Moving around easier in Adelaide streets

Adelaide City Council plans to redevelop certain areas to make moving around easier and lay the groundwork for creative and sustainable projects.

The council endorsed this as the 2012-16 Strategic Plan, containing six outcome areas aiming to start projects in its ‘One City, Many Places’ plan.

According to the council, the city’s streets, laneways, unused buildings and spaces will be ‘enliven[ed]’ by working with businesses and the community.

The plan also supports creative ventures, public art, festivals and events.

It also aims to make the city ‘well-connected’ and easy to get to and move around by walking, cycling, driving or public transport through the council’s ten year Integrated Movement Strategy (IMS).

Mayor Stephen Yarwood said the IMS is a long term plan to address how the council will handle the population going up by at least 100000 residents, worker, students and visitors as it moves toward two million..

Encouraging diverse and affordable housing choice to increase Adelaide’s residential population is a high priority, according to the council.

Libraries, community centres, community gardens and other initiatives such as a Digital Hub providing digital literacy training will continue to be supported.

Environmental grants and a sustainable office program will factor into the council’s plans to reduce energy, water use and waste.

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