Doing Business With Council
The City of Onkaparinga is the largest of 19 local government metropolitan councils in South Australia.
The peri-urban landscape of our city on the southern edge of Adelaide is varied including the eastern hills, western 31 kilometres of coast, southern rural farmland, metropolitan suburbia, country townships, vibrant commerce, wide industrial uses, along with world class vineyards and wineries.
We provide varying services to our residents which include key infrastructure, libraries, community / youth / positive ageing centres, open spaces, waste collection, graffiti removal, water management and of course many more.
Our region has an estimated resident population of 167,659 people with a vast land mass of 517 square kilometres.
We employee more than 700 people - local government is big business!
Annually council expenditure on goods and services totals approximately $115 million.
We aim to procure as much of this as possible locally. We run 'Doing Work with Council' sessions for local businesses to provide a greater understanding about how to do business with council.
Doing business with local government is a valuable opportunity for business growth with significant opportunity for an ongoing revenue stream, secure payment, adds to the brand and reputation of your business and positions your business for further work with other tiers of government procurement.
Ultimately we are seeking to enable more local businesses to win work packages both locally and through other councils and levels of state and federal government.