Community, corporate and advocacy plans
Local Economic Development Plan
We’re preparing a Local Economic Development Plan to help support local jobs, business, and long-term economic growth of the area.
To help inform the plan, the community and stakeholders have provided early input on the economic strengths, challenges, and opportunities for the region. A summary of this early engagement is now available - review the Early Engagement Summary Report for the Local Economic Development Plan.
Further engagement in the second half of 2021 is proposed to ensure the Plan supports the economic growth and sustainability of the Barossa:
- Stage 1 – consultation review and preparation of the draft Plan
- Stage 2 – community consultation on the draft Plan
- Stage 3 – Adoption of the Economic Development plan
Further updates will be provided as we progress through these stages.
Barossa Community Plan
The Barossa Community Plan outlines The Barossa Council's aspirational vision for the community, with a 20-year horizon. The Plan was developed in conjunction with the community and represents over 500 community responses. It guides decision-making for both Council and the community, based on our vision and shared values.
The Barossa Community Plan (2020-2040) is managed through five key themes in support of the vision.
We have also developed a 35-year inter-generational project known as The Big Project, which outlines the path we are taking to achieve the Community Plan vision.
Our Corporate Plan outlines a 4 year strategy to achieve the 20 year vision of the Community Plan. The plan summaries the actions for Council and staff to implement in a bid to achieve this vision.
Our Corporate Plan 2016-2020 is aligned to the themes of the Community Plan including Natural Environment and Built Heritage, Community and Culture, Infrastructure, Health and Wellbeing and Business and Employment. The Corporate Plan also outlines council’s principles of operation.
The Advocacy Strategy 2020-2024 has been newly established in 2020. The primary role of the Advocacy Plan is to support the Community Plan and identify known and possible areas of advocacy that the council will or may need to undertake to achieve its vision.