2018-2019 Highlights

  • 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 fourth consecutive year.
  • Planning for the redevelopment of the 88 O’Connell Street site through stakeholder engagement activities, site activation and project planning to achieve a mixed-use development that enhances the vitality of the O’Connell Street precinct.
  • Ensuring access to 21st century big data and communications, enabling services for local businesses through Ten Gigabit Adelaide, furthering our reputation as a connected, smart, entrepreneurial and intelligent city.
  • A strong commitment to significant and sustained investment in the City’s Infrastructure with $39.4 million allocated for the next financial year.
  • 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.
  • Implementation of initiatives from the Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy with significant focus on opportunities and increased use of the open green space in our City Squares.
  • Working with our Strategic Partners (such as Adelaide Convention Bureau, State Government, Renew Adelaide, Education Adelaide, Festivals Adelaide and Music SA) to promote Adelaide as a destination to do business, study, visit and perform.
  • Delivering community celebrations, such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Australia Day, that are open and inclusive and provide a safe and family friendly environment in the City.
  • Providing sponsorship/grant funding support to assist art, cultural and community groups and organisations in delivering inspiring art, cultural and multicultural activities, events, programs and services.
  • Supporting owners in the conservation, upgrade and use of their heritage places through the Heritage Incentives Scheme and Façade Improvement Incentive 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.
  • Installation of solar photovoltaic systems on City of Adelaide owned buildings to reinforce Council’s commitment in environmental change.
  • 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.
  • Facilitating connection and collaboration with stakeholders across the city, through the Cultural Strategy (and Live Music Action Plan), leading to activities that add cultural value to our Smart, Green, Liveable and Creative objectives and supporting Adelaide’s reputation as a city of creative culture.
  • Implementing a new approach to business waste and recycling services as well as delivery of best practice approach for waste reduction.
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