Strategies, plans & policies directory

The Active City Strategy contains a series of strategies aimed at achieving four key outcomes over a 10 year period; ‘great spaces to be physically active’, ‘financially sustainable facilities’, ‘people choose to be physically active in the City’ and ‘community led sports opportunities’.
The Adelaide Central Market Authority Charter establishes the Authority subsidiary pursuant to Section 42 of the Local Government Act 1999.
The Adelaide Park Lands Authority Charter establishes the Authority as required under the Adelaide Park Lands Act 2005 and sets out its operations.
A register of leases and licences held by third parties over community land.
The Adelaide Park Lands Events Management Plan provides the management framework for Council and the community to adhere to in holding events in the Park Lands. It aims to strike a balance between growing events in the Park Lands, caring for the Park Lands and acknowledging the needs of local residents, businesses and the local community.
The purpose of this document is to support, through the granting of leases and licenses, the undertaking of sporting and commercial activities on the Park Lands which underpin their use and activation for both formal and informal recreation.
The Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy is an aspirational document developed by the Adelaide Park Lands Authority, a statutory body established by the Adelaide Park Lands Act 2005, to manage the iconic Park Lands.  It has been endorsed by City of Adelaide and now the Minister and the State Government will be asked to endorse the document too.
This document provides a visual representation of leases held over Council's properties in the Park Lands
Visual representation of licences held over the Park Lands
The Application of Delegations Policy sets out how delegations will be exercised in carrying out the functions of Council.
This Infrastructure and Asset Management plan focuses on the management of the City of Adelaide’s property and buildings. This plan specifies the life cycle requirements for effective management, inspection and replacement of this asset group and outlines the financial implications and standards to be adhered to. The Asset Management plan is a tool which combines management, financial, engineering and technical practices to ensure the level of service required by customers is provided at the most economical cost to the community.
This Infrastructure and Asset Management plan focuses on the management of the City of Adelaide’s lighting, electrical and CCTV network. This plan is intended to demonstrate how Council will achieve this outcome by applying the principles of responsible asset management planning.
Asset management plan covering the Park Lands and open space elements including trees, irrigation, landscaped areas.
This Infrastructure and Asset Management plan focuses on the management of the City of Adelaide’s transportation network. This plan specifies the life cycle requirements for effective management, inspection and replacement of this asset group and outlines the financial implications and standards to be adhered to.
This Infrastructure and Asset Management plan focuses on the management of the City of Adelaide’s Urban Elements. This plan specifies the life cycle requirements for effective management, inspection and replacement of this asset group and outlines the financial implications and standards to be adhered to.
This Infrastructure and Asset Management plan focuses on the management of the City of Adelaide’s Torrens Lake assets and stormwater drainage network. This plan specifies the life cycle requirements for effective management, inspection and replacement of this asset group and outlines the financial implications and standards to be adhered to.
This policy sets out the key Corporate Asset Management policies associated with the effective management of the City's assets.
The Building Inspection and Development Compliance Policy is required under section 71A of the Development Act 1993 and provides the support and direction required to undertake building inspections by authorised officers.
To provide for a permit system, set penalties for breaches of by-laws, provide for certain matters pertaining to liability and evidence, set regulatory requirements, clarify the construction of Council's by-laws and for related purposes.
To protect visual amenity and public safety on roads by setting standards for moveable signs and providing conditions for the design, construction and placement of such signs in a manner which recognises the advertising needs of businesses to maximise economic viability.
For the management of all land vested in or under the care, control and management of the Council.
For the management of roads vested in or under the control of the Council.
For the prevention and suppression of nuisances, obstructions and risks to public health by regulating and controlling the management of public places, kerbside removal of domestic, recyclable and green organic waste from premises, for regulating the management of Council property and otherwise for the good rule and government of the area and for the comfort, convenience and safety of its inhabitants.
A person must not smoke in Rundle Mall or in the vicinity of Rundle Mall.
To limit the number of dogs that can be kept on premises and to provide for the control and management of dogs in the Council area.
To provide for the control and management of cats in the Council area.
For the controlling, licensing, inspecting and regulating of lodging houses
Describes the provision and recording of cabling technology throughout the City of Adelaide.
Our Carbon Neutral Strategy 2015-2025 details our aspiration for Adelaide to be the world’s first carbon neutral city.
Describes how Council will operate during an election period.
The ‘Christmas in the City’ Strategy and Action Plan sets out an overarching framework to inform the provision and delivery of Christmas celebrations in the City of Adelaide, including decorations, lighting, activities, events, retail activations and promotions.
Following extensive public consultation and stakeholder engagement Council has arrived at a vision for the City: Adelaide is a welcoming and dynamic city full of rich and diverse experiences. The City of Adelaide 2016-2020 Strategic Plan tells Adelaide’s growth story and articulates an agenda for strong growth over the next four years. The Strategic Plan consists of four key themes Smart, Green, Liveable and Creative, underpinned by objectives and 110 actions to demonstrate Council’s commitment to tangible results.
The Code of Conduct for Employees outlines the values, principles and standards of behaviour that is expected of all City of Adelaide employees.
The Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to prepare and adopt Community Land Management Plans for all land owned or under the care and control of the Council (except land which has been exempted)
Adelaide Oval / Tarntanya Wama including Adelaide Oval surrounds
The Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to prepare and adopt Community Land Management Plans for all land owned or under the care and control of the Council (except land which has been exempted)
Chapter 10 - Lefevre Park / Nantu Wama, The Olive Groves / Kuntingga & The Olive Groves / Parngutilla
Chapter 11 - Bundey’s Paddock / Tidlangga, Bullrush Park / Warnpangga, Mistletoe Park / Tainmuntilla
Chapter 12 - Palmer Gardens / Pangki Pangki and Red Gum Park / Karrawirra
Chapter 14 - Rundle Park / Kadlitpina, King Rodney Park / Ityamai-itpina
Chapter 15 - Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi
Chapter 16 - Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga
Chapter 17 - Wellington Square / Kudnartu, Light Square / Wauwi, Hurtle Square / Tangkaira and Hindmarsh Square / Mukata
Chapter 2 - Carriageway Park / Tuthangga, Peppermint Park / Wita Wirra & Pelzer Park / Pityarilla
Chapter 3 - Blue Gum Park / Kurangga
Chapter 4 - Veale Park / Walyu Yarta
Chapter 5 - Golden Wattle Park / Mirnu Wirra, Josie Agius Park / Wikaparntu Wirra & G S Kingston Park / Wirrarninthi
Chapter 6 - Ellis Park / Tampawardli & Gladys Elphick Park / Narnungga
Chapter 7 - Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli
Chapter 8 - Possum Park / Pirltawardli
Chapter 9 - Denise Norton Park / Pardipardinyilla, Reservoir Park / Kangatilla & Bragg Park / Ngampa Yarta
The Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to prepare and adopt Community Land Management Plans for all land owned or under the care and control of the Council (except land which has been exempted)
The Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to prepare and adopt Community Land Management Plans for all land owned or under the care and control of the Council (except land which has been exempted)
The Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to maintain a register of all community land.
The Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to prepare and adopt Community Land Management Plans for all land owned or under the care and control of the Council (except land which has been exempted)
The Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to prepare and adopt Community Land Management Plans for all land owned or under the care and control of the Council (except land which has been exempted)
The Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to prepare and adopt Community Land Management Plans for all land owned or under the care and control of the Council (except land which has been exempted)
The Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to prepare and adopt Community Land Management Plans for all land owned or under the care and control of the Council (except land which has been exempted)
The Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to prepare and adopt Community Land Management Plans for all land owned or under the care and control of the Council (except land which has been exempted)
The Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to prepare and adopt Community Land Management Plans for all land owned or under the care and control of the Council (except land which has been exempted)
The Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to prepare and adopt Community Land Management Plans for all land owned or under the care and control of the Council (except land which has been exempted)
The Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to prepare and adopt Community Land Management Plans for all land owned or under the care and control of the Council (except land which has been exempted)
The Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to prepare and adopt Community Land Management Plans for all land owned or under the care and control of the Council (except land which has been exempted)
The Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to prepare and adopt Community Land Management Plans for all land owned or under the care and control of the Council (except land which has been exempted)
This policy and procedure covers all complaints received by the Corporation whatever the source or nature of the complaint.
Provides guidance on the appropriate use of corporate credit cards, and the monitoring and review of transactions.
The Cultural Strategy provides the cultural lens for planning, articulating five shared cultural aspirations which constitute our Cultural Lens and outlines the strategies that will bring to fruition Council's commitment to maximising cultural vitality in the City.
Adelaide is built on cultural stories. A handful of culture makers - people who make culture happen by creating, supporting, administrating,curating, presenting and collecting — have generously shared their stories in order to illustrate the depth and diversity of Adelaide’s cultural life.
The Cultural Roadmap communicates the structure, priorities and aspirations of the Cultural Strategy 2017-2023. The Cultural Roadmap is a quick reference guide to how Council will apply the Cultural Lens to all we do, in order to grow the Cultual Vitality of the City.
The Register contains sub-delegations under various legislation assigned to positions at the City of Adelaide for the 2019-2020 financial year.
As South Australia’s Capital City Council, the City of Adelaide is committed to demonstrating best practice in access and inclusion planning.
As South Australia’s Capital City Council, the City of Adelaide is committed to demonstrating best practice in access and inclusion planning.
The Dog and Cat Management Plan provides the framework to meet statutory responsibilities and the future direction to ensure the health, safety and welfare of domestic animals.
This Policy provides criteria for managing the different types of encroachments to ensure that they contribute positively but do not impinge on public safety or amenity. In so doing it seeks to provide a fair and balanced approach to the use of public space.
This policy outlines the objectives, principles, and approach to managing environmental health matters in the City of Adelaide area.
This policy provides the basis for flying flags and banners in several designated locations.
The Footpath Paving Policy is now categorised under Street Permit Operating Policy and Guidelines.
This Operating Guideline sets out the requirements where Council funds are permitted to be used for the hospitality of Council employees and stakeholders of the Council.
Invigorate Your Senses tells the story of the area around Topham Mall, Waymouth, Bentham and Pitt Streets and sets out a vision for the future. The plan was developed through conversations with businesses, landowners and residents over more than twelve months. The aspirations and ideas put forward have shaped a vision for an iconic walk from the Railway Station to the Adelaide Central Market. The plan identifies the key proposals for the area, including both Council-led and business-led ideas.
This policy establishes a cohesive framework within which the installation of new lighting, and the upgrade or replacement of existing elements of the City’s lighting infrastructure, will most effectively enhance the City’s quality, consistency and efficiency of night lighting in public places as well as visual appeal, safety and utility.
This policy provides a clear picture of Council's expectations for licensed premises in the City and is an important policy tool to assist managing the mix of different land uses.
Adelaide: City of Music: Council's Live Music Action Plan 2017-2020 sets out Council's commitment to our status as a UNESCO City of Music, and four key goals to deliver on this commitment, in partnership with the music industry, governments and city users.
The City of Adelaide has identified the market district as a once in a lifetime legacy opportunity to help make a great place within the city even better.
These operating guidelines accompany the North Adelaide public realm policy.
This policy will ensure that any Council works in the public realm that would impact on heritage values are the subject of heritage assessment and determination by Council.
To optimise the use of on-street space available for parking in a manner that best meets local needs and complements the role of available off-street parking.
One of the functions of the Council is a responsibility to take measures to protect its area from hazards and to improve the amenity of the City. The Council is committed to using the order making powers available to it under the Local Government Act 1999 in such a way as to facilitate a safe and healthy environment and to maintain and improve amenities within the City.
This management plan seeks to address the means by which Park Lands Olive trees can be efficiently and effectively managed to improve their health and fruit set without comprising our commitments to the Park Lands Management Strategy and the Environmental Management Plan.
To establish a Policy that forms the basis for the practices and procedures of the Council in relation to the collection, use, storage and disclosure of personal information by all Council employees and the Lord Mayor and Councillors.
This policy is to address the requirements of section 49 of the Local Government Act 1999 (SA) pursuant to which a Council must maintain Procurement policies, practices and procedures that are directed towards obtaining value for money, providing for ethical and fair treatment of participants and ensuring probity, accountability and transparency in Procurement activities.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure compliance with the City of Adelaide’s legislative requirements and to outline the objectives of the City of Adelaide’s prudential management practices and procedures for certain activities.
The Public Art Action Plan aligns with and is guided by the aspirations of the Cultural Strategy 2017-23. It provides clear statements of intent, shared definitions and a future-focused set of deliverables, it is designed to enable and cultivate a collection of inspiring and dynamic public art experiences in the city that enlivens public spaces, showcases creativity, creates a sense of place, and builds Adelaide’s reputation as a globally renown cultural destination.
This policy outlines the minimum communication and consultation requirements under the Act that Council is required to comply with and should be read in conjunction with the Community Engagement Strategy and the Administration’s online toolkit, to ensure consistent, meaningful and effective consultation is achieved.
The Operating Guideline provides information for a person who wants to make an appropriate disclosure of environment and health information, or public administration information and how Elected Members, Officers and Employees will deal with disclosures.
The objectives of the Public Toilet Guidelines are to ensure a high quality and safer experience for public toilet users, to ensure consistency and quality in the operation and management of public toilets, and to provide planning and decision making tools for commissioning new toilets, decommissioning or upgrading facilities.
The City of Adelaide values its culturally diverse community and is committed to extending the process of Aboriginal reconciliation in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
The purpose of this Policy is to provide a framework for selecting and adopting new and replacement names for roads.
The Rundle Mall Management Authority Charter establishes the Authority as a subsidiary of Council and sets out its operations.
The Safer City Policy is Council’s framework for creating a safer city. The policy is executed through the Safer City Action Plan 2019-23 and the City of Adelaide Strategic Plan 2016-2020.
This discussion paper updates Council’s Community Safety discussion paper of 2011, reviewing crime and community perceptions of safety data to identify opportunities and challenges.
The Safer City Policy is Council’s framework for creating a safer city. The policy is executed through the Safer City Action Plan 2019-23 and the City of Adelaide Strategic Plan 2016-2020.
This guideline describes the steps to be followed in developing and considering a separate rate proposal (including the roles and responsibilities of Council and the Proponent at each step) and in declaring and managing separate rates.
The separate rate policy states Council's position on the formulation of separate rate proposals and provides a transparent, consistent and equitable approach to considering proposals for separate rates.
The Smart Move Interim Action Plan provides a bridge between Smart Move 2012 and the City of Adelaide’s commitment to deliver an Adelaide 2040 Plan, which will ultimately direct the development of a new Transport and Movement Strategy. The Interim Action Plan 2016-2018 contains latest information and revised policy directions, and fine-tunes the city’s response to movement and access over the short term.
The Smart Move Transport and Movement Strategy sets directions for creating great streets and places for people; and making the City safer and easier to access for all users.
Adelaide: One City, Many Places. A Spatial Vision for the Future of the City.
The City of Adelaide Standing Orders outline clear roles, responsibilities and expectations of the Council in a way that is easily understood by all.
This Policy provides guidance about how public space can be used and activated for both community and business purposes.
Council's Treasury Policy
This procedure covers Council’s approach to defining and managing unreasonable complaints and unreasonable complainants. 
These guidelines provide an overview of the three stage process, application form, terms and conditions and submission for unsolicited proposals with an estimated value of over $100,000. Where Council receives a proposal under these guidelines that is better suited for assessment under an existing program or scheme, then the proponent will be referred to the relevant program. 
The new Policy updates Council’s waste management service to support development of an environmentally sustainable and vibrant city and provides for optional ‘enhanced’ services. The Policy offers waste management services to:  Residential premises; Micro and small businesses; and Mixed use developments (comprising both residential and serviced apartments). 
Council is committed to the protection of public health and minimising waste disposal to landfill by encouraging waste avoidance and maximising resource recovery for recycling.
The City of Adelaide's Waste Management action plan is being reviewed. A new Strategic Waste Management document is currently in development which will guide the City of Adelaide in waste management, reduction and recovery.