The Potential Social Impact of the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide on the Cities of Campbelltown and Mount Barker, South Australia

By Jharana Bhattarai Aryal.

Published by Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies

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The purpose of the study entitled ‘The Potential Social Impact of the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide on the Cities of Campbelltown and Mount Barker, South Australia’ was to find out the potential social impact of the 30-year plan for greater Adelaide based on the responses of local planners, the planning councillors and scholars as well as the study of published literatures. This research assessed the social needs and issues like population growth, availability of community services, capacity of the council to address these challenges, etc. which need to be addressed in the planning to create more liveable, environment friendly place. It also highlighted the importance of social planning while we plan our cities. The potential social impacts in this study reflect on the possible impacts and effects on the human being through the plan and its implementation process. Basically the impacts specific demographic changes, employment issues, economic stability or financial security, and impacts on family life were considered in Social impact of the proposed ‘The 30-year Plan for Greater Adelaide’.

This research found that the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide has momentous role to shape the future of South Australia and South Australians. The plan has very impressive aims and objectives. However, to achieve the sustainable development plan needs to review its specific policies like projection of population growth, plan of growth in fringe areas, employment opportunities for the growth, capacity to provide the community facilities to the targeted population. The findings of the study also show that the plan is focused on spatial expression and ignores of social features which always come together with the corporeal aspects.

Keywords: Social Impacts of Urban Planning, Density and Planning, 30-Year Plan For Greater Adelaide, Community Services

Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.185-194. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 581.304KB).

Jharana Bhattarai Aryal

Recent Graduate, Urban and Regional Planning, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

I am originally belongs to Nepal, has other masters degree of rural development from Nepal. I have worked for UNDP (Rural Urban Partnership program for 4 years). Then I was involved in community and social Planning in Global Action Nepal, Uk as a program Coordinator for two years. After then, I joined the UniSA for the specific knowledge in Urban and regional Planning. Now I am planning to pursue research based on planning.