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This zone is the focus for business and commercial services for the north-east region of metropolitan Adelaide. 

In the future, it will: 

  • Continue to attract a strong mix of businesses and local jobs 
  • Include new medium to high density housing, with smaller and innovative designs 
  • Include more mixed use developments 
  • Offer a more convenient lifestyle, close to services, shops, public transport and the O-Bahn. 

The changes to zoning will create a vibrant precinct. New developments will be located and designed to connect well with public places. It’ll be easier to walk and cycle, access public transport and socialise in our local area. 

We’ll be encouraging building uses that generate activity outside standard business hours and occupy vacant or underused spaces. As well, we’ll be championing friendlier building design with windows, doors and openings instead of blank walls.

Refer to: Concept Plan Map TTG/15 - Urban Core Building Heights in the Development Plan - page 518

Density in the Urban Core zone

Our new guidelines require residential density to be more than 60 dwellings per hectare when combined with other land use, such as retail or commercial. For residential only developments, this increases to more than 67 dwellings per hectare. 

Key requirements:

Minimum setback from primary road frontage: 3m unless stated otherwise on Map TTG/18

Minimum setback from secondary road frontage: No minimum (0.9m in Transition Area)

Minumum setback from side boundaries: No minimum however the following design requirements apply in Transition Area:

  • 0m for 1 storey for max length of 10m 
  • 1m for 2 storey 
  • 2m for 3 storey 
  • 3m for 4 storey and above 

Minimum setback from rear boundary:

  • 0m except at interface locations shown on TTG/5
  • 3m at interface locations shown on TTG/5
    Note: Rear setbacks may need to be increased to reduce potential impacts caused by overshadowing or building size.

Minimum setback from a rear access way: No minimum where the access way is 6.5m or more

Minimum number of onsite car parking spaces: Residential development:

  • 0 per studio - no separate bedroom
  • 0.75 per one bedroom dwelling
  • 1 per two bedroom dwelling
  • 1.25 per three bedroom dwelling plus 0.25 per dwelling for visitors

Residential density: Greater than 60 dwellings per hectare when combined with another type of land use, such as retail or commercial and greater than 67 dwellings per hectare when the development is residential only.

Please note: The above is a summary only - refer to TTG Development Plan for Desired Character Statements for each zone and policy area and for design requirements relating to specific development and sites.

Main Street Policy Area 10
We’ll support the development of this area along Reservoir Road as a contemporary version of a main street. It will balance a main road function with a lively main street experience where you’ll find mainly shops, restaurants, cafés, community services and entertainment.

Access our Urban Design Advisory service for helpful design advice to achieve the best design, planning and development outcomes.

For more information on developing in Modbury, contact our Planning team on 8397 7444.

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