Strategy and Vision

Setting the scene

The City of Marion is strongly committed to fostering a dynamic and growing local economy.

The Community Vision - Towards 2040 (which you can find on the Marion's Strategic Directions page) was endorsed by Council in December 2013 and has as one of its shared values and aspirations: the development of a prosperous city which will have a diverse and clean economy that attracts investment and jobs.

The Council’s Economic Development Policy(41 kb), adopted in October 2011 reinforces the importance of business in the City of Marion and states that the Council will provide services that contribute to the creation and maintenance of a supportive local business environment.

Council’s Small Business Support Strategy(167 kb) outlines a number of activities that the Council are undertaking to help foster new and grow existing businesses. More information can be found under Local Business Support.


Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board

A strong partnership exists between the City of Marion, City of Onkaparinga and the Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board who together have developed a Regional Economic Development Plan which sets out key strategic directions guiding economic development and business growth activities.

These directions are:

  • Targeted growth sectors
  • Workforce and skills development
  • Digital economy
  • Investment attraction
  • Employment precincts and infrastructure development
  • Leveraging major projects
  • Marketing the region

Board members

  • Tom Phillips: Chairman
  • Professor Colin Stirling: Vice Chancellor, Flinders University
  • Pip Forrester: Member of Adelaide Central Market Authority Board and regional food identity
  • Paul Sandercock: PPSG

Further information about the Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board and its regional strategies is located on the Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board website.


Further information

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