Have your say in your local council area.
SA Councils are continually seeking to improve facilities that will benefit the local community and are actively seeking your feedback. Having your say is a great way to create positive changes in your local neighbourhood.
How to have your say
Simply go to your local council’s website and find their consultation projects for instance Annual business plan and budget or other projects they may be consulting on. Your local council consults on new playground developments, changes to local parks and gardens, bike tracks, dog parks, sport and recreation facilities and more. You can also fill out feedback forms online to share your thoughts and opinions. You can also choose to receive emails from your local council about issues that you are interested in so that you are kept informed of upcoming issues.
Councils sometimes host free community gatherings where you can provide your feedback via forms. You may even be able to snag a free sausage. If you can’t attend the gathering, then it’s still easy to provide your feedback online.
When you have your say, your contribution will be looked at closely, your feedback will be considered and collated with other similar feedback received.
Remember that the feedback you provide can be used to benefit you and your community, so don’t be afraid to get online and contribute. It’s a great opportunity for residents/ratepayers to have a say.
What do local councils do?
Roads & footpaths
Councils are responsible for the construction and maintenance of hundreds of local roads and footpaths and help keep communities accessible and safe.
Bike paths & cycling trails
Many councils provide dedicated bike paths and cycling trails both as an alternative means of transport and for recreational purposes.
Parks & gardens
Councils provide and maintain many parks, gardens, reserves and open spaces in local areas to provide ways for communities to be active and connected.
Play equipment is also available in many council parks and gardens to provide spaces for children to be active and socialize with others in their community.
Councils invest heavily in sports and recreation centres and provide other facilities for community use such as ovals, courts and swimming pools.
Many of the facilities councils provide are made more comfortable by a range of other amenities such as barbeques, public toilets, seating and drinking fountains.
Skate parks and BMX tracks
Keeping young people engaged and connected is also a priority for councils and many provide facilities such as skate parks and BMX tracks for this purpose.
Walking and hiking trails
Many councils provide walking and hiking trails, including decking, handrails and viewing platforms, for use by locals and visitors alike.
In regional areas, councils provide and maintain infrastructure such as visitor information centres, campgrounds, jetties and boat ramps.
Regulatory and environmental services
Councils administer town planning and building legislation, dog and cat control processes and food safety regulation. Councils perform environmental management functions, including by providing waste and stormwater management services, coastal protection, and landcare programs.
Councils also support community development by providing library services, public health services and community centres. Councils support and include vulnerable community members by providing child and aged care services, youth and disability services and community transport.
In challenging times, councils often establish economic development programs that include regional development and tourism initiatives, or provide funding support to local events and attractions.
SA councils – part of your everyday!
Download the free My Local Services app here and you’ll always have your local council information at your fingertips – playgrounds, bbq areas, website, phone, email, waste collection & more.
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
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