$150m housing plan for historic winery a step closer

Accolade Wines in Old Reynella. Picture: Colin James

Councillors ended up divided on whether the Enhancement Prepare Amendment to transform the site’s zoning to let housing for the previous Accolade Wines and Distribution Centre need to shift ahead, following intense negotiations and community consultation.

Councillors pointed to the actuality that citizens have protested from developer Tarac’s proposal to develop new properties, an work zone and a community hub on the historic web site on the corner of Reynell and Panalatinga roads.

Pioneer settler John Reynell began a vineyard on the land soon after arriving in South Australia

from Devon in 1838.

His vines produced South Australia’s very first industrial wine in 1842.

Councillor Martin Bray stated the web site was “the starting of the Metropolis of Onkaparinga” and that this program did not arrive “anywhere near” what the community wanted for it.

Councillor Alayna de Graaf stated it experienced the possible to be Aged Reynella’s “Carrick Hill” if it was restored adequately.

Even so, Councillor Invoice Jamieson stated the council experienced “pushed as far” as it could and did not want to finish up in a authorized stoush with Tarac, who purchased the land in 2016.

Councillor Heidi Greaves stated “really fantastic concessions” experienced been attained.

“The supplemental allotment dimension is a get for (present) citizens and for possible purchasers into the web site,” Cr Greaves stated.

Eventually, councillors ended up tied on whether to advance the program and ship the modification to Preparing Minister Stephan Knoll for approval.

As a result, Mayor Erin Thompson experienced to break up the vote and made a decision to aid switching the 32ha site’s zoning to let housing indicating the council experienced listened to residents’ fears.

Her selection follows months of negotiations in between Onkaparinga Council and Tarac about its proposal.

The council has successfully limited medium density development absent from the present properties.

The minimal allotment dimension has also been amplified to 400sq m for housing on the southern and western boundaries and targeted visitors and obtain advancements – such as retaining Burgoyne Travel as the most important residential obtain – have been made.

Tarac has also agreed to involve extra than the demanded 12.five per cent of environmentally friendly area by introducing further paths.

The Preparing Minister might acknowledge the Enhancement Prepare Amendment as submitted by the council or he might propose amendments.