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2022 in review

2022 has been an incredible year for the City of Marion. From multiple new facility openings to a new Council – this year has seen so much progress as we enhance our community through our vision of liveable, prosperous, valuing nature, innovative, engaged and connected. Join us in reflecting on the year we had.

4 playgrounds opened (Capella, Hugh Johnson, Wistow, and Peterson reserves)

Our parks and playgrounds in the City of Marion cater to many different recreation uses; playgrounds, sport, dog parks, accessible play, cycling/skating and more. Explore the full list here.

6 major projects completed (Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre, Southern Soccer Facility, Sam Willoughby BMS, Capella Drive Reserve, Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve, Coastal Walkway segment, Field River).

5 CoastSnap stations installed along Marion’s coastline

The City of Marion was the first South Australian council to join the CoastSnap community beach monitoring initiative. This means when you visit Hallett Cove or Marino, you can join thousands of others visiting Australian coastlines to help measure how our beaches erode and recover over time due to changing ocean conditions.

16 Council meetings held and 38 candidates for our Local Government Election

In 2022, we held our local government elections and welcomed in 16 new Council Members. View the full list here.

Over 30 Community Engagement projects

If you want to have your say on upcoming community consultations in 2023, don’t forget to register through Making Marion. We value your feedback on our community consultations.

392 lost dogs rescued

Our Community Safety Officers have rescued over 392 lost dogs this year, keeping your furry friends safe while they make their way back home.

Over 400 participants for Move It programs

With programs like She Rides, Discover Walks, Tai Chi, PT by the Sea, Boxfit, Mountain Bike Riding, Move It features a range of new and innovative programs and activities in our local parks, reserves, bikeways and spaces. Learn more and book in your next activity here.

7024 people signed up to the My Marion Customer Portal

Since launching our My Marion customer portal in December 2021, we’ve had over 7,000 signups to the platform. The platform, that’s part of our Digital Transformation Program, is your one-stop-shop for reporting issues, requesting a service, managing your rates and booking your hard rubbish pick up. Come and join My Marion here now.

24,335 individual visits to programs

Hosting a variety of programs across our four centres located in Glandore, Mitchell Park, Sturt and Trott Park, there is something for everyone. From Zumba, woodworking, sketching and mindfulness, check out all of our programs here.

22,899 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.

22,900 native plants planted by council staff and volunteers

Across our council, we’ve planted more than 22,000 native plants. To learn more about our environmental initiatives, check out our Environment page.

Over $250,000 distributed to City of Marion projects, programs, and activities through the 5 Grants Stream

Through our Community Vision and Strategic Plan, the City of Marion has expressed a strong commitment to support the community through a number of grant opportunities. Eligible groups will encourage community connection for all people in our community. Find the right grant for you here.

1.8 million visits to the City of Marion website

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