Identifying, disposing and reinvesting in community assets

Woodcroft-Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre

We want to ensure our community has easy access to quality open spaces and community facilities. For the sake of this survey, we’ll call these community assets.

Managing community assets to achieve the best outcomes is difficult. There is a lot of work needed to get them to a standard the community deserves. They are expensive to build and maintain. Sometimes they are not well used. Some communities may not have access to basic facilities, while others don’t have them where they need them. And in some areas, we have more than we need or can afford to maintain.

This presents both opportunities and challenges. The opportunity is to make quality investment choices across our council area into new and improved community assets. The challenge is to find ways to achieve this while spending wisely and not adding financial burden on our community.

To meet part of this challenge, the previous Council committed to a detailed review of its open spaces and buildings. It wanted to understand whether we could foreseeably dispose of some of these community assets to help invest back, where it was needed.

The outcome was a comprehensive list of open spaces and buildings that are proposed for further consideration in respect to the commencement of the community land revocation processes. In time, these will be presented to Council for consideration to commence public consultation. Our communities have indicated through previous community engagement that they are open to the disposal of assets if there was sound rationale, clear line of site (i.e. they can see what the funds will be used for), and authentic community engagement.

Additional information is in the Document Library to the right of your screen.

We are seeking your feedback to help us to understand how you feel about the current process, and identify any changes that may be needed.

In particular we are keen to understand how you would like to see the funds used from any sale of assets.

Please complete the short survey here.

We want to ensure our community has easy access to quality open spaces and community facilities. For the sake of this survey, we’ll call these community assets.

Managing community assets to achieve the best outcomes is difficult. There is a lot of work needed to get them to a standard the community deserves. They are expensive to build and maintain. Sometimes they are not well used. Some communities may not have access to basic facilities, while others don’t have them where they need them. And in some areas, we have more than we need or can afford to maintain.

This presents both opportunities and challenges. The opportunity is to make quality investment choices across our council area into new and improved community assets. The challenge is to find ways to achieve this while spending wisely and not adding financial burden on our community.

To meet part of this challenge, the previous Council committed to a detailed review of its open spaces and buildings. It wanted to understand whether we could foreseeably dispose of some of these community assets to help invest back, where it was needed.

The outcome was a comprehensive list of open spaces and buildings that are proposed for further consideration in respect to the commencement of the community land revocation processes. In time, these will be presented to Council for consideration to commence public consultation. Our communities have indicated through previous community engagement that they are open to the disposal of assets if there was sound rationale, clear line of site (i.e. they can see what the funds will be used for), and authentic community engagement.

Additional information is in the Document Library to the right of your screen.

We are seeking your feedback to help us to understand how you feel about the current process, and identify any changes that may be needed.

In particular we are keen to understand how you would like to see the funds used from any sale of assets.

Please complete the short survey here.