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Plans and Strategies

City of Prospect's Plans and Strategies

Annual Report

Council prepares and publishes our Annual Report by the end of each calendar year. The report connects our achievements with each of the four pillars of our Strategic Plan, while also reporting on matters in accordance with Schedule 4 of the Local Government Act 1999

Please note you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to download a report.

If you would like to view any Annual Reports as a hard copy, you can do so in person at Payinthi, 128 Prospect Road, Prospect, please phone the Customer Services Team on (08) 8269 5355 to arrange a time.

Current Annual Report

Annual Report 2018/2019

Annual Report 2018-2019 cover

Previous Annual Reports

Annual Report 2017/2018

Annual Report 2016/2017

Annual Report 2015/2016

Annual Report 2014/2015

Strategic Plan

City of Prospect's Strategic Plan is an opportunity for Council, with feedback from our community, to shape the direction we need to take over the next three years, and on into the future.

Council’s Strategic Plan to 2020 is a shared document between the Council body and our community, that acts as a guiding framework for all activities undertaken, and seeks to address challenges facing the city both present and future. Specifically, the Strategic Plan:

  • Provides the focus for Council activities the allocation of resources to meet the present/future needs of the community.
  • Facilitates the identification and pursuit of opportunities for improving our City whilst preserving the existing amenity and the life-style of our community.
  • Increases the focus on sustainable economic growth.
  • Supports the provision of Council services with a reduced reliance on residential rate income by increasing other sources of income (eg. grants, user pay charges, increased contribution from a more successful commercial sector).
  • Increases the focus on asset management and asset renewal within the context of Long Term Financial Management and Asset Management Plans.

Details core activities which are undertaken by Council at an operational level consistent from year-to-year.

The plan is based around for areas of focus:

People  - know, empower, celebrate, educate, and activate our community 
Place – loved heritage, leafy streets, fabulous places
Prosperity – more jobs, more investment, more activity, more vibrancy,
Services – leaders of the sector providing efficient, responsive, accessible services

View the strategic plan here: Strategic Plan to 2020 or

Reconciliation Action Plan

Message from the Mayor

"I am confident that working together with respect, we will achieve this.

City of Prospect has a proud history of community; however, our association with the South Australian landscape is a mere dot on our continent’s history. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been the custodians of this land for more than 60,000 years, making them the oldest Indigenous culture in the world. It is with this knowledge that we recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first Australians with a unique place in our cultural history.

I see reconciliation as vital for all Australians in our search for identity and, on behalf of City of Prospect; I am genuinely committed to driving positive change. It is in the spirit of mutual respect, equality, and building genuine, positive relationships with lasting impact, that I present our 2018- 2020 Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan to you.

This plan embeds reconciliation across all City of Prospect business practices, and focuses on Kaurna people’s connection to the local area, strengthening our relationships, supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses, demonstrating respect, providing opportunities for cultural learning and career development and celebrating our shared successes.

We look forward to the time when the goals of our first Australians are shared goals. Ultimately, we look forward to deep and lasting reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders peoples and the broader community that leads to recognition of a shared history and a common future, intrinsically bound as one people, with one history - a remarkable story about a journey that has come so far and yet is always at the beginning."

Mayor David O’Loughlin

Reconciliation Action Plan July 2018 - June 2020

Better Living Better Health

Regional Public Health and Wellbeing Plan for the Eastern Health Authority Constituent Councils 2020-2025.

Better Living Better Health 2020-2025 is the regional public health and wellbeing plan for the Eastern Health Authority Constituent Councils – the Cities of Burnside, Campbelltown, Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Prospect, and the Town of Walkerville.

Better Living Better Health 2020–2025 builds on regional strengths and addresses regional challenges.

The Plan also considers priority populations identified in South Australia’s State Public Health Plan 2019-2024, including Aboriginal people, people experiencing socio-economic disadvantage, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

For more information, contact Council’s Manager Community Development on 8269 5355 or

View the plan here

View the summary here

Open Space Strategy

Council’s Open Space Strategy was endorsed in May 2018. It outlines our direction for determining the planning, level of future expenditure, maintenance expectations, upgrades and implementation. The Strategy will improve our Parks/Reserves, implementing innovative techniques including sustainable practices to create and deliver broadened opportunities for open space. These opportunities will align with local demographics and cater for the needs of the community and for generations to come.

Park/Reserve and Playspace Upgrades
The Open Space Strategy categorises each of our Parks/Reserves as Short-Term (1-5 years), Medium-Term (6-10 years) and Long-Term (11-20 years) for a focus on major design work and upgrades.
We are in the process of auditing and establishing a timeline for our parks that are listed in the Short-Term (1-5 years) category in the Open Space Strategy. The timeline will determine the level of works for each of the nominated parks over the next 5 years.

We will seek the community’s feedback as the first step to any design work and upgrades.
Community consultation will be the first step as part of the planning and design stage, and in conjunction with other local data such as demographic information, each park/reserve will be upgraded accordingly.

Replacements of Open Space Assets
Minor upgrades and replacement of park assets will occur each year on an as-needs basis. We are developing our Asset Management Plan which will assist in a proactive approach to replacement of our Open Space assets.

Open Space Strategy

Community Survey

City of Prospect conducts community surveys which assists us to open a conversation with our community, and gives us valuable insights across a range of areas.

We'd like to thank our community members who have participated in our survey; we value your time and input.

View the latest survey report here.

View the latest youth survey report here.

Other Council Plans

The following is an inclusive list of all other plans and strategies undertaken by Council:

  • Animal Management Plan
  • Community Surveys
  • Digital Economy Strategy
  • IT Strategy
  • Main North Road Masterplan
  • Open Space Strategy
  • Prospect Oval Masterplan
  • Service Reviews
  • Street Lighting Upgrades
  • Vine Street Plaza Redevelopment
For more information about Council's Plans and Strategies please call us on (08) 8269 5355 or email us at