2016-17 Highlights

Highlights for the year ahead are:

  • Leveraging growth from new development activity in the City to relieve cost of living and overhead cost pressures on City residents and businesses, limiting the general rate increase on existing properties to Adelaide CPI
  • Strong commitment to a significant and sustained funding for investment in the city infrastructure management program of $36 million p.a. over the next three years
  • Progressing climate change initiatives to deliver Adelaide City Council and the State Government’s shared vision for the City of Adelaide to be the world’s first carbon neutral City
  • Creating a Smart City through growing a smart, liveable and sustainable city with a strong sense of connectedness enabled by smart technology (Smart Organisation)
  • Delivering community celebrations, such as Christmas in the City and Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve, that are open and inclusive and provide a safe, family friendly environment in the City for the public
  • Attracting new financial investment and new businesses to establish in the City, and support existing businesses to grow their presence in the City and expand into overseas markets
  • Providing support for creative and technical innovation and engaging with businesses to grow and develop entrepreneurial ventures to cement Adelaide as a great place to start and grow a business
  • Increasing the number of trees in residential streets where they are most needed and most supported by the community through the Greener Streets Program
  • Promotion of cultural, business and social connections between Adelaide and international communities through Sister Cities and other partnerships
  • Delivering a range of public art capital projects that will contribute to the development of Adelaide as the premier international arts market
  • Development of the Adelaide 2040 Plan which will provide a fully integrated land use, built form, public realm and transport plan for the city, with high-level spatial representations of the long term city vision
  • Working with our Strategic Partners (such as Renew Adelaide, Study Adelaide and Adelaide Convention Bureau) to drive economic value in the City
  • Implementing waste and recycling services that contribute to Council’s strategic goals as well as meet customer expectations
  • Stimulating demand for City living through the development and implementation of a marketing strategy, action plan and campaign
  • Providing sponsorship/grant funding support to assist art, cultural, community and recreational groups and organisations to deliver inspiring art, cultural and multicultural activities, events, programs or services that make a positive and creative contribution to the City.

Gawler Place Redevelopment

At its meeting on May 10, Council endorsed a motion to progress the next stage of the Rundle Mall Master Plan, which includes a major redesign and upgrade of Gawler Place between North Terrace and Grenfell Street. This investment would require additional borrowings of up to $6.0 million over the life of the project. This additional cost is not included in the Draft 2016-17 Integrated Business Plan document due to printing deadlines.

Subject to community feedback during the public consultation period (11-31 May 2016), the current allocation of $1.85 million already included in the draft 2016-17 Integrated Business Plan will be increased to $7.85 million in the final 2016-17 Integrated Business Plan and/or updated Long Term Financial Plan, according to expected project timing.
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