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Strategic Plan

City of Adelaide prepares strategic management plans to:

  • set a clear vision and objectives for the City, in consultation with the community, and outline how it will work towards these
  • address issues of significance in the City
  • align its efforts with the South Australian and Australian Governments
  • manage its resources, people and assets in a sustainable way.

Requirements for strategic management plans are explained by the Local Government Act 1999 (Section 122).

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Future Planning Map

This map is intended as a long term planning tool that provides an indication of past and present trends to help plan for the future. 

You can search, display and layer a range of information that will provide you with an overview of current known developments and opportunities. 

Please note that this data is not live but rather a snapshot of Adelaide at a given point in time.

Map content last updated September 2017.

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City of Adelaide 2016 - 2020 Strategic Plan

The City of Adelaide 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan was unanimously adopted by Council on 29 June 2016.

DOWNLOAD TO VIEW: City of Adelaide 2016 - 2020 Strategic Plan - single spread version (6MB)

DOWNLOAD TO VIEW: City of Adelaide 2016 - 2020 Strategic Plan - double spread version (6MB)

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 17 objectives and 110 actions to demonstrate Council’s commitment to tangible results.

To track the progress of the 17 objectives, the City of Adelaide publishes a quarterly City Scorecard while progress against the 110 actions are monitored in the quarterly Council Scorecard.

In October 2017, Council endorsed a number of changes to the City of Adelaide’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan. In February 2019, Council endorsed minor wording changes to seven actions in the Strategic Plan 2016-2020. These are listed in the table below.

 

As published June 2016

As amended October 2017

As amended February 2019

Liveable Objective

A nation leading wellbeing and resilience measure will be applied and influences our work

City of Adelaide residents will have wellbeing above global average

 

Smart Action

By June 2017, develop and promote an international City brand that showcases the smart, liveable, green and cultural advantages of Adelaide.

By June 2018, develop and promote an international City brand that showcases the smart, liveable, green and cultural advantages of Adelaide.

 

Smart Action

By June 2017, as part of an improved customer experience we will develop a business plan and implement smart parking technology across the City and North Adelaide to move towards an expiation-free environment.

By June 2018, as part of an improved customer experience we will develop a business plan and implement smart parking technology across the City and North Adelaide to move towards an expiation-free environment.

 

Smart Action

By June 2018, develop and promote an internal city brand that showcases the smart, liveable, green and cultural advantages of Adelaide.

 

Promote an international city brand, that showcases the smart, liveable, green and cultural advantages of Adelaide. 

Smart Action

By June 2018, as part of an improved customer experience we will develop a business plan and implement smart parking technology across the city and North Adelaide to move towards an expiation-free environment.

 

Implement smart parking technology in selected areas across the city to move towards an expiation-free environment. 

Smart Action

Work with key partners (private sector, NBN Co and universities) to create a national centre for applied research and education into the digital economy.
 

 

Provide input to future innovation-related initiatives on Lot 14 to influence best possible economic outcomes for the city. 

Smart Action

By June 2017, review Council's commercial operations to determine best management models.

 

Review Council's commercial operations to determine best management models. 

Green Action

By June 2017, complete a procurement plan for all Council vehicles to be low or zero emissions.

By December 2017, complete a procurement plan for all Council vehicles to be low or zero emissions.

 

Green Action

By the end of 2017, develop and implement waste, recycling and reuse approach for the city that reflects world's best practices and the use of smart technology.

 

Continue the development of a Waste, Recycling and Reuse approach for the city, together with an implementation plan, that meets the needs of our residents, businesses and visitors, and utilises smart technology. 

Green Action

Council will have developed a Green City Plan detailing Council's contribution to greening the city and showing activities with aligned annual targets, including an additional 1,000 trees in built-up areas of the city by June 2020.

 

Council will have developed a Green City plan detailing Council's contribution to greening the city and showing activities with aligned annual targets, including an additional 1,500 trees in the built-up areas of the city by June 2020. 

Liveable  Action

By June 2017, develop an Adelaide 2040 Plan to achieved long-term economic, environmental, social and cultural goals, incorporating a spatial and transport plan for the City and the Adelaide Park Lands.

By June 2020, develop an Adelaide 2040 Plan to achieved long -term economic, environmental, social and cultural goals, incorporating a spatial and transport plan for the City and the Adelaide Park Lands.

 

Liveable  Action

By June 2017, endorse a Central Market Arcade redevelopment plan and commence works by 2020.

 

By 2020, commence works on the Central Market Arcade redevelopment. 

Download to read on the City's progress

2016/17

Watch below to hear what four key experts from Adelaide and interstate believe are the keys to successfully delivering our Strategic Plan:

Strategic Plan: CEDA speakers from City of Adelaide on Vimeo.

10 year Infrastructure and Asset Management Plans

The development of these Infrastructure and Asset Management Plans indicate Council’s ongoing commitment to operate and maintain its asset portfolio efficiently to both meet its strategic objective to deliver the required levels of service for the community and its legislative responsibilities.

Business Plan and Budget

The Business Plan and Budget is prepared each year and outlines Council’s activities for a given financial year. These activities contribute towards the delivery of the Strategic Plan, Strategic Resource Plan and 10 year Infrastructure and Asset Management Plans. It also includes an annual update of Council’s Long-Term Financial Plan to ensure that Council’s activities are financially sustainable.

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