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Integrated Business Plan

2017-18 Integrated Business Plan

The Integrated Business Plan is the key annual operational and financial planning document of the City of Adelaide. It describes what services and projects the City of Adelaide plans to provide in the upcoming financial year, and how it plans to allocate its budget.

It has been developed in the context of delivering Council’s long term strategic direction as set out in the Strategic Management Plan documents. These documents are required by the Local Government Act 1999 and include the:

  • City of Adelaide 2016-20 Strategic Plan; and
  • Asset Management Plans.

These plans outline the City of Adelaide's objectives over a four-year period. The Strategic Plan provides a vision for the City - Adelaide is a welcoming and dynamic city full of rich and diverse experiences. They show how Council intends to achieve its vision through sustainable growth and seeking to balance the City of Adelaide’s responsibility to provide quality and value in local government services for ratepayers, with its wider responsibilities under the City of Adelaide Act 1998 in managing the City and the Park Lands on behalf of residents of the City and all city users.

The Strategic Plan and Integrated Business Plan are directly aligned. The Integrated Business Plan is presented under the four themes identified in the Strategic Plan: Smart, Green, Liveable and Creative.

This year's Integrated Business Plan is the result of a rigorous process of review and challenge to every aspect of Council’s projected revenue and expenditure with a strong focus on efficiency and alignment to the 2016-20 Strategic Plan. It has incorporated significant challenging of resources required to deliver on our objectives and a high level of interrogation of business needs across the organisation.

Download the 2017-18 Integrated Business Plan
Download the 2017-18 Key Projects Map
Download the 2017-18 Rates Brochure
Download the 2017-18 Fees and Charges

Highlights for the year ahead

  • Leveraging growth from new development activity in the City to relieve cost of living and cost pressures on City residents and businesses by freezing the rate in the dollar for the third consecutive year
  • Strong commitment to a significant and sustained funding for investment in the City’s capital works program of $43 million p.a. over the next three years
  • Continuing Council’s investment in the Rundle Mall Master Plan with a redesign and upgrade of Gawler Place to be more people-focussed and provide an improved streetscape
  • Progressing climate change initiatives to deliver our strategic goal for the City of Adelaide to be the one of the world’s first carbon neutral cities
  • Exploring new and innovative ways to enhance the visitor experience through smart technologies and working with partners such as the South Australian Tourism Commission to leverage Adelaide’s key markets
  • Delivering community celebrations, such as Christmas in the City, Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve and Australia Day in the City, that are open and inclusive and provide a safe and family friendly environment in the City
  • Creating an exciting and vibrant connect between the Adelaide Central Market and the Adelaide Riverbank in partnership with the State Government
  • Working with our Strategic Partners (such as Adelaide Convention Bureau, Renew Adelaide, Study Adelaide, Festivals Adelaide and Music SA) to promote Adelaide as a destination to do business, study, visit and perform
  • Creating a Smart City through growing a smart, liveable and sustainable city with enhanced customer experience, enabled by smart technology (Smart Organisation)
  • Delivering a collection of memories and stories shared by Aboriginal Elders and members of local Aboriginal communities through exhibitions in a variety of locations
  • Providing sponsorship/grant funding support to assist art, cultural and community groups and organisations to deliver inspiring art, cultural and multicultural activities, events, programs or services
  • Delivery of a well-balanced transport network to promote a more accessible city whilst working towards reducing the City’s carbon emission through projects such as City Bikeways and contribution to the light rail extension
  • Supporting owners in the conservation, upgrade and use of their heritage places through the Heritage Incentives Scheme and Mainstreet Historic Façade Improvement Scheme
  • Attracting new financial investment and businesses to establish in the City, and support existing businesses to grow their presence in the City and expand into overseas markets
  • Providing support to city businesses through the development and promotion of the ‘Welcome Adelaide’ WeChat platform, facilitating an enhanced Chinese visitor experience
  • Progressing the Central Market Arcade Redevelopment into a thriving, mixed-use location to grow the market offer with expanded and complementary retail and market activities

Full details of the 2017-18 Integrated Business Plan are also available at Council’s Customer Service Centre (25 Pirie Street, Adelaide), libraries and community centres.

Past Integrated Business Plans (Business Plan & Budgets)
 2016-17 2016-17 Integrated Business Plan
 2015-16 2015-16 Integrated Business Plan
 2014-15 2014-15 Business Plan and Budget
 2013-14 2013-14 Business Plan and Budget
 2012-13 2012-13 Business Plan and Budget
 2011-12 2011-12 Business Plan and Budget
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