Alexandrina 2040 - What we heard

The first phase of the Alexandrina 2040 consultation wrapped up late in 2019 and a report on what we heard through the engagement process has now been released.  Read it here.

A big thanks to everyone who shared their ideas with us. During October/November 2019 we held Listening Posts at 13 community events, held 4 community focus groups, spoke to hundreds of local school students and received ideas from more than 1100 people. The findings show that what people love most about Alexandrina is our sense of community and friendly people, our natural environment including the beach, river and countryside, and the broad range of community facilities such as libraries, skate parks, bike paths and playgrounds which make our region such a great place to live.

Our community identified climate change and environmental issues, the need for services and infrastructure to keep up with a growing population and a lack of local employment as the biggest challenges facing our region.

People also shared a whole host of ideas on how we can work together to meet these challenges and embrace our strengths with investments in community facilities, embracing sustainability and supporting local businesses at the top of the list.

The next stage of the Alexandrina 2040 process involves taking the report back out to community and opening up a series of ‘Village Conversations.’ Throughout February and March, Village Conversations will be held in eight townships across the region; giving locals an opportunity to come together and discuss their ideas for how Council spending should be prioritised to achieve community goals and help realise the full potential of Alexandrina 2040.

These facilitated workshops are being held in Strathalbyn, Middleton, Goolwa, Port Elliot, Clayton Bay, Milang, Langhorne Creek and Mount Compass. RSVP here to attend your local ‘Village Conversation’ and click here to learn more about Alexandrina 2040.

Village Conversations