Strategic & Corporate Plans
Adelaide City Council prepares strategic management plans to:
• set a clear vision and objectives for the City, in consultation with the community, and outline how it will work towards these
• address issues of significance in the City
• align its efforts with the South Australian and Australian Governments
• manage its resources, people and assets in a sustainable way.
Requirements for strategic management plans are explained by the Local Government Act 1999 (Section 122).
Adelaide City Council’s strategic management plans are listed below.
Council has developed a Digital Strategy for 2012-16, named "Connect Adelaide," which outlines its strategic direction and guiding principles for delivering a well connected city and empowered communities, through the smart use of technology.
» Download Digital Strategy 2012-16 Connect Adelaide (PDF 12Mb)
City of Adelaide Strategic Plan 2012–2016
The Strategic Plan was developed through extensive engagement with the community. It outlines a vision and outcomes desired for the City and the strategies, key projects and services Council will deliver between 2012 and 2016.
» Download City of Adelaide's Strategic Plan 2012-16 now (PDF, 5.3MB)
One City, Many Futures: Background Paper
This paper was released in October 2011 and includes information on trends affecting the City and links with South Australian and Australian Government policy. It also presented possible futures for the City as well as a draft vision outcomes and strategies for the Strategic Plan.
» Download One City, Many Futures background paper (PDF, 11.8MB)
This plan ensures financial sustainability of Council services while also demonstrating that delivering strategic activities outlined in the suite of strategic management plans is achievable as well as identifying other non-financial resources that Council requires to achieve its strategic objectives.
» Strategic Resource Plan 2008-2012 (PDF, 400Kb)
10 year Infrastructure and Asset Management Plans
The development of these Infrastructure and Asset Management Plans indicate Council’s ongoing commitment to operate and maintain its asset portfolio efficiently to both meet its strategic objective to deliver the required levels of service for the community and its legislative responsibilities.
» Transportation assets (PDF, 2Mb) (roads, footpaths, traffic infrastructure, bridges, parking machines)
» Torrens and stormwater drainage assets (PDF, 3Mb) (Torrens Lake, underground drainage network, creeks)
» Lighting, electrical and CCTV assets (PDF, 944Kb) (includes underground duct work and cabling)
» Urban elements (PDF, 606Kb) (street and park furniture, public artwork)
» Buildings (PDF, 351Kb) (operational and civic/community buildings)
Business Plan and Budget
The Business Plan and Budget is prepared each year and outlines Council’s activities for a given financial year. These activities contribute towards the delivery of the Strategic Plan, Strategic Resource Plan and 10 year Infrastructure and Asset Management Plans. It also includes an annual update of Council’s Long-Term Financial Plan to ensure that Council’s activities are financially sustainable.