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Playford Health Precinct - Development Plan Amendment (DPA)

Project Overview

The Playford Health Precinct Development Plan Amendment (DPA) proposes to establish additional areas surrounding the Lyell McEwin Hospital as part of the Suburban Activity Node zone. This rezoning will make it possible in the future for organisations such as medical schools, research centres, specialist consultants and other health sector providers to establish themselves within the precinct.

The City of Playford’s annual resident satisfaction survey indicates that our community puts development of the Health Precinct as a high priority. The proposed land use changes will enable our Health Precinct to take on a vital role in growing the services we need, providing new education and career path options for local students and professionals, and providing a healthy foundation for our growing community.

Lyell McEwin Hospital plans submitted for approval

A $58 million upgrade is planned for the Lyell McEwin Hospital Emergency Department and Short Stay Mental Health Unit - Gawler Bunyip 7 August 2019

  • Public Consultation (29 August to 25 October 2019)

    Your input on the DPA is invited between 29 August and 25 October 2019. The consultation will close at 5pm 25 October 2019.

  • Public Hearing (12 November 2019)

    A Public Hearing will be held at 7pm on 12 November 2019 at the Civic Centre, Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth. If you have made a written submission and wish to speak at the hearing please indicate your intention in your submission.

A health precinct growing with our community

Our community’s need for medical and allied health care services is increasing. The Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH) is Playford’s biggest employer with more than 5000 staff, many of whom live locally. While the LMH continues to grow to meet demand, future community health needs will also include the need for private health and additional allied health providers, as well as research and health science educational institutions. The proposed Development Plan Amendment (DPA) will help ensure that our health services can continue to grow to support the future needs of our families and the broader community.

The documents and background available on this website include:

  • General information flyer (information flyer distributed to residents, landowners and other stakeholders)
  • Development Plan Amendment (the full DPA documentation)
  • Deloittes Report: Playford Health Precinct - a vision in the making (a third party review of the Playford Health Precinct opportunities)
  • Suburban Activity Node Fact Sheet (SA Department of Planning and Local Government)
  • Frequently asked questions (FAQs) (downloadable version)
  • Printable feedback form (only necessary if you prefer to provide your comments in hard copy).