The City Plan will guide the council’s current and future plans including a focus on climate action, greening of streets, its parklands management strategy, infrastructure and asset maintenance plans.
The City of Adelaide has released an updated City Plan, the first in more than 30 years.
According to lord mayor Sandy Verschoor, the council is strategically investing in making Adelaide a “vibrant and culturally alive” city where citizens have the jobs, opportunities, and lifestyle they want.
“A city plan is your roadmap as to how to achieve that,” said Verschoor.
“If our ambition is to increase our city population to 50,000 by 2041 then we need to plan where and how the growth is going to be managed and how we are going to best cater for the evolution of our city.
She continued: “We need to consider and plan how people are going to access and move through the city using all modes of transport – an integrated solution to bus routes, cars, bike paths, e-scooters, trams and, of course, safe and green footpaths for pedestrians.
“The plan will provide certainty to developers around where to invest in the city and provide guidance as to where growth will be”
The masterplan will guide the council’s current and future plans for the next 10 years, including a focus on climate action, greening of streets, its parklands management strategy, infrastructure and asset maintenance plans and our main street development masterplans.
It is also the intention that the City Plan would provide certainty to business and help attract investment to Adelaide.
“The state government is now reviewing the 30 Year Plan which is how growth and investment will evolve in the state over the next 30 years and what the City Plan will do is talk to that in the context of the city,” said Clare Mockler, chief executive, City of Adelaide.
“It will look at role of the city to help support South Australia’s economy. A healthy city underpins a strong state.
“The plan will provide certainty to developers around where to invest in the city and provide guidance as to where growth will be.”
Mockler added: “If our ambition is a population of 50,000 by 2041, where is that population going to live and work?
“If we think about where the city is at in a Covid context, is the CBD (central business district) going to be the workforce base for the next 20 years – so what might we need to do differently from a land use perspective to make sure the economy of the city is still vibrant and viable and grows?