Wellbeing priority areas

The City of Adelaide is committed to maintaining a high standard of liveability and vibrancy and invests in a range of initiatives, projects and programs to support health and wellbeing. 

The City of Adelaide Wellbeing Plan 2020 – 2025 outlines community outcomes and key actions aligned to Council’s Strategic Plan 2020 – 2024 and meets Council’s requirement for a Regional Public Health Plan under the South Australian Public Health Act 2011.

The City of Adelaide has three key focus areas:

  • 18 to 24 year olds
    Results of surveys undertaken showed that 18 to 24 year olds living in the city could benefit from targeted opportunities to build their wellbeing and resilience. As a result, the City of Adelaide, in conjunction with strategic partners, has developed several programs to support this age group.
  • Physical activity and nutrition
    There is significant research showing the connection between people’s level of physical activity, nutritional intake and their personal wellbeing. The City of Adelaide has a range of initiatives to increase physical activity, including special exercise programs for seniors, and free fitness trails and running tracks throughout the city and Park Lands.
    In addition, it offers grants and incentives to eligible third parties to deliver programs. In its community centres and libraries, it offers a variety of healthy cooking classes and special opportunities to learn about nutrition.
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  • Meaning and purpose
    Research has shown the importance of having a sense of meaning and purpose in people’s overall wellbeing. The City of Adelaide continues to work closely with research institutes and thought leaders in this area to identify opportunities for evidence-based, innovative and smart initiatives that enable residents to enhance their sense of meaning and purpose.

Need more information?

If you have any questions or want to learn more about the work City of Adelaide is doing to support the health and wellbeing of our community, please contact one the project officer:

Rachel Telfer, Project Officer Community Wellbeing