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Adelaide's New Land Estates: The Future of Housing in South Australia

Adelaide's real estate industry is about to experience a significant transformation as the government has announced the release of new land estates in the north and south of the city [1][2]. The latest move is part of the government's plan to provide affordable housing options for South Australians while addressing the housing shortage in the state.

In this blog, we'll dive into the details of the new land estates and their potential impact on the local housing market. We'll explore the different developments underway, including the much-awaited Sofitel Adelaide, and the impact of the influx of new housing supply on house prices.

Adelaide's New Land Estates: A Game-Changer for Affordable Housing

The South Australian government is set to release new land estates in the northern and southern suburbs of Adelaide. These estates will create 1,900 new homes in the city [1]. The move is expected to provide affordable housing options for low- and middle-income earners, with house and land packages priced around $400,000.

The New Developments in Adelaide

Hackham, Sellicks Beach, Dry Creek, and Concordia

At least 23,700 homes will be built on land to be rezoned as residential at Hackham and Sellicks Beach in Adelaide's south and at Dry Creek and Concordia in the north. The government said at least 15 per cent of the homes built will be affordable housing [2].

Sofitel Adelaide

The Palumbo Group is close to completing its $150-million development that will house Sofitel Adelaide, Adelaide's first new five-star hotel in three decades. The 250-guest room hotel is part of a 32-story mixed-use tower - one of the tallest residential developments in South Australia. Of the 32 stories, the first 24 will be residential apartments, while the remaining floors will be used for the hotel [3].

The Impact on the Housing Market

With the influx of new housing supply, the Adelaide housing market is expected to experience a shift in prices. While there may be a short-term decrease in house prices, the long-term impact is expected to be positive. The increase in supply will encourage competition among developers and create more options for buyers, potentially leading to a more affordable housing market in the long run.


Adelaide's new land estates are set to revolutionize the housing market in South Australia. With the government's commitment to providing affordable housing options for low- and middle-income earners, these new estates will provide an opportunity for more South Australians to achieve the dream of homeownership. The new developments, including the Sofitel Adelaide, are expected to have a significant impact on the local housing market and the city's economy in the long run.


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