Marion's Strategic Directions
Making Marion 2040
Our work to build a city of the future began in September last year with the launch of the Making Marion listening campaign which was designed to find out what residents, businesses and community groups wanted the city to look like in 2040.
Over six weeks, more than 46,000 postcards were distributed and 4000 discussion papers produced to generate ideas and feedback.
The result forms the basis for the draft Community Plan, which we are excited to share with you.
Before we formally adopt the plan – which describes the values which underpin our city over the next 30 years – we’d like to hear your final thoughts about it.
Visit www.makingmarion.com.au/communityplan to have your say.
Once the draft plan has been finalised we will begin work on a Council Plan, which will detail how we aim to turn our community’s aspirations into reality. The Council Plan will show the steps council will take over the next 10 years to contribute towards achieving the community vision
You can view the draft Community Plan. The final plan will be available soon.
Strategic Plan 2010-2020
The City of Marion current Strategic Plan 2010-2020 sets out the vision for the future of our city and the directions and strategies to achieve that vision.
Download the Strategic Plan 2010-2020(3102 kb).
By 2020, Marion Council will be:
A leader in the delivery of the Community Vision
An Organisation of Excellence.
Our Community’s Vision for the future of Marion as a sustainable city is expressed in Marion’s Strategic Plan as follows:
Imagine the City of Marion in the year 2020…
Safe, vibrant and diverse communities flourish in our neighbourhoods, change is welcome and people make a difference. Together we create and share a strong sense of community, respecting each others’ cultures and supporting each others’ needs and differences.
Marion is a progressive and accessible city, for us and our visitors. People meet and relax in beautiful public areas, parks and open spaces that are cared for, well used and we enjoy healthy lifestyles.
High quality facilities that promote learning, health, business diversity, arts, culture and recreation make Marion a regional centre in Adelaide’s south.
Changing community needs for housing, employment, transport, environmental management, community support and information technology are met.
Our limited resources are used wisely and our community is committed to understanding and reducing our environmental impact. We embrace the use of renewable energy sources, we are water wise, we minimise waste and work actively to improve the natural environment.
Marion is seen as a model for community and neighbourhood development. We believe that together we can make a difference in creating a more sustainable future.
'Making Marion' - Developing the 2010-2020 Plan
Council adopted the Strategic Plan in July 2010 following an extensive community engagement and consultation process 'Making Marion'.
The engagement process included a survey mailed out to all residents, community forums, focus group style 'think tanks' and conversation couches at major shopping centres.
The feedback received from the community helped us to develop our Strategic Plan and is contained in the following documents: