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2021 in numbers

2021 was a great year for the City of Marion – we’ve been able to make progressions on major projects and enhance our community through our vision of liveable, prosperous, valuing nature, innovative, engaged and connected. Join us in reflecting on the year we had.

17 community consultations
If you want to have your say on upcoming community consultations in 2022, don’t forget to register through Making Marion. We value your feedback on our community consultations.

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42,000 kitchen caddies delivered to residents
In August, we delivered kitchen caddies to all households in the City of Marion. From July 2022, residents can collect one free replacement roll of 150 compostable bags per year from the Administration Centre on Sturt Road, City Services depot on Marion Road, or any of our libraries or neighbourhood centres. Check out our website for more details on this initiative.

57 entries in our garden showcase competition
In November, we asked residents to share pictures of their gardens for a chance to win some great prizes including vouchers to Bunning’s. Check out the winners and all the entries on our website.

1 new customer portal launched
Our new customer portal, My Marion, was officially launched in late 2021 allowing residents to have their say and request, follow and resolve their needs completely online.

377 walking tours taken of the Tonsley Innovation District
Tonsley Innovation District offers free walking tours to discover the history of the 61-hectare site and what lies in store for South Australia’s hub of high-value manufacturing. The tours go for an hour and occur fortnightly on Thursdays at 11am. Book your walking tour here.

500 Southern Purple-Spotted Gudgeon’s released into the Oaklands Wetland
A critically endangered freshwater native fish, the Southern Purple-Spotted Gudgeon, have been released at Oaklands Wetland in a significant milestone to return the species to the Adelaide Plains after more than 100 years. Find out more here.

940 hours of JP service offered to the community
Our Justice of the Peace is authorised to witness and sign:

  • Statutory declarations
  • Affidavits
  • Waiver rights
  • Search warrants
  • Divorce documents

A JP can also certify copies of original documents as well as witness the signing of advanced care directive documents.

Want to access Justice of the Peace services? Find out more here.

774 hours of men's shed tutoring over 336 sessions, 600 hours of 1:1 computer tutoring, 300 hours of English tuition
Various educational services are available to residents within the City of Marion at our four neighbourhood centres. Find out more here.

24 Elderly residents supported by volunteers for shopping 283 times taking 569 hours
Did you know that the City of Marion offer a variety of services to our elderly resident from weekly shopping trips or wellbeing calls. if you or your loved one requires access to any of these services, you can learn more about how you can access our volunteer services. Find out more here.

9,061 individual one-way trips on the community bus
The City of Marion provides a door-to-door Community Bus services for eligible residents who are transport disadvantaged, and require assistance to access community activities. Find out more here.

20,000 meals delivered
To ensure the health and wellbeing of our community, the City of Marion offers healthy, delicious and affordable home cooked frozen meals delivered to homes in our community. Find out more here.

1 million + visits to the City of Marion website
Our website offers everything you want to know within the City of Marion, from major projects, events, facility information, available services and news updates. Find out more here.

20,225 Social media fans
Keeping connected with our community, our social media profiles across Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter has grown significantly, creating an online place for all your City of Marion news and updates. Don’t forget to tag us at #cityofmarion to share your experiences in the City of Marion with our social media team.

11,801 people attended programs at libraries
The City of Marion’s Libraries offers live readings, access to computers and technology, an ongoing program of author events and workshops, and children’s programs like Baby Bounce and Storytelling.Find out more here.

215 new children’s picture books added to our libraries
Children’s picture books were our most popular collection at the City of Marion Libraries and we added 215 new picture books this year to keep up with demand.

5,741 plays of the Literary Anything podcast
Our Literary Anything podcast had 5,741 plays this year with our most popular episode being Ep 29: Hamnet, an episode that talked about Maggie O’Farrell’s book, Hamnet, a fictional account of the short life of Shakespeare's only son who died at age 11, which had 311 plays. Find out more and listen now here.

And the most borrowed items for the year were:

Fiction: The Sentinel by Lee Child with copies being loaned 259 times

Non-Fiction: The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku with copies being loaned 108 times

To continue staying up to date on the latest City of Marion news, subscribe to our eTalk eNewsletter or read our digitally accessible latest issue of City Limits.

Thank you for a great 2021 and we wish you a fantastic 2022!