Why do we have a Strategic Plan?

Councils are required to develop and adopt plans for the management of their areas. One of these plans is the Strategic Plan which must identify the council’s objectives for the area over a period of at least four years. The full requirements for Strategic Management Plans are set out in Section 122 of the Local Government Act 1999 (SA).

What has been done so far?

Council staff have been working with Council Members to identify their priorities and to share what we already know about community priorities from past engagements.

Research pieces undertaken earlier this year, including the City User Profile Survey and the Resident Survey, are informing our thinking. You can access both of those survey reports and other documents containing data and insights relevant to Adelaide through the Related Documents area on this web page.

From 11 September through to 30 October 2019, Council also facilitated community discussions on ‘imagining the future of Adelaide’. The participation and response from the community was overwhelming. Council received: 

  • Almost 300 postcards and feedback forms

  • Over 200 comments / poll responses through meetings and social media

  • Over 3,000 recorded interactions (including almost 1,000 on the Your Say website) across all consultation media.

Please refer to the ‘Summary of Stage 1 Consultation’ in the Related Documents area on this web page to review this feedback.

How will my input make a difference?

Your contribution may be used to shape the content of Council’s Strategic Plan and/or a detailed Action Plan.

It may also inform other planning and projects.

How do I provide my feedback?

You can make a submission on the draft Strategic Plan by 9:00am on Monday 16 December 2019. There are several ways in which you can provide feedback:

Submission Form
Complete the online submission form which asks specific questions about the draft Strategic Plan and provides an opportunity for general comments. This submission form can also be found in hard copy in our Customer Centre, libraries and community centres.
 
Email
Comments or written submissions can be emailed to strategicplan@cityofadelaide.com.au
 
In Writing
All written submissions must be received by 9:00am on Monday 16 December 2019 and should be addressed to: 
 
Community Consultation
Draft City of Adelaide 2020-2024 Strategic Plan 
GPO Box 2252
Adelaide SA 5001

What happens next?

All feedback will be acknowledged either by email or in writing so that you know your comments have been received.

Your feedback is important to us. The City of Adelaide staff will collate all feedback and this report will be presented to Council for consideration.
 
Following the consideration of feedback, it is envisaged that the Strategic Plan will be presented to Council for adoption in early 2020.
 
All submissions received can be viewed online after the adoption of the Strategic Plan on this web page.