Ever had a great idea about creating something in the city but forgotten about it later? Or wanted to tell people about a fantastic place but couldn’t remember where it was? The Picture Adelaide for iPhone App could be the answer!
Available free from the App Store, users can photograph anything they love, would like to improve or create in the city, add their comments and upload it to a city map.
“The new App means that people can send us their ideas as they think of them while they’re walking around the city and take photos of what they love as they pass by their favourite spots,” Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood said.
“It makes it so easy for everyone to have a say in planning the city’s future.”
The App is part of Adelaide City Council’s Picture Adelaide campaign which encourages South Australians to get involved in creating their city.
People are encouraged to make as many suggestions as they like –Council is keen to hear all ideas!
Picture Adelaide was launched in April and has already received around 750 submissions. The Central Market and the Park Lands are emerging as favourite places and according to some, Rundle Lantern “is exactly what Adelaide needs more of”. The Northern lights of the Adelaide Festival were also a hit and many people are keen to see the development of the Riverbank Precinct.
“There have been some exciting ideas about what people want to create in the city,” Stephen said.
“People love the street art that’s being created on Council walls and want to see more of it, and putting cafes and bars in our laneways is a popular idea. There’s even a call for dragon boat races on the Torrens!”
Other themes emerging are creating tram routes around the city, areas that are car-free and more cycling lanes.
Ideas can also be submitted online at www.pictureadelaide.com.au . There is a map pin-pointing the locations of all suggestions and visitors can view other ideas.
Another way to submit ideas is via the Picture Adelaide postcards which can be found at the Adelaide City Council customer centre, city libraries, city community centres, UParks, the Aquatic Centre and Golf Course, as well as in hundreds of cafés, restaurants and other places in the city. Posting them back is free.
The ideas received will help to guide the future of Adelaide and inform major planning projects including the 2012-2016 Strategic Plan.