City Plan – Adelaide 2036

Why do we need a City Plan?

Developing and growing a city is a considered and thoughtful process.

City Plan will deliver a framework to guide growth and influence how we all experience the city into the next decade.

It will help us drive economic vitality, prioritise social wellbeing, manage environmental sustainability and deal with potential challenges quickly and easily to create a sense of community and connectedness.​

Building on existing plans and commitments, our City Plan will promote city growth that is centred around the needs of its people, now and into the future.

City Plan will help current and future residents, businesses and investors feel confident about investing in our growing city.

What is City Plan?

City Plan is an urban design and strategic planning process that outlines our spatial vision, goals, and strategies for future sustainable growth and development across the City of Adelaide into the next decade.

City Plan will be a guide:

To reshape the city based on a long-term vision, with a 10-year delivery focus

For future growth and development of the city

For future city experiences

To inform future decisions about infrastructure and development.

    What is involved in developing our City Plan?

    The development of City Plan integrates current data and information with the expertise and ideas of many different people.

    City of Adelaide is using the latest technology to create a live digital 3D mapping and strategic urban planning tool.

    This spatial vision will reflect what people want the future of Adelaide to be. To do this, we need to get together and talk about how we want to live, work, learn, eat, play, and connect in our capital city in the future.

    Together with our partners in state government and communities across the city, City of Adelaide will develop a City Plan which aims to shape the kind of future that our communities want.

    Project timeline

    1. Council discussions
      19 April 2022 - Council Workshop
      August 2022 - City Plan Story
    2. Context and Issues Papers
      October 2022 - Precedents Report
    3. Investigations
      Into Land supply, Social Infrastructure, Economic Profile, Data Mapping
    4. Urban Design Principles and Scenarios
      2 May 2023 - Council workshop with Consultancy Team
      6 June 2023 - Committee Meeting workshop
    5. Targeted Stakeholder Engagement
      1 September - 15 September 2023
    6. Community Engagement on the Draft City Plan
      January - April 2024
    7. Final City Plan
      June 2024

    Where are we up to?

    The project is now in the Targeted Stakeholder Engagement phase, engaging with subject matter experts and thought leaders across a broad range of areas relevant to the City of Adelaide.

    Outcomes and learnings from this engagement will be reflected in the draft City Plan.

    The draft City Plan will then be shared with the community for feedback in early 2024.

    The community will be asked questions about different scenarios and ideas before City Plan is delivered.

    Useful resources

    Explore Adelaide in its current state and find out more about city planning.

    Explore our city using digital maps

    Learn more about Adelaide

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