Light Regional Council is preparing for changes to its community facilities and assets as the $2.4 billion Roseworthy St Yves development is set to start within a few months.
The role of Roseworthy as an additional regional civic presence and how that leverages and extracts the best possible community benefit from existing facilities and assets over the next 20 years will be subject of a Light Regional Council strategic review announced last week.
Mayor Bill O'Brien said Chief Executive Brian Carr will report to Council on how all residents of Light Regional Council would be best served as St Yves at Roseworthy takes shape over coming years.
"Our commitment is to extract the most community benefit from Council facilities throughout Light and use this opportunity to be even more responsive to what our people want and need," Mayor O'Brien said.
"There will be a new major civic presence in St Yves Roseworthy to augment those in Kapunda, Greenock and Freeling.
The St Yves Roseworthy expansion will be as big as Mawson Lakes with a population of 12,000 or more. The masterplan provides for a substantial civic presence in the town centre.
"This fits perfectly with our Council philosophy to stay close to our local communities throughout Light and always to listen.
"When it comes to building even better communities, the advent of Roseworthy is a game-changer for all of Light," Mayor O'Brien said.
"It is timely to start planning now on how we best use all our facilities and ask what Roseworthy can add to our community.
"Council wants a strategic and thoughtful approach to the best use of community facilities and what we can add to the mix of community services and opportunities.
"The review also will take into account future technologies and digital innovation."
Mayor O'Brien said he expected that the report to Council would form the basis of community consultation and feedback on how to best shape Light Regional Council's facilities as it grows.
The review is expected to take three to four months.