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Onkaparinga Employment Lands Study

Intermethod delivered a comprehensive review of the extensive employment lands within the City of Onkaparinga.

The project was undertaken in order to identify existing land supply, future demand, opportunities and risks in a new economy and identify a set of actions and plans for the future. The study was instigated in response to changing employment patterns and a general decline in the traditional employment base.


Social considerations and future employment trends were reviewed as part of the project. The Study sought to create a holistic vision and support a program of actions to further embed Council’s economic growth agenda.


Key tasks delivered by Intermethod included:

  • detailed assessment of current land uses, including:
  • vacancy rates, land capability, land utilisation, demand, employment land use capacity
  • review of existing planning policies
  • mapping of constraints and opportunities
  • change site analysis
  • development of the draft Study
  • development of recommendations for each employment area
  • series of reviews and amendments.


The Study is used for investigation in support of Development Plan amendments and strategic planning.

Sample pages of our work

City of Onkaparinga




Adelaide, SA


community planning, policy and strategy, best practice research, stakeholder engagement, report writing

Policy and strategy, Urban and regional planning