Our seven priorities

Green Adelaide will deliver practical outcomes across seven key priorities:

Coastal management

Adelaide’s coastal environment contributes significantly to our economy, our way of life and provides vital habitat for coastal flora and fauna. Green Adelaide is helping restore and conserve South Australia’s unique coastal biodiversity and significant coastal sites, and replenishing beach sand.

Water resources and wetlands

By encouraging water sensitive urban design, flood management and improved stormwater quality, Green Adelaide is supporting a more integrated approach to managing Adelaide’s urban water, helping preserve the valuable water resources that sustain the city’s environment, and our way of life.

Green streets and flourishing parklands

Green Adelaide is working with local government and the community to increase tree canopy cover and green spaces, creating cooler urban areas that contribute to the economy, improve biodiversity and promote community health and wellbeing.

Biodiversity and water sensitive urban design

Urban design that considers biodiversity and the water cycle can deliver greener, more liveable communities. In line with this, we are working with state and local government to encourage urban design rules that create attractive and sustainable urban living conditions.

Controlling pest plants and animals

Adelaide is rich with wildlife, but the pest species introduced over time pose a threat to their survival. We are helping coordinate management of invasive pests with landholders, government, business and the broader community.

Nature education

Through partnering with the community, business and government, Green Adelaide is building on existing nature and sustainability education activities to support children, adults and families to connect with nature.

Fauna, flora and ecosystem health in the urban environment

By working with and supporting local government and the community to maintain and enhance Adelaide’s unique and biologically diverse natural environment, Green Adelaide will help ensure that all South Australians are connected to nature, which is at the heart of our vision.