HECEIVEL) 2-EVTAFLAN FOR GREATER ADELAIDE DEPT. PLANNINg,A LOCAL GeRISSION COVER SHEET Please complete and submit this form with your submission and forward to: Postal address: Email: gplo.oublicsubmissionssaugov.sastov.au Submission on the draft Plan for Greater Adelaide GPO Box 1815 ADELAIDE SA 5001 Deliver to: Roma Mitchell House Level 5, 136 North Tee, ADELAIDE Submissions Close 30 September 2009 Name: Organisation (if appropriate): CITY OF MARION Principal contact: STEVE HOOPER Position: MANAGER, DEVELOPMENT SERVICES Address: PO BOX 21 Suburb/City: OAKLANDS PARK 5046 Telephone: , 110200041 Mobile: 101376201, Email address: gdalOS All submissions will be available for inspection on level 5 RMH 136 North Tee Adelaide after the completion of consultation period unless they are marked 'CONFIDENTIAL', If you wish your submission to be treated as confidential please clearly mark it "IN CONFIDENCE" and tick the box: O My submission Is confidential. (see note below) / If your submission is not confidential please tick the box: I give permission for my submission to be made available for public inspection at Roma Mitchell House, 136 North Terrace Adelaide 5000. (see note below) Please note: All personal details other than your name and suburb in which you reside will be removed from your submission before being made available for public inspection. Office Use Only Objective ID: A_S/ 41 188.8.131.52 OUT09/18932FEE AaTo N PO Box 21, Oaklands Park South Australia 5046 28 September 2009 295 Stud. Road, Stun South Australia firstname.lastname@example.org www.marion.sa.gov.au Submission on the draft Plan for Greater Adelaide GPO Box 1815 Phone +61 (08) 8376 6600 Fax +61 (08) 8376 6699 ADELAIDE SA 5001 To Whom It May Concern Re: City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide On behalf of Council I would like to thank you for the opportunity to provide a submission on the draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide. Council commends the State Government for its foresight in developing a dynamic plan that endeavours to meet the challenges of population and economic growth whilst achieving environmental sustainability. Please find attached the City of Marion's submission that incorporates feedback from Elected Members and Council staff representing the areas of Development Services, Economic Development, Infrastructure Projects, Engineering Services, Environment, Strategic Planning, and Asset Management. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Steve Hooper, Manager Development Services on telephone 8375 6665 or email steve.hoopermarion.sa.gov.au Yours sincerely Jpff Rittberger Acting Chief Executive Officer " First SA council International awarded Environmental Swim Centre Management Systems for Marion! 41; accreditation FrViseene-Ill Ilez CITY OF MARION City of Marion Submission to The Department of Planning & Local Government PLANNING THE ADELAIDE WE ALL WANT Progressing the 30-year Plan for Greater Adelaide Contact Steve Hooper Manager Development Services Telephone 8375 6665 Email email@example.com 30 September 2009 Introduction The City of Marion commends the State Government for its commitment and foresight in preparing the '30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide Planning the Adelaide we all want July 2009'. It is a timely dynamic document that endeavours to seize the challenges and opportunities the Greater Adelaide area presents in relation to its population growth, transport needs, changing household formation, economic climate, environment and climate change. The Plan aligns closely with the City of Marion's Strategic Plan 2008-2020 and Council is looking forward to achieving the vision for an accessible city based on higher density development around an integrated transit system. Council recognises, and supports, the need for increased housing choices, additional economic development opportunities, provision of open spaces that support healthy lifestyles, and neighbourhoods that express their own unique characteristics. This response relates to matters pertinent to the City of Marion with feedback identifying areas in which Council supports the Plan, areas of divergence, and issues for which further clarification or consideration is sought. Alignment of the Plan with the City of Marion's Strategic Plan 2008-2020 In broad terms, there is a close alignment between the Draft 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide and City of Marion's Strategic Plan 2008-2020 (see Tables 1 and 2 at Appendix 1). There are strong links across the three key objectives of the 30 year plan with the four themes of the Community Vision as follows: Liveability Community Wellbeing, Cultural Vitality Competitiveness Dynamic Economy, Cultural Vitality Sustainability Community wellbeing, Cultural Vitality Healthy environment, Dynamic Economy In particular, key areas of alignment across the two plans include: Sustainable urban design A liveable city A welcoming city An accessible city Vibrant arts, cultural activities and public places Affordable housing Transit oriented developments and connecting people and places A healthy and safe city Social inclusion and embracing diversity Preservation of heritage and character Economic growth, diversity, attracting investment and creating jobs Climate change resilience and adaptation Water security and protection of water resources Biodiversity protection and development of greenways City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide CHAPTER B THE CONTEXT FOR THE PLAN The Plan appropriately identifies climate change as a key driver for its draft policies and targets and includes mitigation opportunities in response to the risks and impacts. A number of these mitigation opportunities relate to dwelling types. In Figure 86 (p. 50) a graph highlights the dwelling types of low and high-rise apartments, and attached and detached dwellings. Council considers that greenhouse gas emissions by dwelling type should be expressed as a per capita or per occupant measure given the likely variation in occupancy levels across the various dwelling types. This would have the benefit of expressing the true mitigation potential of various dwelling types in achieving population outcomes and would present a 'like for like' assessment of the greenhouse benefit of the various dwelling types. CHAPTER C THE VISION FOR GREATER ADELAIDE -ectives of the Plan (p. 13) 44%Azts C1.1 The City of Marion largely supports the Plan's 3 objectives of Liveability, Competitiveness, and Sustainability and Climate Change Resilience. There is discrepancy in the City of Marion's understanding of this last objective however, and that included in the Plan's glossary. The City of Marion considers the term 'Sustainability' to mean the ability to meet current needs without compromising the ability to meet future needs. Sustainability practises support ecological, human and economic health and vitality. Although the definition of sustainability in the glossary of the 30-year Plan is similar to this, the use of the word as an overall 'objective' of the Plan focuses very much on environmental sustainability only. The three objectives of the Plan overall should be aiming to achieve sustainability not just one of them. It is suggested that `sustainability and climate change resilience' be changed to something such as 'healthy environments and resilience to climate change'. Principles of the Plan The City of Marion supports the twelve Principles that underpin the Plan's objectives as a foundation from which to build Greater Adelaide as a world-class, vibrant city that is known for its sustainability, affordability, quality of life and accessibility to a choice of housing, employment, services and facilities, and environments that promote social and cultural interaction. However, Council supports the inclusion of two further principles on Community Engagement / Community Capacity Building and Supporting Cultural Diversity. 3. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide Community involvement The term 'community' has many facets and is referred to on numerous occasions throughout the Plan. 'Community' is referred to in relation to community health (pp. 36, 63, 100, 130), community sport facilities (pp. 37, 134), an accessible community (p. 37), public spaces for the community (pp. 37, 66, 87), community benefit (pp. 51, 57), community services (p84), providing environments that support a healthy community, enable ageing in the community, and a walkable community (pp. 100, 131), and jobs in the community sector (p. 104). This indicates that the 'community' is an integral ingredient in the implementation of the Plan and that active community engagement is essential. The Plan does acknowledge the need for ongoing community input in its implementation calling for: 'a commitment to a permanent and continuous dialogue with business, industry and the community (p. 146), and that key areas for growth need to be 'community focused' (p. 151). The Plan also notes that the development of Regional Implementation Strategies by Councils in partnership with the Department of Planning and Local Government, to give spatial expression to the Plan's policies at a regional level, will 'make it easier for the community to see the priorities for land use and major infrastructure in their region' (p. 152). This latter statement could be interpreted as a centralised approach to the concept of 'community' and does not seem to support any community involvement in the preparation of these Strategies. Council strongly recommends that further consideration be given to how the communication with the community can be incorporated into the process of developing Regional Implementation Strategies. It is important to keep citizens well informed, with an unbiased objective exchange of information, to ensure they understand how and why decisions are made. Also, community engagement can play a critical role in the development of sustainable policies and decisions in government, the private sector and communities. Further integration of community and stakeholder engagement will work to develop and enhance mutually beneficial relationships, facilitate shared understanding and shared ownership of outcomes. Cultural diversity It is most appropriate that draft policies and targets have been developed relating to Aboriginal heritage and culture (D5) however, policies and targets relating to other cultures are notably absent. With policies and targets for Population (D4) aiming to attract overseas migrants, and those for Economy and Jobs (D9) aiming to boost employment opportunities, many to be filled by skilled migrants, there is a need to include policies and targets that ensure urban design principles support a strong cultural life for these communities. Principle 6 'Social Inclusion and Fairness' could include reference to the role culture plays in community life and the need for the public realm to provide opportunities for a diversity of cultures to express themselves. Planning for inclusion for diverse cultures also links very closely with the comments made previously in C2 on the need for inclusion of a Principle relating to community engagement. 4. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide CHAPTER D DRAFT POLICIES AND TARGETS Creating new transit corridors, transit-oriented developments, and centres (pp.73-83) 01.1 The City of Marion strongly supports the development of Greater Adelaide as a high quality, transit-focused and connected city, featuring higher density, mixed-use development in new transit corridors, growth areas, transit- oriented developments (TODs), and sustainable centres to accommodate the projected increase in population and jobs. 01.2 Council welcomes the development of two TODs at Marion/Oaklands and Tonsley/Bedford Park (p. 80) as State Significant Developments, and the designation of Marion/Oaklands as a higher-order Regional Level mixed-use activity centre. The location of higher density development within 800 metres of the transit corridors (p. 76) is generally supported, however Council considers development should be concentrated around nodes with a transit station at the core of each node. The focus on these areas to support residential and jobs growth is very much supported. 01.3 Council believes that future mass transit connections should be included to extend the current Noarlunga (Tonsley branch line) to the Flinders precinct, and to connect the Marion/Oaklands and Tonsley/Bedford Park TODs. This could incorporate the development of a light rail connection from Tonsley to Westfield shopping centre and the State Aquatic Centre to Oaklands railway station, then to the Glenelg tram. D1.4 Council considers that the Castle Plaza site at Edwardstown could also be considered as a TOD/Activity Centre as it has the potential to serve residents of both the Marion and Mitcham Councils (although the issue of South Road as a physical barrier for City of Mitcham residents would need to be addressed). It is currently undergoing redevelopment and includes the TOD/Activity Centre features of higher density, mixed-use development. D1.5 Council questions how policy and implementation directions for TODs will be affected by the major issue of land assembly where there is a range of stakeholders. A Development Corporation/Authority should be created, based on a model such as the East Perth Redevelopment Authority that is removed from Government to plan and oversee development of TODs and include compulsory acquisition powers which ensure fair and reasonable compensation at current market rates for any required land acquisition. D1.6 Council questions the ability of Government policies to foster densification within transit corridors with the continued release of large tracts of fringe land for housing as this will dramatically slow infill development and the development of TODs. Restriction should be placed on the release to the market of greenfield housing areas, and the rezoning of transit corridors for higher density housing accelerated. Alternatively,- or in addition, obtain higher contributions to infrastructure from developers to properly reflect the full cost of fringe development. 5. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide 01.7 Council considers that the Plan should require densification within transport nodes with stations as the central feature, rather than densification along whole transit corridors as this will not support increased patronage of public transport which is a key principle underpinning the Plan. 01.8 The potential for higher density development aligning the tram corridor (p. 76) is recognised, however e Development Plan Amendment (DPA) is currently with the Minister seeking approval for the expansion of Residential (Character) Zones at Glandore, and Glengowrie and the inclusion of a Residential (Character) Zone at Plympton Park. These areas align with the tram corridor, therefore limiting opportunity for higher density development along the whole of the tram corridor within the City of Marion. The Cities of West Torrens and Unlei are also likely to have residential character areas abutting the tramline. Increasing residential densities along the tramline has the potential to negatively impact on the journey quality for tram passengers with increased patronage which may exceed the capacity of the tram services. D1.9 Other comments in relation to the D1 draft policies and targets are as follows: Increasing population along existing transit corridors is necessary to create a more compact urban form. The Plan however, could include a long-term plan to expand the rail system to build connectivity through an integrated transport system by identifying long-term development of additional rail corridor/s to link the existing rail lines. This will enable efficient travel, not only to and from a metropolitan location to the CBD, but also between TODs/Centres across the metropolitan area. The plan to have 60 per cent of Adelaide's new housing growth to be within 800 metres of transit corridors (p. 74) does not make allowance for whether development is suitable along the whole of the corridor. The Plan needs to provide some flexibility, such as nominating 'up to 800 metres where suitable based on proximity to stations, topography, character areas, flooding, etc.' Also, it is not indicated whether the 800 metres is measured by road distance to be travelled, or a straight line. In Hallett Cove a distance of 800 metres from a rail corridor can result in over 1 km distance by road. In meeting Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles in walking and cycling corridors, consideration will need to be given in the development of design guidelines as to how safety can be achieved. Many adjacent properties do not front onto corridors to enable passive surveillance; entrapment needs to be prevented if corridors are fenced through provision of sufficient access points; and landscaping needs to support safety through the retention and provision of clear sightlines. Policy should support the inclusion of park and ride facilities (i.e. for cars and bicycles) adjacent to stations in Precinct Requirements to further facilitate patronage of public As train stdtions are a focus for higher density development, policy should transport. facilitate the concurrent provision of shops and services with this development. The development of a high quality public realm has been given a high priority in the Plan and to support the implementation of this, the Development Act should be amended to include a requirement for developer contributions. TODs, transit corridors, growth areas and centres should incorporate provision for all forms of safe cycling, such as 'Copenhagen style' bike lanes 6. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide on roads that provide a cycling path on the road aligning the footpath that is physically separated from other road users by means of a buffer island. Precinct Requirements for TODs should ensure residential accommodation for a variety of household types to facilitate a social mix including the demographic growth groups of the aged, lone person households, couples without children, as well as families with children. Comments relating to spatial distribution of the population are outlined in D4 Population below. D2 The City Of Adelaide (P. 87) D2.1 The importance of the City of Adelaide is understated in the Plan. Having an active, vibrant CBD is vital to the rest of Greater Adelaide to provide critical mass for advanced business services, large-scale cultural activities and specialist education services. The attraction of knowledge workers is essential for the future economic growth of Adelaide and we need a strong urban environment to help achieve this. The other parts, of Adelaide can then differentiate themselves appropriately while still benefitting from the vibrancy of the centre. Urban design (pp. 88-89) D3.1 High quality urban design in the built form and public spaces that support differentiation in character in neighbourhoods, suburbs and precincts of Greater Adelaide is critical in creating a liveable environment, particularly in higher density areas. D3.2 Council generally supports the policies and targets proposed. In particular Council supports the: Creation of active street frontages in the public realm that will support safe and attractive environments for active living (p. 89) Reinforcement of a grid street system at key locations (p. 89) Creation of water efficient environments and urban ecology through water sensitive urban design (p. 88). Provision of open spaces, greenways, green roofs and green walls (subject to water restrictions) to mitigate the urban heat island effect (p. 88) Creation of a built form that enables a seamless 'transition between higher densities .... and existing detached housing precincts'. D3.3 The development of Design Principles is considered important (p. 89) in ensuring the highest quality environments are provided. Design Principles should be developed to: - - Ensure quality streetscaping to alleviate visual impact of building form/bulk/scale, to assist with noise attenuation, and to facilitate accessibility for pedestrians and small wheeled modes such as gophers and prams Create 'Copenhagen style' bikeways where possible on roads that provide a cycling path on the road aligning the footpath that is physically separated from other road users by means of a buffer/island 7. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide Minimise on-street car parking to create environments that are pedestrian friendly Enable safe access by pedestrians and cyclists where public transport, traffic and people have the potential to interact Facilitate flexibility in building design so the use of buildings can evolve in meeting community needs Consideration should be given to how the design of buildings can assist in the meeting of energy efficient objectives in the undertaking of common daily household tasks such as clothes drying and heating of residences oPulation (pp.90791) 04.1 The City of Marion acknowledges the imperative to proactively plan for a Southern Region population growth of 82,000 residents (Map D8, p. 91) and its role in the state's economic and social prosperity. Council would like to raise the following issues in regard to draft policies and targets relating to Population: With population increases comes an increase in demand on our limited natural resources. It is recommended that the Plan should include actions for further investigation into what the sustainable (i.e. environmentally, socially and economically) growth limits are for Greater Adelaide. Without major changes to reduce the ecological footprint of our existing population, it could not be considered that additional population growth (even if it has a smaller footprint through better new housing design, TODs etc) will be sustainable. The Plan makes a very fundamental assumption that there will be enough resources available to support population growth without significantly changing the impact of our existing population. The State of Our Environment Report 2008 (South Australian Environment Protection Authority) states that in order to meet the SASP target of a "30% reduction in our Environmental Footprint" and increase our population to "2 million by 2020" (which the 30- year Plan is projecting that we exceed), a per capita reduction in ecological footprint of 54% will be required. Further information is needed in the Plan on how this reduction in the footprint of our existing population will be achieved: particularly if 80% of Greater Adelaide is to remain unchanged. It is considered important that in retaining 'regional migration status' emphasis is put on attracting overseas skilled migrants that match with industries that su *port the state's economic development. Aboriginal heritabe-aficicuiture (3:- 93) D5.1 Recognition of the need to protect the Tjilbruke Dreaming Trail that commences in Warriparinga in the City of Marion, as a significant Aboriginal cultural and heritage place, is strongly supported by Council (p. 93). D5.2 Additional policy could be included to strengthen the role of public spaces for the Aboriginal community. This should include appropriate design to enable opportunities to be created for Aboriginal people to practice their traditions in public spaces, such as art. 8. 0 City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide Housing (PP-94 96) D6.1 Housing quality arid diversity is critical in attracting and retaining working aged people, and in Greater Adelaide being recognised nationally and internationally as an attractive place to reside. Council supports the policies and targets for housing and their spatial delivery in the Southern Region (Map D9, p. 95). The need is also recognised for a mixture of housing types to cater for the growth sectors of the population that include the aged, couples with no children and lone person households in TODs, transit corridors, and centres. D6.2 Clarification of the terms 'low', 'medium' and 'high' densities would assist in the planning for population distribution and development of Structure Plans and Precinct Requirements (p. 94). D6.3 Housing for student accommodation should be highlighted as a separate policy area, particularly adjacent to tertiary institutions in TODs. This would particularly support the needs of overseas students, the attraction of which is critical to economic development. D6.4 Although the energy rating for buildings is included in the section on Climate Change, additional policy should be included relating to Housing that refers to the energy rating of housing in its built form. 1b7 Housing affordability (PP. 97-99) D7.1 Council generally supports this policy that ensures at least 15 per cent of all new dwellings in Greater Adelaide are to be affordable and high needs housing (p. 97), integrated with market value housing. D7.2 Clarification is needed however, on how affordable housing is to be achieved within a competitive market place. As Housing SA is one of the few large land owners in Greater Adelaide whose primary role is to provide affordable housing, is there potential for their current landholdings, in what will be TOD sites, to be sold to developers to provide integrated, well-designed, housing incorporating 15 per cent affordable housing? D7.3 As a key role of high needs housing is to provide accommodation for those who require support for economic, social and health reasons, consideration should be given to management of high needs housing and residents by a 'pro .riate non-a overnment agencies. :1,5E;kti Health and wellbeing (pp.100-101) D8.1 The notion of 'health and wellbeing' encompassing safe, walkable communities that have access to high-quality services such as food shops, playing fields and indoor sports centres is strongly supported. However, it should be noted that 'wellbeing' relates to additional facets of life as indicated in the Background Technical Report. The World Health Organisation describes wellbeing as 'a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease' which highlights that the work, live, rest and play aspects of our lives all impact on our wellbeing. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide 08.2 Clarification is sought about the model Design Code and its links with the development assessment process (p. 101). The Design Code could also include: Protection of houses along major transport corridors from noise and air pollution Measures for attenuation of noise from air conditioning units in higher density areas where the location of motorised units on one building could affect exposure to unsatisfactory noise levels for residents living in an adjacent higher level building. This would particularly be the case if the roof height of the building with the air conditioning units is in alignment with windows/doors in an adjacent higher storey building. Reference to 'pedestrian friendly areas' as 'accessible areas' that also encompass the use of gophers by people with a disability Dwelling design to ensure access to natural light and fresh air. 08.3 The development of Design Guidelines is referred to throughout the Plan (pp. 103, 110, 116, 137) and the opportunity for these to support .active living should be considered. -For example, Guidelines could incorporate principles and outcomes relating to crime prevention through environmental design, bicycle storage at stations and in mixed-use areas, walkway routes, shade provisions, and appropriate location and design of street furniture. The economy and jobs (pp 102-113) D9.1 The City of Marion supports the plan for high jobs growth and the regional approach to setting job targets (p. 103), and in particular knowledge economy jobs into growth centres, transit corridors and TODs. The role of the renewal of the planning system is seen as a critical factor to support business competitiveness. 09.2 The City of Marion agrees that sufficient land must be available for employment activities in areas that are serviced by existing infrastructure and also in areas that are near major educational institutions. There is however, no detail on job creation locations in the City of Marion apart from the new employment land identified at the Mitsubishi site, and potential numbers and types of jobs. The City of Marion is keen to see higher value jobs created. D9.3 The retention of the Mitsubishi site as new employment land for a clean technology and renewable energy hub (pp. 111, 112, 138) that includes a range of activities, not just manufacturing, and the development of a science and technology cluster at Flinders (Tonsley/Bedford Park) are strongly supported for the economic development benefits they will bring to the Southern Region. D9.4 The City of Marion also considers the Castle Plaza site at Edwardstown should be designated as a TOO/Activity Centre for the location of 'clean' industries such as offices, warehouses (as also noted in D1.4). 09.5 The creation of a new Housing and Employment Land Supply Program (p. 96) to ensure sufficient land capacity to meet annual housing and employment targets is viewed as positive to ensure equitable access to housing and 10. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide employment. To further enhance Greater Adelaide as a sustainable world- class city that strives to ensure work place choices and enable its population to have a work-life balance, it is strongly recommended that consideration be given to including home-based jobs in the housing and employment targets. 010 Transport (pp.114-119 D10.1 Council recognises that the integration of transport and land-use planning is critical if the vision for Greater Adelaide is to be achieved. The important draft policy of establishing 'non-stop travel along the strategic north-south corridor' needs to be subject to proper planning to facilitate access along the corridor. D10.2 Council questions the designation of South Road as a freight corridor in Greater Adelaide (Map D16, p. 116) as current levels of freight do not appear to support this need south of Cross Road. If however, the portion of South Road located in the City of Marion is designated a freight corridor, consideration will need to be given in the Structure Planning process to providing access to existing and future businesses along the corridor from Darlington to Cross Road to facilitate their future economic viability, and to accessibility for communities located either side of the corridor. 010.3 The designation of Marion Road as a 'primary freight road' (Map 016, p. 116) is not supported for the following reasons: Freight levels do not indicate a need for this designation It will have significant detrimental impact on the City of Marion achieving its portion of job targets as a freight road will impact on accessibility for local businesses affecting their financial viability If South Road becomes a primary freight corridor, Marion Road's parallel location potentially negates the need-for a second freight corridor It would negate the opportunity for businesses currently located on South Road to relocate on Marion Road which is within the same vicinity. D10.4 If Marion Road remains a freight corridor this would be in conflict with the designation of Marion Road as a 'primary arterial road cycling network'. Council would advise consideration be given to the development of safe bike ways such the 'Copenhagen-style' (as mentioned below) to minimise risk to cyclists. D10.5 The identification of stations to be upgraded to support higher densities around major transport interchanges does not include the Tonsley station, nor any stations that will be developed as a result of any possible future extension to the Tonsley branch of the Noarlunga rail line. Due to the complexity of land use in this area, Council considers that a station upgrade to a major transport interchange should be included. D10.6 No mention is made of future development of the Southern Expressway to become a 2-way corridor (p. 117). Council considers this should be included as a target in this long-term Plan to facilitate efficient north-south access, particularly for residents who are not located in a transit corridor. D10.7 Critical in the target to reduce car dependency is the use of more sustainable forms of transport such as cycling. Greater Adelaide has been developed 11. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide over the previous decades with high priority given to the use of cars for private transport and this Plan provides an ideal opportunity to reverse the primacy of the use of private cars for most trips. The development of TODs, growth areas, and transit corridors presents an opportunity to include the development of safe bike lanes such as 'Copenhagen style' bikeways on roads that provide a cycling path aligning the footpath that is physically separated from other road users by means of a buffer/island. 010.8 To continue to increase use of public transport in the long-term, consideration should be given to the development of an integrated public transport system through the construction of additional transit infrastructure to enhance connectivity to existing rail lines (see 01.3). D10.9 The provision of a 'park and ride' facility at Hallett Cove Beach station is supported (p. 117) and consideration of the inclusion of 'park and ride' facilities at all rail stations should be included in Precinct Requirements. Infrastructure pp. 120-125) D11.1 Council supports the principle that Government agencies and their Chief Executives use the Plan for identifying infrastructure priorities and that Chief Executives of key state government agencies coordinate the provision of key infrastructure for new growth areas identified in the Plan. Council also supports the co-location of government services in major activity centres and TODs. D11.2 Structure Plans for specific employment centres should include infrastructure provision. For the City of Marion these areas would be Edwardstown, Oaklands Park and the Flinders Precinct (Tonsley Park/Science Park/Flinders University/Flinders Medical Centre). This is where the vast majority of job creation opportunities in Marion will arise (10,000-12,000 jobs). D11.3 To ensure the long-term provision of infrastructure, Council recommends that the State Infrastructure Plan be revised in line with the 30 Year Plan and include long term budgeted expenditure, and that the proposed timeframe for infrastructure spending be extended to cover the life of the Plan rather than the four year period as currently proposed (pp. vii, 3, 44). D11.4 The Development Act 1993 should be amended to include developer contributions for the provision of appropriate standards of infrastructure in TODs, transit corridors and growth areas and infrastructure should be installed prior to commencement of any higher density development areas. Comment is also made below (D13.3) of the need for increased developer contributions towards open space to that specified in Section 50 of the Development Act 1993. D11.5 Council has concerns in relation to the capacity of water infrastructure in proposed higher density areas that replaces existing housing stock. Policies and targets should be developed to ensure it is provided to an adequate standard prior to commencement of residential/mixed-use development. 12. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide D11.6 The Plan should provide increased acknowledgement of the growing importance of broadband connectivity (pp. 120, 124), particularly in the planning of transit corridors and other infrastructure projects. Reference is made to the planned National Broadband Network (p. 40) but the Plan does not say how it can facilitate the early development of this. Tasmania has taken an early lead in the roll-out of this technology and South Australia should be following this example. D11.7 The inclusion of bike lanes to promote safe cycling such as the 'Copenhagen style' bikeways should be included in infrastructure policies and targets (see D1 and D3). D12 Biodiversity (pp 126-129) D12.1 The City Of Marion strongly supports the need to protect biodiversity as indicated within the Plan. On a global scale, Australia is one of 17 Countries that have been listed as "Megadiverse"1 Further to this the Australian Government has declared the Mount Lofty and Kangaroo Island region as one of 15 National Biodiversity Hotspots2 . The 30-Year Plan states that in the Greater Adelaide region only 13% of the original native vegetation remains and areas with less than 30% native will result in species loss (p. 126). In order to protect this land that arguably contains biodiversity of global significance, restoration of land no longer containing indigenous vegetation will need to be a critical element of the Plan. It is suggested that the Plan provide further indication of how vegetation cover in the region can be increased to 30% or higher to ensure that no further species loss occurs (in accordance with T3.1 of the State Strategic Plan). D12.2 The City of Marion contains remnant vegetation in Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Marino Conservation Park and O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park as indicated on Map D20. In addition to these areas, significant remnant vegetation can be found in private land in Marion's Hills Face Zones and MOSS zones. Although the native vegetation in Hills Face and MOSS is protected from clearance, no management plans are in place and very limited restoration activities are underway (see comments relating to the Great Southern Urban Forest, D13). It is suggested that landholders of MOSS and Hills Face land should be required to have vegetation management plans. D12.3 Further to the above, Marion contains areas of remnant vegetation (particularly along the coast) which is in private ownership and in residential zoning. Areas of remnant coastal vegetation on Council-owned land were recently surveyed revealing habitats that contained two plant species of State significance and 32 species considered to be rare or higher in the Southern Lofty Region3. It is suspected that further species of significance occur on private land including an area of residentially zoned land that is suspected to contain an irongrass community of potential National significance under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. None of these vegetation communities are shown on MapD20. 012.4 As a metropolitan Council, the City of Marion has little ability to protect remnant vegetation communities outside of conservation parks, Hills Face or MOSS due to the exemption zone under the Native Vegetation Act 1991. In 13. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide addition to ensuring that the Plan provides further indication of how native vegetation cover can be increased to beyond 30% and that management plans need to be in place for vegetation in MOSS or Hills Face, the City of Marion would like to request that mechanisms for further protection of remnant vegetation in metropolitan areas be included. Mittermeier, Gil and Mittermeier eds. (1997). Megadiversity: Earth's biologically wealthiest nations. Cemex, Mexico. 2 Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. "Australia's 15 National Biodiversity Hotspots". http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/hotspots/national-hotspots.html (accessed 07 September 2009. 11:00am CST) 3 Smith, Jeremiah J (2008). City of Marion Indigenous Vegetation Assessments Stage 2: May-October 2008. Jeremiah J Smith for the City of Marion. 3 _ Open space, sport and recreation (Pp.131-135) D13.1 Council is supportive of the retention of the Metropolitan Open Space System (p. 131) as a baseline from which to expand the open space network and the development of waterway linear parks along the Stud River and Field River by 2036 (p. 132). D13.2 In relation to the role of open space, sport and recreation to the population's health, which is well documented, it is noted the .Key Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 8-11) do not highlight physical, mental or social health. There is no State Policy Initiative included in the flow chart (p. 27) that relates to open space, sport, recreation or health which may have been a contributing factor to the omission of Health as a key challenge and opportunity. D13.3 In creating living conditions for a healthy lifestyle the issue of a lack of access to open space contributing to a sedentary lifestyle, and its ensuing impacts on the state's economy, is noted. The densification of Greater Adelaide will mean a need for increased provision of high-quality open space. Council considers the continued requirement of a minimum of 12.5 per cent open space as developer contribution in new developments as specified in Section 50 of the Development Act 1993, is inadequate (p. 132). This should be increased to a minimum of 15 per cent useable open space (for active and passive use) that caters for a range of age groups and recreational needs. This open space should be in addition to the provision of greenways (p. 132) that are aligned with water, road and other transport and infrastructure corridors to provide safe walking and cycling linkages, and sporting facilities. However, with the provision of additional open space Council is of the view that consideration should be given to how open spaces are to be sustainably managed as this role has traditionally been the responsibility of Councils that have access to limited funds for this purpose. D13.4 Open space policies and targets could relate to the provision and design of community gardens in urban landscapes, particularly in areas targeted for higher density. These would play a role in creating active environments, assist in the achievement of food security, and community capacity building. The development of Design Guidelines, referred to in a number of policy areas throughout this Plan, should also be considered for community gardens. The value of securing access to food is highlighted in the report 14. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide 'Planning for Health A study on the integration of health and planning in South Australia' D13.5 Council would like consideration given to the development of an evidence- based hierarchy for open space provision whereby the higher the density of development in TODs, transit corridors and growth areas, the higher the area of open space to be provided. D13.6 Linked to the Draft Policy of Water, is the issue of open space landscaping to incorporate plants adapted to local conditions especially drought tolerant plants. Open space is a significant user of water and the use of alternative landscaping that includes a significant percentage of indigenous plantings could contribute significantly to the state achieving water security. D13.7 The concept of 'greenways' that is introduced in the Plan is very much supported (p. 132). In particular, the City of Marion has a target to develop a minimum of two major biodiversity corridors including the Great Southern Urban Forest (GSUF) and Sturt River Linear Trail. The GSUF concept was established by the then Planning SA in consultation with Department for Environment and Heritage and the City of Marion in 2005. The GSUF is already recognised by the Department for Environment and Heritage through the management plans of the O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park and the Hallett Cove and Marino Conservation Parks. The City of Marion is looking forward to further implementing the GSUF through actions in the Southern Adelaide Structure Plan. 013.8 Council also considers that reference should be made to the need for crime .prevention through environmental design principles to be applied in the development of greenways as noted for application for all public areas and activity centres in the Draft Health and Wellbeing policy (p. 101). D13.9 Council strongly supports the location of a major indoor sport facility at Marion for the State Aquatics Centre (MapD22, p. 135). However, it considers a sporting and active recreation facilities hierarchy should be developed to also include regional and local level facilities. Consideration should be given to community use of school facilities in the development of this hierarchy. Higher density development needs to be complemented by the appropriate location of additional facilities to provide opportunities for all sectors of the population to participate in physical activity to enhance health and social connectedness. This would support the Plan's stated aim of 'planning for integrated sporting and active recreational facilities that are accessible by all members of the community' (p. 37). ' Hensgen, Stephanie (Planning Futures Pty. Ltd.): 'Planning for Health A study on the integration of health and planning in South Australia': Stephanie Hensgen for SA Health: February 2009. D14 Clirilate ch.ange (pp.136-139) D14.1 The City of Marion generally supports the climate change draft policy directions in relation to the need for energy efficiency, carbon efficiency, thermal efficiency, the provision of open space, greenways and buffers, and the identification of the former Mitsubishi site as a national demonstration site for clean technology and renewable energy (pp. 111, 112, 138). Council also 15. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide supports the formation of a Climate Change, Housing Affordability and Sustainable Neighbourhoods Task Force to ensure policies do not adversely affect the provision of affordable housing that meets Climate Change principles. D14.2 Council considers however, that the 30-Year Plan presents a timely opportunity for the State Government to influence at a national level an increase in energy efficiency ratings. Consideration could be given to achieving this through the development of a sliding scale commencing at a six star rating that aligns with building density levels (p. 137). This would support the Mitigation draft policy 9 that states a need to 'set a baseline energy efficiency target for all new developments over a particular threshold' (p. 137). A timeframe could be included for implementation of rating levels. 014.3 Council considers the provisions in the Building Code of Australia (p. 154) are inadequate for the implementation of policies and targets relating to Climate Change that support increased environmental sustainability. For example, areas of improvement could include: Energy efficiency provisions to address the issue of embodied energy, that is, the energy used to create building materials for the building of a structure. It is suggested consideration be given to how mitigation and adaptation policies can support the measurement and reduction of embodied energy to achieve more sustainable built forms Better orientation of housing and buildings to maximise energy efficiency Regulation of the power capacity of air conditioning units in residential dwellings based on modifications to that which applies to commercial and industrial buildings - Regulation of lighting requirements in domestic dwellings to minimise energy use. D14.4 A further policy relating to existing and potential impacts and their mitigation as a result of Climate Change should be included that relates to the appropriateness of development in at-risk areas. 5 Water (pp 140-143 D15.1 The City of Marion is very supportive of the institutionalising of the Water Sensitive Urban Design Framework developed by the Department of Planning and Local Government and the development of the Water for Good A Plan to Ensure our Water Future to 2050 in setting the directions to ensure water security for Greater Adelaide (p. 140). D15.2 City of Marion is supportive of the need to transition to a "Water Sensitive City" including the need to work on institutional reform as promoted by the National Urban Water Governance Program, Monash University and referenced in Figure 4.2.6 of the 30 Year Plan Background Technical Report. D15.3 The City of Marion see the Oaklands Park Wetlands and associated Stud River Catchment as an important opportunity for large-scale stormwater harvesting, treatment and reuse as highlighted along Stud River and Map 16. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide D23 (p. 141). The City of Marion looks forward to working with the State Government and other partners in implementing this project. D15.4 Protection and improvement of water quality is important in ensuring reuse opportunities can be maximised. As identified in Draft Policy 5, improved water management is also critical in maintaining healthy riparian and marine environments. Further reference to recommendations arising from the Adelaide Coastal Waters Study could be included within this section particularly regarding reductions in storrnwater and wastewater discharge and the need for consistent management between land, coastal and marine systems. D15.5 Increased urban heat island effects are a likely consequence of climate change (Policy D14 and pp. 47, 69, 88, 131). To ensure that the proposed greenways are able to mitigate some of the effects of heat islands, careful consideration of plant species will need to be made. Although the use of drought tolerant species is generally supported, there may be instances where it is necessary to use more water intensive landscaping using recycled water to assist in reducing heat islands. D15.6 The proposed stormwater harvesting activities within the Sturt River catchment are an important opportunity to create new water supplies to meet our increasing water demands as the success of projects such as this are dependent on the development of appropriate infrastructure to connect these new water sources with end-users. Draft Policy 6 (p. 140), the development of storrnwater harvesting schemes, will require further development of infrastructure that can transport the new non-potable water supplies to end- users. The City of Marion would strongly support the inclusion of a draft policy that relates to the development of non-potable water supply infrastructure ('purple pipes') especially through transit corridors to supply areas of residential densification and greenways (this is different to the requirements in Draft Policy 3 (p. 140) that relate specifically to greenfield developments). CHAPTER E GOVERNANCE AND IMPLEMENTATION E1.1Council recognises the importance of developing a planning system for Greater Adelaide that is effective within the broader context of Liveability, Competitiveness, and Sustainability and Climate Change Resilience so it provides certainty for investors, and in this context the City of Marion is looking forward to working in partnership with State Government in the implementation of this Plan. E1.2 The City of Marion strongly supports the concept of Local Government Regional Partnership Forums as a permanent feature in the implementation of the Plan. Council believes these are essential to an effective, ongoing partnership between State and Local Governments, and other relevant agencies, in the development of both Structure Plans and Precinct Requirements to ensure community needs are met and Councils are able to implement the Plan within their resources. However, no information has been 17. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide provided of Forum membership and the roles of the various agencies and the City of Marion believes there should be dialogue on this as soon as possible. E1.3 The designation of transit corridors, activity centres, TODs and growth areas as State Significant Development indicates the policy development and implementation process is centralised within state government. The City of Marion would support the establishment of a Development Corporation/Authority that has a place-making approach to oversee the development of Structure Plan areas and ensure fair and reasonable market value compensation for acquisition of property required, such as the East Perth Redevelopment Authority. Also, the roles of Councils and levels of community engagement (as discussed in C2 Principles of the Plan) requires clarification. E1.4 The Plan indicates six key planning instruments (p. 152) necessary for the Plan's implementation. Council notes that although the Building Code of Australia is not considered a 'planning instrument', it is vital this mechanism supports sustainable development. Identification and description of how this could be achieved could be included as a separate section in Governance and Implementation. In the same vein, Design Guidelines are not a 'planning instrument', but with their development mentioned in relation to a number of policies and targets (pp. 103, 111, 117, 137, 151, 153), consideration could be given to their inclusion as a key tool in the Plan's implementation. E1.5 Council understands that TODs, transit corridors, growth areas and activity centres will all be State Significant Development requiring Structure Plans and therefore subject to a Ministerial DPA. Clarification is required as to whether DPAs for Structure Plan areas are to be Ministerial plans or Council plans. E1.6 With regard to growth areas that are designated State Significant Areas, clarification is required as to whether the Governor will determine all development applications for these areas. This has potential resourcing implications for Councils. E1.7 Council is supportive of the establishment of the Housing and Employment Land Supply Program for Greater Adelaide as a tool for the management of land capacity so it is equitably distributed. This is viewed as critical for the success of the Plan's implementation. It is noted however, that there is no mention of compulsory acquisition of land by the State Government in areas such as TOD sites that have few single large scale owners of land. E1.8 Council is supportive of the Report Card methodology as an effective and efficient method to measure regional performance on an annual basis against the Plan's objectives, and also the State Government's roles in developing and monitoring the Report Card to track any major demographic, economic and environmental changes that will signify a need for policy/target amendments. Careful consideration will need to be given to how targets with qualitative outcomes can be measured. 18. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide OTHER Southern Adelaide Directions Land for Cemetery Use With a projected increase in population of 82,000 in the Southern Region the issue of increasing number of deaths is not addressed in the Plan. As Centennial Park Cemetery is the main provider of burials, cremation and cremation memorial services for the southern suburbs, and land at this site is limited, it would indicate the need for allocation of land for additional cemeteries. As Map F5 only indicates only one new cemetery site in the Hills Face Zone of the City of Onkaparinga, Council considers that an additional site needs to be identified that has easy access by public and private transport and with appropriate infrastructure such as power and water. Map F5 Amendments should be made to the Southern Region Directions map to indicate the location of: o Waterways o New employment land at the Mitsubishi site. 191 City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide APPENDIX 1 Alignment of 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide with City of Marion Strategic Plan 2008-2020 TABLE 1: Alignment of 30 Year Plan Objectives with City of Marion Strategic Plan 30 Year Plan Objectives City of Marion Strategic City of Marion Strategic Plan Directions Plan Strategies Liveability - maintaining & Community Wellbeing Community Wellbeing improving liveability CW2 A liveable city CW2.1 Lead best practice in Less time in cars; CW3 Connecting people and sustainable urban design and more leisure places streetscapes Vibrant arts, cultural CW2.4 Support affordable & and sporting life diverse housing options that meet Affordable housing & community needs cost of living CW3.1 Enable community access Urban design to sustainable transport options balance between past & present Cultural Vitality Cultural Vitality CV3.1 Develop unique and CV3 Expressions of identity vibrant public places that express and belonging local identity and meet local CV4 Preservation of our needs heritage, valuing the past and CV4.1 Develop opportunities to planning for the future record, preserve, manage and CV5 Dynamic cultural & interpret our diverse local heritage artistic activity CV4.2 Foster a culture that plans for the future and values the needs of future generations Competitiveness - Dynamic Economy Dynamic Economy increasing competitiveness DE1 A supportive business DE1.3 Increase local employment Attract jobs environment opportunities and skills Attract investment DE2 A strong, adaptable & development by engaging Retain people in SA diversified economy industry, government and Welcome migrants 0E4 Active business education providers in targeted Excellent education networks, alliances and a initiatives services culture of collaboration DE2.1 Promote the City of Marion Attractive region for as an investment attraction businesses & families location for targeted industry to live & work sectors DE2.3 Ensure that the City of Marion Development Plan supports economic development priorities and a diverse economy DE4.2 Encourage local businesses to be innovative and facilitate links between research institutes and industry Cultural Vitality Cultural Vitality CV2.1 Actively support the CV2 Embracing of diverse development of a multicultural, cultures and communities inclusive and welcoming community 20. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide 30 Year Plan Objectives City of Marion Strategic .City of Marion Strategic Plan Directions Plan Strategies Sustainabillty and climate Community Wellbeing Community Wellbeing change resilience - driving CW1 A liveable city CW2.1 Lead best practice in sustainability, sustainable urban design and environmental protection & streetscapes resilience to climate change Urban growth Healthy Environment Healthy Environment compatible with HE1 Active response to HE1.1 Address the causes of greater sustainability climate change climate change by reducing & climate change HE2 Responsible greenhouse gas emissions resilience management of water resources HE1.2 Develop targeted Adaptation to climate HE3 Enhanced landscapes, programs to adapt to the impacts change habitats & local biodiversity of climate change resulting from Improve water HE6 An environmentally past, current and future efficiency aware and engaged community greenhouse gas emissions improve energy HE2.1 Investigate and implement efficiency alternative water sources and preserve natural maximise water conservation, environment capture and reuse renewable & clean HE3.1 Protect, manage and energy. restore natural inland and coastal habitats HE3.2 Identify and develop ecological corridors HE5.1 Build the capacity of our communities to adapt to the impacts of climate change HE5.2 Encourage individuals and communities to understand and reduce their environmental impacts Dynamic Economy DE3 Leadership in Dynamic Economy environmental best practice and DE3.2 Assist businesses to addressing climate change understand and adapt to the impact of climate change and other environmental issues including: water, waste, energy, fuel, biodiversity, air quality 21. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide TABLE 2: Alignment of 30 Year Plan Principles with City of Marion Strategic Plan 30 Year Plan Principles City of Marion Strategic City of Marion Strategic Plan Directions Plan Strategies A compact and carbon- Community Wellbeing Community Wellbeing efficient city CW2 A liveable city CW2.1 Lead best practice in sustainable urban design and streetscapes CW2.2 Develop and manage sustainable infrastructure including roads, footpaths and drains Housing diversity and choice Community Wellbeing Community Wellbeing CW2 A liveabte city CW2.4 Support affordable and diverse housing options that meet community needs Accessibility .Community Wellbeing Community Wellbeing CW2 A liveable city CW2.3 Improve the built environment by enhancing character, amenity, safety and accessibility Major Strategic Projects SP1.3 Facilitate improved access and infrastructure for the Warradale Shopping Precinct A transit focused and Community Wellbeing Community Wellbeing connected city CW3 Connecting people and CW3.1 Enable community access places to sustainable transport options Major Strategic Projects SP1.1 Further develop the Oaklands park interchange with Transit Oriented Development 8P4.1 Encourage the extension of the Tonsley train line to science Park and Flinders Precinct SP4.3 Support an improved North-South corridor on South Road SP5.2 Encourage Transit Oriented Development in Edwardstown/Castle Plaza Key City Development Projects KP3.1 Design and construct a Tramway Park along the Marion section of the Adelaide- Gleneig tramway corridor 22. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide 30 Year Plan Principles City of Marion Strategic City of Marion Strategic Plan Directions Plan Strategies World-class design and Community Wellbeing Community Wellbeing vibrancy CW2 - A liveable city CW2.1 Lead best practice in sustainable urban design and streetscapes Cultural Vitality Cultural Vitality CV3 - Expressions of identity CV3.1 Develop unique and and belonging vibrant public places that express local identity and meet local needs Social inclusion and fairness Community Wellbeing Community Wellbeing CW1 - Strong and engaged CW1.2 Encourage an inclusive communities community that values diversity and engagement Cultural Vitality Cultural Vitality CV2.1 Actively support the CV2 - Embracing of diverse development of a multicultural, cultures and communities inclusive and welcoming community Heritage and character Cultural Vitality Cultural Vitality CV4 - Preservation of our CV4.1 Develop opportunities to heritage, valuing the past and record, preserve, manage and planning for the future interpret our diverse local heritage CV4.2 Foster a culture that plans for the future and values the needs of future generations A healthy and safe city Community Wellbeing Community Wellbeing CW1 - Strong and engaged CW1.3 Support a strong sense of communities safety in our community CW3 - Connecting people and CW3.1 Enable community access places to sustainable transport options CW4 - Healthy lifestyles and CW3.2 Provide a road and street healthy communities network that promotes safe movement of all traffic CW3.3 Provide or support equitable access for all to services and facilities CW4.1 Develop open spaces and recreation facilities that support active communities and healthy environments Affordable living Community Wellbeing Community Wellbeing CW2 - A liveable city CW2.1 Lead best practice in CW3 Connecting people and sustainable urban design and places streetscapes CW2.4 Support affordable and diverse housing options that meet community needs CW3.1 Enable community access to sustainable transport options 23. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide 30 Year Plan Principles City of Marion Strategic City of Marion Strategic Plan Directions Plan Strategies Economic growth and Dynamic Economy Dynamic Economy competitiveness DE1 A supportive business DE1.3 Increase local employment environment opportunities and skills DE2 A strong, adaptable & development by engaging diversified economy industry, government and DE4 Active business education providers in targeted networks, alliances and a initiatives culture of collaboration DE2.1 Promote the City of Marion as an investment attraction Major Projects location for targeted industry SP2.1 Maximise the focal sectors employment opportunities DE2.3 Ensure that the City of associated with the Hallett Marion Development Plan Cove Shopping Centre supports economic development SP4.2 Encourage a priorities and a diverse economy sustainable employment and DE4.2 Encourage local manufacturing solution for the businesses to be innovative and former Mitsubishi site facilitate links between research institutes and industry Climate change resilience Healthy Environment HE1.1 Address the causes of HE1 Active response to climate change by reducing climate change greenhouse 'gas emissions HE5 An environmentally HE1.2 Develop targeted aware and engaged community programs to adapt to the impacts of climate change resulting from . past, current and future greenhouse gas emissions HE5.2 Encourage individuals and communities to understand and reduce their environmental impacts Dynamic Economy Dynamic Economy DE3.2 Assist businesses to DE3 Leadership in understand and adapt to the environmental best practice impact of climate change and and addressing climate change other environmental issues including: water, waste, energy, fuel, biodiversity, air quality Environmental protection Healthy Environment Healthy Environment HE2 Responsible HE2.1 Investigate and implement management of water alternative water sources and resources maximise water conservation, HE3 Enhanced landscapes, capture and reuse . habitats & local biodiversity HE3.1 Protect, manage and HE5 An environmentally restore natural inland and coastal aware and engaged community habitats HE3.2 Identify and develop ecological corridors HE5.2 Encourage individuals and communities to understand and reduce their environmental impacts 24. City of Marion Submission on the Draft 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide 30 Year Plan Principles City of Marion Strategic City of Marion Strategic Plan Directions Plan Strategies Major Projects SP3.1 Facilitate the establishment of the Great Southern Urban Forest Key City Development Projects KP1.1 Design and establish new wetlands at Oaklands Park KP1.2 Design and establish new wetlands at Glade Crescent, Hallett Cove KP1.4 Implement redesign of Heron Way Reserve, car park and coastal erosion KP5.1 Redevelopment of Sturt River Linear Park from hills to coast 25.