Dry Creek Salt pans looks to provide 10,000 homes

Saltfields Dry CreekA plan to build homes on the Dry Creek salt pans is back on the agenda after being shelved in 2008 as reported by AdelaideNow.

The salt pans owner, Ridley Corporation, is in talks with the State Government about building 10,000 homes on land west of Salisbury Highway and Port Wakefield Rd.

Ridley Corporation chief executive John Murray said Ridley was working with the State Government, which owns land north of the salt pans, to develop a master plan for the project.

“Obviously there is a lot of underlying value in the land for the possibility of residential development and a significant opportunity to have housing there,” Mr Murray told the News Review Messenger this week.

Some of the development ideas mooted in 2008 included a 40ha town centre, a saltwater recreational lake and a marina.