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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 are working 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

City Deal partners are continuing to deliver on commitments under the Deal. The Implementation Plan, released on
14 November 2019, sets out key milestones for projects, timeframes and who will be responsible for delivery.

Over the next twelve months, construction will commence on some of the Deal's major projects, including the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre and the Innovation Hub.

A Three Year Review of the Deal will be undertaken in 2022.


  • Adelaide City Deal signed
    19 March 2019
  • Implementation Plan released
    14 November 2019
  • First Annual Progress Report
    21 September 2020
  • Second Annual Progress Report
    18 June 2021
  • End of 10 years of the Adelaide City Deal