GILLIAN ALDRIDGE OAM

MAYOR, CITY OF SALISBURY

THOUGHT

Leader

AN INNOVATOR OF INDUSTRY
BEING A POWERHOUSE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S DEFENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY MEANS THE CITY OF SALISBURY HAS AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY IN THE FUTURE OF OUR STATE AND INDEED OUR NATION

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Our City is the fourth largest economy in the State with a Gross Regional Product of 8.65 billion and more than 8,700 businesses calling Salisbury home, including a host of international firms and flourishing entrepreneurs. We are an important area for the State’s economic growth for population, small business, innovation and employment and have key innovation, economic and employment hubs in Technology Park and the Edinburgh Defence Precinct.

For generations, people have arrived in our City from far and wide to set up their home, in search of a place with more opportunities for work, education and a better lifestyle. This identity has endured and more recently has been responsible for a significant growth in population and a high housing demand climate. It comes as no surprise then that we are one of the fastest growing areas in the State, with a population of more than 147,000 people, which is expected to grow by 4.2% each year for the next 15 years.

This future growth, health and wellbeing of the northern Adelaide community was keenly accounted for in our City Plan 2035, which sets out our vision for Salisbury to be a progressive, sustainable and connected community. Based upon the characteristics that make a successful City, this vision informs our four key directions, which are to create:

  • A welcoming and liveable City
  • A sustainable City
  • A growing City that creates new opportunities
  • Innovation and Business Development

Located 15 kilometres north of the Adelaide CBD, the City of Salisbury is the ideal place to do business. Our Council actively supports business to invest and grow. We offer affordable commercial land, excellent transportation infrastructure and networks, a highly skilled workforce and access to world leading research facilities.

Salisbury is the ideal base for any business looking to establish a presence in South Australia. Importantly, we offer more than just a great place to work, we also offer a great lifestyle.

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