About the Redevelopment

The SAJC is seeking a partner to create an innovative, sustainable, integrated, and connected residential and mixed-use development at Morphettville Racecourse.


The South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) is a membership-based, not-for-profit thoroughbred horse racing club  that operates as an Unincorporated Entity. It owns and manages Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide, South Australia.

SAJC has been developing a Concept Master Plan to unlock the value in its Morphettville site to enable significant reinvestment in its facilities for the benefit of members, the racing industry, the community and the State.

The Concept Master Plan envisages redevelopment of up to 10 hectares of re-zoned land for medium-density residential, retail, hospitality and commercial use.

SAJC now invites proponents or consortia (Respondents) to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to partner with the club to deliver this redevelopment.

SAJC has a strong desire to work with a development partner for the life of the project; an organisation that will share the vision, manage the build and deliver on the sales and marketing.

The club also encourages Respondents to view the Concept Master Plan as a flexible document to be developed and refined in partnership.


Key attributes of the development opportunity:

Freehold, residential zoned and mixed-use land owned by the SAJC.

Up to 10 hectares of developable land owned by SAJC along Anzac Highway, bordering the racecourse and fronting Park Street.

Just eight kilometres to the CBD, 12 minutes to Adelaide Airport and less than 10 minutes to Glenelg beach.

Exceptional access to public transport links.

Represents enormous untapped potential as a significant redevelopment opportunity in Adelaide’s western suburbs.

For the future of the State’s premier racing venue.

Morphettville is the beating heart of racing in SA.

It hosts 50+ race days every year plus numerous community events, concerts, conferences.

The Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival is a highlight on the Australian racing calendar, starting with Adelaide Cup and including Group 1 races the Robert Sangster Stakes, Australasian Oaks, SA Derby and The Goodwood.

Morphettville is also the State’s largest training base and conducts trackwork 150+ times a year.

The SAJC has invested heavily in infrastructure – including wetlands, new tracks, improved spectator and training facilities – but more is needed to underpin a vibrant future for Morphettville and its position as a premier event and tourism destination.

A Concept Master Plan has been developed by the SAJC, which envisages a comprehensive
redevelopment of 10 hectares of re-zoned land along Anzac Highway, bordering the racecourse and fronting Park Street for medium-density residential, retail, hospitality and commercial use.

This is an enabler project designed to maximise the potential of the site and unlock latent value for the SAJC, which will be invested back into the club’s facilities to ensure Morphettville remains at the forefront of South Australian racing and can continue to be enjoyed by future generations.

  • Income derived from the redevelopment project will play an important role in the SAJC realising its vision for the future of Morphettville, which includes:
  • Redeveloping the main grandstand;
  • Revitalising the heritage grandstand;
  • Developing new member, event and entertainment
  • Investing in further improvements to critical racing

Once complete, a redeveloped Morphettville will unlock additional revenue streams for the SAJC and support local jobs, ensuring this project provides long-term value for the club, its members and the wider community.

An outstanding opportunity

An integrated Master Plan connecting vibrant residential, retail, community and racing, to create a unique lifestyle precinct.

The SAJC presents a unique offering in the South Australian market to create a transformational, high impact development at a location of significant untapped potential in Adelaide’s western suburbs.

Situated on Adelaide’s premier corridor linking the city to the sea, the Morphettville site offers significant potential, enviable amenities and seamless access to key public transport links. This is an exceptionally rare opportunity to access development ready mixed-use land just eight kilometres from the CBD and less than 10 minutes from Glenelg beach.

Guided by the Concept Master Plan, a suitable Participant will share the club’s vision for the future of the Morphettville and partner with the SAJC for the life of the project to deliver a unique lifestyle development that maximises the site’s potential.

The Concept Master Plan envisions a two-stage development process incorporating residential, commercial, retail and community spaces.

The higher density stage one would see the construction of 150 modern lifestyle apartments and a 120 room hotel sitting atop a retail podium comprising a tavern, supermarket, speciality retail and hospitality with direct access to the tramline.

Stage two includes approximately 400 low rise apartments, terraces, and townhouses with the two stages linked by a new pedestrian plaza.

The redevelopment would also include the creation of new grand civic entrance to the racecourse and a residential village through the transformation of the heritage grandstand into a café and community hub.

The SAJC is seeking a suitable development partner to work with the club and bring to life this vision for future for the Morphettville precinct.

As a qualified Participant, you will have the proven experience to deliver a high-quality medium and high density mixed-used urban development with appealing public spaces and innovative built form.

While the Concept Master Plan developed by the SAJC envisages specific development outcomes, it should be viewed as flexible and open to further refinement in partnership with the club.

The SAJC seeks submissions from interested Participants to deliver on the objectives for the
Morphettville redevelopment as outlined in this EOI.

For more information about specific project planning approvals, please refer to the State Government website:

www.sa.gov.au/topics/planningand- property/development-plans/ amendments-to-developmentplans-proposed-by-the-minister/ approved-2020/Morphettville-Racecourse-amendment

Register your Interest

To register your interest in the Expression of Interest process for the Morphettville Redevelopment.