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

Council manages a large and complex range of infrastructure assets.  It is sometimes necessary to consult on a number of related topics to enable Council to consider a range of community views.

This consultation process is specifically focusing on the Asset Management Plans. 

What is an Asset Management Plan?

An Asset Management Plan outlines the financial and technical elements for managing infrastructure assets to support the delivery of services to the community.

What infrastructure and services do the Plans cover?

The Plans have grouped Council’s infrastructure assets into six categories:

  • Transportation Assets: Vital transportation links such as roadways, kerb and water table, street and Park Land footpaths, bridges and traffic signals;
  • Water Infrastructure Assets: Flooding and stormwater protection infrastructure and services, Torrens Lake and watercourses as well as environmental and wastewater assets;
  • Building Assets: Buildings, comprising of a portfolio of community, corporate, commercial buildings and facilities such as: sporting club, car parks, civic and administration building, libraries, community centres, public toilets and sheds;
  • Park Lands and Open Space Assets: Park Lands, comprising of a network of: street and Park Land trees, tree bases, irrigation systems, turf and garden beds, major medians, pocket parks and ornamental lakes and water features across some 760 hectares of open space;
  • Urban Element Assets: Furniture, artwork, playspaces, bins, bbq’s, monuments parking ticket machines and shade structures to name a few;
  • Lighting and Electrical Assets: Lighting and CCTV which allow safe and secure access and enjoyment of the city and its amenities as well the electrical infrastructure to support the city’s amenities.

Why are the Plans needed?

Asset Management Plans form part of Council’s suite of strategic plans identified in the Local Government Act.  The Plans must be reviewed within two years of a local government election.

The most recent local government election was held in November 2014. 

In our growing City there is a clear need for a planned, systematic approach towards the maintenance and delivery of key infrastructure assets to ensure Council allocates resources effectively and efficiently to deliver its strategic objectives.

When can I see the Plans?

A copy of the each Asset Management Plans is available for viewing during opening hours at the following locations:

  • Adelaide City Council Customer Centre: Ground floor, Colonel Light Centre, 25 Pirie Street, Adelaide

  • Adelaide City Council Libraries:
  1. Francis Street, Rundle Place, Adelaide
  2. 235 Hutt Street, Adelaide
  3. 176 Tynte Street, North Adelaide

  • Adelaide City Council Community Centres:
  1. 171 Sturt Street, Adelaide 
  2. 59 Regent Street South, Adelaide

Summary documents which highlight the key actions, financial information and data used to inform the Plans have been prepared and are also available in hard copy at the above locations.

What is this public consultation about?

This public consultation is about ensuring the community has the opportunity to comment at the outset and remain involved throughout the planning process during the development of the draft Asset Management Plans.

Council understands that the only way we can effectively manage our assets is by partnering with the ultimate users of our infrastructure and services - our community.

The City of Adelaide is 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.