford Alive through best practice business processes, financial accountability and inclusive governance, which recognises the contributions of project delivery partners.


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OUR ACHIEVEMENTS OBJECTIVE 1: OUR PLACE AND OUR ENVIRONMENT 1.1 Excellence in urban design Housing

• Created a total of 208 residential lots in the renewal area and 918 residential lots in the greenfield site.

• Offered over 230 affordable housing opportunities for sale since project commencement.

• 1 5 stages have been released to the market in

Munno Para, Andrews Farm, Smithfield Plains and Davoren Park resulting in over 800 allotments contracted for sale.

• Renovated over 154 Housing SA properties of which 107 were retained for tenants and 47 made available for sale.

• Constructed over 87 new houses for Housing SA tenants.

• Built a demonstration housing project in Andrews

Farm comprising 13 dwellings, of which 11 met the requirements for the State Government’s affordable homes program.

• Constructed a medium-density affordable housing project in Smithfield Plains comprising six townhouses.

Education

• Provided land for the new John Hartley B-7 School in Smithfield Plains, opened in Term 4 of 2010, and Mark Oliphant B-12 College in Munno Para, opened in Term 2 of 2011.

Medical Facilities

• Provided the location for Adelaide Unicare’s

GP Super Clinic, and Playford North Teaching and Training Facility, which opened in November 2010.

Infrastructure

• Spent over $60 million on civil works, including new roads and new and upgraded stormwater infrastructure.

Transport

• Completed the Curtis Road upgrade and

Peachey Road/Curtis Road signalised intersection.

• Resealed roads and constructed new footpaths in Smithfield Plains.

• Undertook civil works to create Newton Boulevard

connecting Coventry Road and the newly built Munno Para train station which opened in May 2012.

• Installed six new bus shelters throughout the project area.

• Opened the Display Village in June 2010 with

• Completed the design work for the upgrade of

• Installed over 350 Playford Alive ‘Bonus Packs’

Place Making

14 of South Australia’s leading builders.

(fencing, front landscaping, and driveway crossovers) as part of every purchase of a new home across the project area.

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Peachey Road in Smithfield Plains and Davoren Park.

• Prepared a place making ‘Road Map’, and

commenced implementation of activities in conjunction with the local community, businesses and stakeholders.


Community Facilities

• New childcare facility with 120 places launched in November 2011 in Munno Para.

• Opened the Peachey Place Living Skills Centre in

Davoren Park in December 2011. This partnership between Housing SA, Lutheran Community Care, Playford Primary Health Care Service, City of Playford and the Burundian Association, aims to build on the strengths of both existing and newly emerging communities, was partly funded by the Playford Alive Initiatives Fund.

• Finalised the planning, design and documentation of the upgrading of the John McVeity Centre in Smithfield Plains.

• Sold the church site at the corner of Douglas Drive and Curtis Road in Munno Para to the Uniting Church. The Church will develop the one hectare site for a worship centre and offices.

• Construction of a second 90-place childcare

centre and associated two-storey office building on Curtis Road, Munno Para.

Commercial

• Secured Woolworths as the developer of the core

retail component of the Curtis Road town centre.

• Eight sales contracts signed for various uses to

be constructed along Curtis Road including a McDonalds family restaurant, community club, service station, vet clinic, mixed-use building and a commercial/retail facility.

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1.2 Sustainable environmental initiatives Wetlands

• Substantially completed two significant wetland

projects – as part of the City of Playford’s Waterproofing Northern Adelaide project – within and just adjacent to the Playford Alive project, namely:

• Munno Para Wetlands and Coventry and Curtis Roads. • Stebonheath Wetland and Park.

• Completed the excavation of the Stebonheath/ Curtis Road Wetlands.

Other

• Implemented drought-tolerant garden schemes through the Playford Alive ‘Bonus Packs’ and landscape design.

• Recycled approximately 85% of materials from demolished houses.

• Under the Playford Alive urban design guidelines, every new house:

• is connected to the recycled water network (greenfields only). • has a north-facing living room window. • has a gas-boosted solar hot water system (or a higher energy efficiency system).

1.3 Urban form that provides and maintains a safe and healthy lifestyle Walking and Cycling Paths

• Upgraded Curtis Road, including construction of a new walking and cycling path.

• Signage installed for ‘Obesity Prevention And

Lifestyle’ (OPAL) community program ‘Way2Go’, identifying Way2Go schools and reinforcing road safety messages.

• Sealed the shared path on the northern side of

Davoren Road, between Peachey Road and President Avenue to encourage parents to walk their children to John Hartley School.

Open Space

• Design of greenfields master plan ensures all

dwellings will be within 300 metres of open space.

• Upgraded the Davison Crescent Reserve at Smithfield Plains.

• Upgraded Smith Creek Linear Park between

Peachey Road and Featherstone Street, including new plantings and a pedestrian path.

• Upgraded Roberts Crescent Reserve in Smithfield

Plains following consultation with local residents who also participated in planting. Works completed in late 2012.

• Creation of 9.7 hectares (of a total 14.4 hectares)

“We’re thrilled that Playford Alive supports the Andrews Farm Junior Soccer Club” Tony O’Reilly, President, Andrews Farm Junior Soccer Club

of open space in the greenfields area constructed to date.

• Commenced community consultation for the design of a new town park in Munno Para.

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OUR ACHIEVEMENTS OBJECTIVE 2: OUR ECONOMY AND OUR OPPORTUNITY 2.1 Life-long education and skill development

2.2 Economic benefits for the local community

Training

Employment

• Over 300 work experience placements provided

• Through the Playford Alive Works program, provided

through Playford Alive, Renewal SA, DCSI and City of Playford projects.

• Created and filled over 1,100 placements on a variety of Playford Alive works engagement, training and employment programs, including live training sites such as Faith Release Reserve on Peachey Road.

• Made available Housing SA properties as live training sites for ‘BoysTown’, ‘Doorways2Construction’ (2010-2012) and ‘Blokes on the Block’ programs.

• Delivered the ‘ICAN Reality Bites’ program,

over 400 paid employment placements in the area.

Business Development

• Participated in the Playford North Business Forum, a strategic alliance of business developers, government agencies and other key stakeholders to build on current initiatives to create a vibrant Northern Playford economy.

• Contributed to the preparation of a business plan for 2012– 2015 to assist local businesses.

connecting local Flexible Learning Options students with work opportunities/experience.

• Established a ‘Doorways2Civil’ program with Mark Oliphant College.

“GIVEN THE EMPLOYMENT DIVERSITY IN PLAYFORD ALIVE OUR STUDENTS ARE EXPOSED TO WIDER EMPLOYMENT PATHWAYS AND STUDY OPPORTUNITIES” Lynne Symons, Principal, Mark Oliphant College 10


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OUR ACHIEVEMENTS OBJECTIVE 3: OUR LIVEABLE COMMUNITY 3.1 Community wellbeing, cohesion and capacity

• 3.2

Events

• Implemented the Community in Transition Plan

• Since 2010, celebrated the annual Playford Alive

Local Heroes Awards recognising local achievement and contribution.

• Partnered with Imagine Peachey to deliver the

annual Community Fun Day featuring artists such as Jessica Mauboy, Jack Vidgen and Reece Mastin.

Community Development Programs

• Helped local residents gain their provisional drivers licence, through the ‘Y Drive’ program.

• Promoted the ‘Books for Babies’ program. Community Capacity Building

• Supported local community groups, including

Imagine Peachey and the Playford Alive Community Reference Group.

Enhancing quality of life

2009–2012, encouraging residents to become involved in the development of the Playford Alive area.

• Distributed more than $612,000 to 58 projects

through the Playford Alive Initiatives Fund to a wide range of community and not-for-profit groups.

• Co-ordinated the ‘Street Proud: Neighbours

Working Together’ initiative, aimed at engaging local residents to improve their own neighbourhood.

• Developed the ‘Peachey 20 Something’ program

to engage with young people under the age of 30 to create pathways to services, training, employment and recreational opportunities in the Playford Alive project area and beyond.

• Implemented the OPAL scheme to bring healthy eating programs into schools and kindergartens.

• The Playford Food Co-operative continues to provide a range of healthy food eduction and affordability services.

• Provided new and enhanced bus services through the project area, including linking the new Munno Para train station.

“the city of Playford is a keen supporter and project partner of Playford Alive” Glenn Docherty, Mayor, Playford Council

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OUR ACHIEVEMENTS OBJECTIVE 4: GOVERNANCE AND BUSINESS PRACTICE 4.1 Ensure the delivery of Playford Alive

• Established benchmarks and targets for project evaluation over the life of the project.

• Designed a resident welcome program. • Created a project website. • Launched Facebook page in November 2012. • Launched the Playford Alive Living Showcase display village, featuring over 50 homes from 14 of Adelaide’s leading builders.

• Established the Sales and Information Centre. • Initiated the Playford Alive newsletter. • Installed project directional and branding signage throughout the project area.

• Provided the land as part of Playford Alive’s sponsorship of the 2010 Telethon Home & Land Lottery.

“Playford Alive is a life-changing project and rewarding to be a part of” John Blaess, Project Director, Renewal SA

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“Playford Alive is blending new life, energy and fresh vibrancy to enhance the existing character of the local community� Fred Hansen, Chief Executive, Renewal SA

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A MORE CONNECTED COMMUNITY Perfectly positioned, Playford Alive is Adelaide’s most connected community. Right between Main North Road and the new Northern Expressway you are on the fast track to the city or northern experiences of the Barossa. Plus the commuter train route services the entire community with 4 stops within easy reach including the new railway station at Munno Para. Bus routes service the entire neighbourhood, with a stop just around the corner, no matter where you live.

NEW TOWN CENTRE

ELIZABETH SHOPPING CENTRE

Playford Alive Sales Centre 14 Freeman Avenue, Munno Para (Take Curtis Road off Main North Road or the Northern Expressway and follow the signs) Open 7 days 1 – 5pm

Topping it off, you have the best shopping on your doorstep with Elizabeth City Centre to the South, Munno Para Shopping City literally next door and the new Playford Alive Town Centre currently under construction in the heart of the community. Threaded throughout the Playford Alive community are brand new schools, childcare centres, parks, playgrounds, sporting grounds and walkways.

Display Homes open Sat, Sun, Mon, Wed 1 – 5pm

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Playford Alive Achievements May 2013