2017-18 Highlights

Highlights for the year ahead are:

  • Leveraging growth from new development activity in the City to relieve cost of living and cost pressures on City residents and businesses by freezing the rate in the dollar for the third consecutive year
  • Strong commitment to a significant and sustained funding for investment in the City’s capital works program of $43 million p.a. over the next three years
  • Continuing Council’s investment in the Rundle Mall Master Plan with a redesign and upgrade of Gawler Place to be more people-focussed and provide an improved streetscape
  • Progressing climate change initiatives to deliver our strategic goal for the City of Adelaide to be the one of the world’s first carbon neutral cities
  • Exploring new and innovative ways to enhance the visitor experience through smart technologies and working with partners such as the South Australian Tourism Commission to leverage Adelaide’s key markets
  • Delivering community celebrations, such as Christmas in the City, Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve and Australia Day in the City, that are open and inclusive and provide a safe and family friendly environment in the City
  • Creating an exciting and vibrant connect between the Adelaide Central Market and the Adelaide Riverbank in partnership with the State Government
  • Working with our Strategic Partners (such as Adelaide Convention Bureau, Renew Adelaide, Study Adelaide, Festivals Adelaide and Music SA) to promote Adelaide as a destination to do business, study, visit and perform
  • Creating a Smart City through growing a smart, liveable and sustainable city with enhanced customer experience, enabled by smart technology (Smart Organisation)
  • Delivering a collection of memories and stories shared by Aboriginal Elders and members of local Aboriginal communities through exhibitions in a variety of locations
  • Providing sponsorship/grant funding support to assist art, cultural and community groups and organisations to deliver inspiring art, cultural and multicultural activities, events, programs or services
  • Delivery of a well-balanced transport network to promote a more accessible city whilst working towards reducing the City’s carbon emission through projects such as City Bikeways and contribution to the light rail extension
  • Supporting owners in the conservation, upgrade and use of their heritage places through the Heritage Incentives Scheme and Mainstreet Historic Façade Improvement Scheme
  • Attracting new financial investment and businesses to establish in the City, and support existing businesses to grow their presence in the City and expand into overseas markets
  • Further development and promotion of the ‘Welcome Adelaide’ WeChat platform and provision of support for city businesses to leverage opportunities from increased visitors from China
  • Master planning of the Central Market Arcade Redevelopment into a thriving, mixed-use location to grow the market offer with expanded and complementary retail and market activities.

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