What is Alexandrina 2040 all about?

Alexandrina Council is reviewing the strategic management plans which guide everything we do.

Planning for the future is a big task and we can’t do it alone.  From October 2019 to September 2020, we are planning of series of consultation and engagement opportunities with people who live, study, work and play in the Alexandrina Council district. 

The information we gather will be used to prepare an updated Community Strategic Plan, Long Term Financial Plan and Infrastructure and Asset Management Plan.  The draft plans will be released for consultation in August 2020 and adopted by no later than November 2020.

Why is Council reviewing its strategic management plans?

The Local Government Act 1999 (SA) says that Council must have a suite of Strategic Management Plans and that we must review these plans within two years after each general election of the Council.  Council is also required to adopt a process which gives members of the public a reasonable opportunity to be involved in development of the plans.

Alexandrina Council currently has three Strategic Management Plans:

  • Community Strategic Plan 2014-2023
  • Long Term Financial Plan 2017-2026
  • Infrastructure and Asset Management Plan 2016-2025.

The last major review of our Community Strategic Plan was undertaken in 2012/13.  In the past we have reviewed our Strategic Management Plans one at a time, but we are taking the opportunity to review all three plans together.  Council’s Strategic Management Plans are a ‘golden thread’ for the organisation and the community, and once adopted, will be the principal driver of Council’s decision making and activities.

Who does Council want to connect with during the Alexandrina 2040 process?

As many people as possible! We want to hear from people who live, work, study and play in our district about your long term needs, hopes and priorities.  This includes ensuring we hear from people representing different groups, interests and sectors.  Hearing from, and working in partnership with, community service providers and other levels of government is also critical to the success of this process. 

How will Council connect with community during the Alexandrina 2040 process?

The first phase of our Alexandrina 2040 engagement process closed on 15 November 2019 but there will be plenty more opportunities to get involved during February – September 2020.

During October – November 2019 we held Listening Posts at 13 community events, hosted 4 community focus groups in Goolwa and Strathalbyn, visited 7 local schools, held workshops with more than 100 council staff and received feedback from more than 1100 people.

We asked what you love about Alexandrina, what challenges and opportunities you think our community will face between now and 2040, and your big ideas for making Alexandrina an even better place to live, study, work and play!  We’ll report back on what we heard in early January 2020.

Right now you can still tell us what you think about the community values listed in Council’s current Community Strategic Plan.  If you belong to a community, sporting or business group you can also invite someone from our strategy team to attend one of your meetings by emailing alex@alexandrina.sa.gov.au.

We’ve got EVEN MORE ways to connect planned for early 2020, with a roadshow of Village Conversations and a Participatory Budgeting survey planned for February-March 2020.   Full details of all upcoming events will be listed here as and when they are confirmed.  We look forward to seeing you there!

The last step in the process will be formal consultation on our draft set of strategic Plans in August-September 2020.

How do I enter the draw to win an iPad Mini?

Complete an online or hardcopy survey, or register to participate in a focus group, and you will automatically go into the draw to win an iPad Mini. Terms and conditions apply as per below.


1. The competition is open to residents of Alexandrina with the exception of employees and Elected Members of Alexandrina Council.

2. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

3. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

4. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via mysay.alexandrina.sa.gov.au/A2040

5. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.

6. Closing date for entry will be midnight on Sunday 10th November 2019. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

7. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.


Alexandrina Council reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice.

Alexandrina Council is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

The prizes are as follows: 1 x iPad Mini only.

The prize is as stated and no other alternatives will be offered. The prize is not transferable.

The prize is subject to availability and Alexandrina Council reserves the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

Winners will be chosen at random by software, from all entries received and verified by Council administration.

The winner will be notified via the phone number provided within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

Alexandrina Council will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.

Alexandrina Council’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material relating to the

Alexandrina 2040 consultation process.

Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.