Future of the Repatriation General Hospital site

The State Government entered into a Contract for Sale over the Repatriation General Hospital (Repat) site with South Australian, non-for-profit organisation ACH Group in June 2017.

ACH Group’s stated vision is to transform the Repat site to create a vibrant, mixed-use health and wellbeing precinct.

The State Government has a Land Management Agreement contained with the Contract for Sale describing what the land may be used for in perpetuity – healthcare, ageing, learning, education and community related purposes.

This Agreement also ensures the Repat Chapel, SPF Hall and Remembrance Garden will be enhanced and upgraded so that they are appropriate for use by the public, and their presence and future use on the site will be protected.

ACH Group has undertaken community engagement with a range of stakeholders, including Veterans and the general public. ACH Group is also undertaking ongoing discussions with specialist service providers to explore options to partner in the on-site delivery of services.

ACH Group is currently preparing a Master Plan for the site and this is expected to be finalised before the end of 2017, at which time site handover is scheduled to take place.

Vision for renewal of the Repat

The State Government shares the vision for renewal of the Repat as an exciting mixed-use site that best meets the current and future needs of many –residents, workers students, visitors and also the local community. This vision may be delivered on site by:

  • health and aged care services, including transition care and day hospital services
  • education and training facilities
  • residential accommodation for different community groups such as residential aged care, affordable housing, student housing
  • open green spaces, gardens and cafes that will be available for the whole community to use
  • Veterans’ services
  • allied health services including medical imaging, pathology and pharmacy.

ACH Group has committed to protecting and repurposing the heritage buildings wherever possible and preserving the spirit of the site to which many in the community have a very strong connection.

A small part of the Repat site incorporating Transition Care at ViTA, Orthotics, Prosthetics SA and associated car parking will be retained by SA Health. Repat Radiology (also part of SA Health) is also expected to continue on the site for at least three years.

Public consultation on rezoning

The Minister for Planning has released the Repatriation General Hospital and Surrounding Areas DPA for public consultation from Tuesday, 29 August 2017 to Monday, 23 October 2017.

This Development Plan Amendment (DPA) has been prepared concurrently with a strategic development framework and strategy planning process being undertaken by ACH Group and reflects community and stakeholder feedback about the desired future of the site. The DPA together with the strategic framework analysis will form the basis to develop the final site master plan.

As part of the consultation process, you may:

  • comment on the DPA by making a written submission to the State Planning Commission
  • attend the public meeting on Tuesday 31 October if you wish to be heard by the State Planning Commission or raise any matter not previously raised in your written submission.

Written submissions are sought by 5.00 pm on Monday 23 October 2017.

Interested in finding out more?

Two public drop-in sessions have been arranged where officers from SA Health and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure will be available to answer questions.

The sessions will be held as follows:

Session 1 - Blackwood

Thursday 21 September
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Blackwood Memorial Hall
21 Coromandel Parade, Blackwood

Session 2 - Cumerland Park

Wednesday 27 September
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Cumberland Park Community Centre
390 Goodwood Road, Cumberland Park

For further information

For further details about the proposed changes to the land use rules applying to the area affected by the DPA and the consultation process, please see the fact sheet (PDF 195KB) or view the DPA and other details at website.

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