The Seacliff Park brownfield site, about to become the site of a medium density residential development, has a rich history.
Dilapidated industrial buildings, areas of stockpiled “fill” and vandalism on the site have contributed to the poor visual appearance of the land in the last 30 years.
While it has been vacant and derelict for decades, it is a former industrial site with many multiple uses over time.
Located within the suburbs of Seacliff, Seacliff Park and Marino; it is mostly in Marion Council, however a small portion along Scholefield Road is in the City of Holdfast Bay. The site is located prominently at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Scholefield Road.
The site’s history includes
- Adelaide Brighton Cement used it as a site for the production and storage of cement
- Asphalt Plant
- Monier Tiles used the site for the making of coloured cement tiles
- Lorenzin Contractors used the site for the storage of heavy machinery and earth moving equipment
Over the years, a portion of the site was also used to dump rubbish. Parts of the site are known to be contaminated.
The site has now been sold to the Gasparin Group with the intent of developing it for residential housing.
The community has had a long association with this problematic site and has campaigned about its impacts on the community for the over 40 years. In more recent times the general consensus has been that the development of the site is welcomed, subject to the details.
The progress has been sporadic and slow. The re-zoning process has been complex and stalled several times due to key stakeholder negotiations between Boral, the Developer and SA Govt.
The adjoining Linwood Quarry (Boral) will continue to operate for the next 200 years.