One of these exciting new initiatives is the development of the Metropolitan Growth Management Program (MGM).
The MGM seeks to aid the development of an efficient and sustainable pattern of settlement by utilising population projections, land consumption trends and infrastructure capacity to provide a 10 year program that identifies
- projected development demand (greenfield, minor infill, major infill, industrial and employment lands)
- the development supply options
- the infrastructure capacity of regions
- the need for new growth precincts.
Land and development opportunities available in the right place and at the right time provides certainty to the property industry, stabilises land markets and supports population growth. The timely provision of infrastructure helps to nurture healthy communities and the coordinated delivery of services.
The MGM program will be informed by the Regional Plan (30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide - 2017 Update) and will in turn help to guide amendments to the Planning and Design Code. It will provide data and information to help facilitate the release of new land and identify new growth areas in a timely fashion to enable the coordinated and cost efficient provision of infrastructure.
The MGM program is an indication of the kind of policy reform and land use projects that the Commission will be leading in the future in response to societal changes based on evidence, research and data.