Who do I contact for more information?

    Jill Andrews or Ray Scheuboeck
    Recreation Planner

    Phone: 8203 7585 or 8203 7688

    Email Address: j.andrews@adelaidecitycouncil.com or r.scheuboeck@adelaidecitycouncil.com

    How do I provide my feedback?

    There are a number of ways in which you can provide feedback:

    Feedback Form
    Complete the on-line Feedback Form which asks specific questions about improving recreation and sport options in the City and provides an opportunity for general comments regarding the Active City Strategy.

    Online/ Website
    Visit yoursay.adelaidecitycouncil.com for information about the project and complete the online survey.

    Feedback can also be emailed to yoursay@adelaidecitycouncil.com

    What happens to my feedback?

    Your feedback has been used to inform the development of the Draft Active City Strategy 2013 - 2023.

    Community feedback is now being sought on the Draft Active City Strategy 2013 - 2023.

    The Active City Strategy will be discussed by Adelaide City Council in May 2013.

    Why is the Strategy focused on Physical Activity?

    Globally, it is recognised that our increasing sedentary lifestyle is having a detrimental effect on our health.  Increasing people’s physical activity levels is a key component of combating this issue.

    What are the four Key Outcomes of the Strategy?

    Outcome 1: Great Spaces to be Physically Active
    Outcome 2: Financially Sustainable Facilities
    Outcome 3: People Choose to be Physically Active in the City
    Outcome 4: Community Led Sports Opportunities

    These are described on page 11 of the Draft Active City Strategy.

    How does this Strategy relate to the Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy (APLMS)?

    The APLMS contains four key themes to inform decisions on the management of the Adelaide Park Lands, including ‘Recreation’.  The draft Active City Strategy generally mirrors the APLMS in relation to recommended recreation and sport areas in the Park Lands.

    Is this my last chance to comment on recreation and sport projects for the next 10 years?

    Council is seeking your comments on the proposed Strategic Directions and related Strategies, which will help guide Council’s Annual Business Plan and Budget process. 

    Your feedback will still be sought annually on this process.

    In addition, Council will continue to engage and involve the community in informing and shaping each project as they become funded.

    The Active City Strategy will be reviewed in five years to ensure it remains relevant.

    What did you tell us last time?

    Key themes to come out of the last round of consultation to inform the Draft Active City Strategy were:
    •    Improve path/trail connections, lighting and signage;
    •    Support active travel;
    •    Activate the City Squares;
    •    Improve play opportunities, particularly along the River Torrens; and
    •    Improve the quality of community sports facilities.

    What is an Active City Strategy?

    An Active City Strategy will contain a series of strategies and key projects targeted at enhancing opportunities in the City for the community to be more physically active.

    What is the Active City Policy?

    The Active City Policy identifies why Council is involved in creating physical activity opportunities and contains a series of principles to inform its decision making.  The Active City Strategy will identify how Council delivers physical activity opportunities in the City.

    What is the time frame of the Active City Strategy?

    The Strategy will set a 10 year vision or blueprint for physical activity in the City.  Strategies and key projects will be reviewed every five years to ensure the document is in keeping with the overall strategic direction for the City.

    How will the Active City Strategy be implemented?

    The Strategy will inform Council’s annual Business Plan and Budget process, with key projects considered in the development of the Business Plan each year.