Adelaide City Deal

The Adelaide City Deal is a 10-year agreement between the Australian Government, the Government of South Australia and the City of Adelaide to grow Adelaide as an innovative and vibrant city. Governments will work together to deliver projects and initiatives that support the growth of businesses and jobs, encourage the growth of Adelaide’s population, and build on the city’s global reputation in the arts and culture.

Focus areas

Under the City Deal, governments will:

  • Invest in Lot Fourteen, the former site of the Royal Adelaide Hospital, as a hub for research, innovation, and entrepreneurialism in technology and the arts;
  • Put in place investment and strategies to connect Lot Fourteen to the rest of the Adelaide city centre and metropolitan Adelaide, so that investment at Lot Fourteen benefits the whole of the Adelaide community;
  • Support growth of South Australia’s skilled workforce and industries at the forefront of innovation and cutting edge technologies; and
  • Support cultural and environmental projects in Adelaide’s suburbs through new facilities and technology that grow the local tourism sector.

Next steps

Governments will now work together to prepare an Implementation Plan by late-2019, setting out timeframes and responsibilities for commitments. This will include working with the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, and the University of South Australia as Collaborating Partners in the City Deal. The City Deal partners will engage other local governments to develop and participate in relevant commitments.