Lightsview is widely celebrated for having set the benchmark for the delivery of master-planned communities in South Australia, and the development of a new feature lake is a testament to that.
The much-anticipated lake and its surrounds is positioned alongside East Parkway, Lightsview’s main thoroughfare. The new lake offers a real sense of arrival for residents and visitors alike. It stands to reason why the lake has been hailed “Lightsview’s new centrepiece”.
The lake will provide a real hub for locals and has undoubtedly further positioned Lightsview as a destination. Already known for its high-quality parks and reserves, residents will now be spoilt for choice with the new precinct seeing a total of $7m invested into the community.
The new park network will include seating nooks and places for the adults to seek respite, whilst children of all ages will treasure the water feature and numerous landscaped play spaces. Along with a new Sales and Information Centre and neighbouring café currently being constructed, this really will become the new heart of the community.
Development Director Alan Miller says the lake and surrounding park network will only further enrich the Lightsview resident experience.
“We promised a real sense of place when arriving home at Lightsview and we’re indisputably delivering on that promise,” said Alan.
With all that the lake stands to offer, the team is certainly remaining to true to its word of an enviable lifestyle for residents of Lightsview.
Proposed multi million dollar injection into the Lightsview community
The $15 million sports and recreation centre at Lightsview is a very real certainty with the State Government recently gifting a portion of the former Ross Smith Secondary School site to the Port Adelaide Enfield Council, for the purpose of creating the planned recreation centre.
In a partnership with the State Government, Council will deliver an exciting multi-purpose community facility on the 2ha site, located on the corner of Hampstead Road and East Parkway. The facility will become home to a minimum of four indoor multi-use courts and space for community meetings and activities.
Council is planning to onsite prior to the end of the year and is aiming to complete works by mid-2018.
A Hungry Jack's restaurant is amongst several new businesses to commence on a commercial site fronting Hampstead Road. The approval from the Development Assessment Commission paves the way for this business to be joined by a mix of other potential businesses, with other dining, office and retail options being considered.
Located adjacent to the East Parkway entrance to Lightsview, the commercial site will have to it's north a multi-court basketball facility, proposed by the Port Adelaide Enfield Council. And to the south, it will be framed by the new Stepping Stone Childcare Centre (located in the former David Campbell Performing Arts Centre). In this area there is a master planned reserve and wetlands are also currently under construction. It is expected that developers of these sites will progressively enhance the offerings with new announcements over the coming 12 months.
"The growing support of the planned commercial and retail precincts in our master-plan is great to see, particularly after much hard work since the development's launch in 2008. We think the new amenity and dining options will be welcomed not only by the Lightsview community, but also by those living outside the suburb," said Lightsview Development Director, Alan Miller.