Over the past six months we have been working with a range of key stakeholders to develop a Placemaking Strategy for the City of Adelaide. The Placemaking Strategy provides the overarching framework to support the creation of Council’s Strategic Plan ‘One City, Many Places’.
The only sustainable way to achieve ‘One City, Many Places’ is for Council and the people of Adelaide to work together around our joint passion for place. Given those who use a place are often in the best position to know what a place should look, work and feel like it is imperative that they have input into the way places are planned, funding is allocated and services are provided. The first stage of this strategy identifies the placemaking outcomes that will be achieved for the City and the centrepiece initiatives that will be progressed over the next two years.
The Placemaking Strategy will seek to achieve:
- Empowered communities and strong partnerships through improved place governance. This means creating inclusive and open governance arrangements that encourage Adelaide community, businesses and interest groups to work with Council to produce positive outcomes for each party and the City, district or place.
- Unique districts and places that attract people and create attachment to the City through placemaking. This means Council works with a broad range of people to create unique districts and places that attract more people to spend more time in the City.
- Best practice organisation through better governance. This means Council is seen as a high-performing benchmark organisation that works collaboratively with others to build our own and our communities’ capability, capacity and resilience.
The Strategy will be commenced through three tangible centrepiece initiatives and will continue to evolve into the future. The three centrepiece initiatives include:
- Three District Plans will be created by District Users, Place Managers and Council over the next two years. Through these plans we will co-create a vision for the district based on the unique existing and potential place capital of the district. We will work closely with the community to achieve it and support the development of district leadership.
- Three Place Pilots will be undertaken by Place Users and Council over the next two years. These pilots will experiment with new ways of operating by testing and trialling using temporary approaches similar to Splash Adelaide as well as identifying permanent and longer term actions. These pilots will also test future place governance models.
- Single Point of Contact for Place Users and Managers including existing Precinct and Resident Groups. Over the next two years a single point of contact will be provided to support place users and managers including existing Precinct and Resident Groups. The single point of contact will act as a facilitator across numerous initiatives and place managers and leaders and as a conduit back into Council.
Existing resources and projects will continue to be applied across the entire City. Over the next two years there may also be opportunities for other district plans and place plans to be developed as opportunities emerge.
How Can I Get Involved
There will be lots of ways for you to get involved with those districts and places you are passionate about.