26 September 2023

City Plan to shape the future

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The first City Plan in more than 30 years is to map out Adelaide’s future over the next decade.

Announcing the new City Plan, Lord Mayor, Sandy Verschoor and Chief Executive of City of Adelaide, Clare Mockler said the Council was working strategically to make Adelaide a vibrant and culturally alive city where people had the jobs, opportunities and lifestyle they wanted.

“A City Plan is your roadmap as to how to achieve that,” Ms Verschoor (pictured right) said.

“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 said.

“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.”

Ms Verschoor said the City Plan would guide Council’s current and future plans, including a focus on climate action; greening of streets; its Park Lands Management Strategy; infrastructure and asset maintenance plans; and main street development masterplans.

Ms Mockler (pictured left) said the City Plan would also provide certainty to businesses 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,” Ms Mockler said.

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