What is an Asset?

    City of Adelaide defines an asset as a physical resource owned or under the care, control and management of Council that contributes to the community’s needs for access to major economic and social facilities. Assets include stormwater and drainage, streets and transportation infrastructure, buildings, public lighting and electrical infrastructure, Park Lands and open space areas (including street trees) and urban elements.

    What is an Asset Management Plan?

    An Asset Management Plan outlines the overall direction, priorities and targets in terms of infrastructure maintenance and delivery, including the delivery of associated customer services.

    Why do you need to review the Asset Management Plans?

    Council has a legislative responsibility to review and develop Asset Management Plans within two years of a local government election. The Asset Management Plans outline how Council will manage its assets to achieve overall service delivery targets for a ten-year period. Council’s current Asset Management Plans have expired.

    Beyond the legislative requirement, in our growing city there is a clear need for a planned, systematic approach towards key infrastructure asset maintenance, upgrade and associated service delivery to ensure Council allocates limited resources to areas of greatest need. The aim is to consider community needs and appetites, in line with the available budget and Council’s long-term strategic priorities identified in the City of Adelaide Strategic Plan 2020-2024.

    When can I see the Asset Management Plans?

    Council is currently in the early stages of developing the draft AMPs and is seeking input from the community to ensure all views are considered. Resulting AMPs will go out for community consultation following the relevant levels of service engagement and aligning with the Business Plan and Budget process over the next two years.

    You can review the detailed Timeline by clicking here.

    What is this consultation about?

    This consultation is about ensuring the community can provide feedback from the outset and remain involved throughout the process of our development of the draft Asset Management Plans.

    During this Stage 1, we are seeking your feedback on levels of service for Park Lands and Open Space and Streets and Transportation, as these will inform the draft AMPs to be developed first.

    We understand that the only way we can effectively manage our assets is by partnering with the ultimate users of our infrastructure and services – our community.

    We are committed to remaining attuned to community views, aiming to understand and act on local sentiment and deliver better, more sustainable outcomes, for generations to come.

    I have previously provided feedback on similar topics. How is this different?

    City of Adelaide manages a large and complex range of assets. Therefore, it is sometimes necessary to consult on several related topics. This ensures we are informed about the full spectrum of community needs and views which translates into plans that better cater to the preferences of the city's residents and users.

    Council reviews its plans and practices on an ongoing basis to ensure a best practice approach, optimising community outcomes.

    This consultation process is specifically focusing on providing information to guide the development of asset management plans. Feedback from this consultation will also build on the feedback we have received previously through relevant associated projects.

    How do I provide my feedback?

    There are several ways in which you can provide feedback:

    Contribute your feedback online by clicking here.

    Contact a staff member by clicking here.

    Email your comments to yoursay@cityofadelaide.com.au.

    Written Submissions
    You can download and print an Engagement Pack, which has the survey, by clicking here. You can also pick up a hardcopy Engagement Pack from our Customer Centre (25 Pirie Street), libraries and community centres (except Box Factory).

    All written submissions must be received by 5.00pm on the date advertised and should be addressed to:

    Community Consultation

    Asset Management Plans – Levels of Service

    GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001

    What happens next?

    Community feedback/submissions will be workshopped internally. The preferred level of service approach for each asset category will then be incorporated into the draft AMPs which will go back out for community consultation as draft documents for final comment in Stage 3 (2022) and Stage 4 (2023).

    You can review the detailed Timeline by clicking here.