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The City Plan outlines the City of Adelaide’s spatial plan for the sustainable growth and development of our city. It provides an urban design framework to guide planning within the City of Adelaide, working towards Council’s target population of 50,000 residents by 2036.

Building on existing plans and commitments, City Plan – Adelaide 2036 will promote city growth that is centred around the needs of its people, now and into the future.

The City Plan has been developed through a four-stage process involving extensive research and community collaboration. This approach has helped us understand how we want to live, work, learn, play, and connect in our capital city in the future.

We asked for feedback on the draft City Plan including the focus areas and strategies to realise the city’s full potential.


City Plan – Adelaide 2036 will be a guide for sustainable growth and development in the City of Adelaide. It will be part of the City of Adelaide’s suite of Strategic Management Plans, as outlined in the Strategic Plan 2024-2028.

The draft City Plan is informed by city wide spatial analysis developed and distilled from over 400 datasets. The datasets have been used to develop metrics to analyse and measure interventions, outcomes, and progress. These metrics will be used to assess, track and monitor outcomes and growth across the city.

Input from the community has also shaped the priorities and strategies outlined in the draft City Plan, including the City Plan Studio in September 2023, and online engagement and local area focus groups in April 2024.

For more information about City Plan 2036 please visit our webpage: City Plan 2036 | City of Adelaide

Online 'Pin-drop' Survey and Local Area Focus Groups

We asked the community to help us by contributing your 'pins' to our spatially mapped 'pin-drop' survey to show us what is important and where there are opportunities for growth and renewal. The online survey invited participants to provide feedback on the City Plan, including content on housing growth and contributing elements to the local identity of the neighbourhoods in which participants live, work, or visit, by placing comments on a map of the city.

Five local area focus groups were facilitated to test and validate the draft City Plan and previous engagement outcomes. Each focus group comprised of a mix of small business owners, resident’s representative of the area’s demographics, different ages, gender, tenure and household types. The outcomes of the focus groups have informed the Local Area Framework in the draft City Plan.

To view the report of community and stakeholder engagement activities click here.