By actively seeking opportunities to work collaboratively, the Eastern Region will benefit from increased sharing of knowledge and expertise, administrative efficiencies and opportunities to seek State and Commonwealth funding. This all adds up to better results for our communities and greater environmental benefits.
Our Councils choose to work as partners to achieve agreed social, economic, environmental, cultural and other related priorities for our local communities and eastern metropolitan Adelaide as a whole.
The Alliance sets out to achieve benefits, without the negatives and losses that come with Council amalgamations. We retain local democracy, representation, proximity of service, local accountability, immediacy of response, and identity. We deliver economies of scale, and avoid duplication of individual effort.
The Eastern Suburbs are regarded as affluent but there are pockets of disadvantage and gaps in service delivery. Part of our role is regional advocacy to ensure that our communities receive a fair share of resources, services, and investment from State and Federal Governments.
Regional co-operation amongst councils is possible, provided there is the will, and a platform. The Eastern Region Alliance provides a platform that is both efficient and effective.
Through its Portfolio Groups, ERA is working on key projects that will deliver tangible benefits to the residents of the eastern region councils:
- Ageing and Health
- Arts and Culture
- Business & Economic Development
- Infrastructure & Assets
- Open Space & Leisure Facilities
- Planning Policy