In the CBD and across greater Adelaide, new and proposed infrastructure is addressing the needs of a globally connected city. This includes the revolutionary Ten Gigabit Adelaide, Australia’s first 10Gbps city-wide fibre optic network – for which an uplift in property values and the success of several multi-million property transactions has been widely attributed.

  • AUD$3.6 billion existing and planned developments in the CBD infrastructure
  • 1,000 buildings have been connected to the fibre network, giving up to 3,500 businesses access to affordable 10Gbps symmetrical upload and download speeds.

The city of Adelaide has undergone a period of unprecedented development in recent years, led by several major private and public capital projects, infrastructure upgrades and improved public transport services. The Adelaide Festival Plaza, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Casino and Adelaide Convention Centre are all part of a renewed Riverbank sports and recreation precinct, attracting millions of visitors each year.

Along North Terrace is Lot Fourteen, Australia’s first creation and innovation neighbourhood, which will span across seven hectares. As a new focal point for the digital industry and the catalyst for significant employment and economic benefits for the state, the site will be the springboard for creation and innovation, establishing Adelaide as the destination of choice for progressive companies. This is underpinned by an AUD$551 million ‘City Deal’ and the presence of anchor institutions including the new Australian Space Agency, Institute of Machine Learning and the Future Industries eXchange (FIXE).

On the western end of North Terrace, the spectacular South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) building has been joined by the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and two university campuses in a medical sciences precinct aligned with global health, research and training needs. Known as Adelaide BioMed City, it is one of the largest life-sciences clusters in the Southern Hemisphere.

Adelaide Airport has announced an AUD$165 million expansion to its main terminal. To be completed by 2021, the expansion will significantly improve the arrivals and departures experience for international passengers and is expected to attract more international carriers to bring flights to the city.

Discover major development activity in the city of Adelaide and the designated urban corridor zones through the SA Development Tracker.

Renew Adelaide has been revitalising urban areas socially and economically through a flexible rent-free licence model since 2010. The organisation has played a pivotal role in creating an exciting city that encourages people to try new ideas, by creating, job opportunities, bringing under-utilised property to life and attracting visitors.

Renew Adelaide has become a stand-out example of how, in the city of Adelaide, multi-organisation partnerships are creating the foundations for entrepreneurs to test their ideas and grow their businesses. The City of Adelaide will continue to support Renew Adelaide to achieve ongoing success throughout the CBD and North Adelaide.

Landlords and businesses can see how they can get involved at Renew Adelaide.

Designed for Life

Consistently voted amongst the top ten most liveable cities in the world, Adelaide is a place where you can embrace all the experiences of a cosmopolitan capital city whilst enjoying a life centred around wellbeing and balance. Residents enjoy a quality of life where happiness and health intersect.

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A global city with local benefits

Adelaide’s reputation as an epicentre for commerce and innovation has cultivated a thriving local economy. South Australia’s expertise in market intelligence and its competitive business landscape has seen the growth of exciting sectors including technology, health, education, design, the arts, events, hospitality and the defence and space industries.

A small city with a big backyard

As the world’s only ‘city in a park’, 760 hectares of Park Lands serve as Adelaide’s playground. Home to playgrounds, exercise spaces and cultural festivals that draw thousands, these sweeping green spaces are where imaginations and bodies are invigorated through an abundance of experiences.

The City of Adelaide’s sustainability incentives are a range of rebates that build on the city’s longstanding history of supporting community investment in sustainable technologies and keep Adelaide at the forefront of technology and trends for low-carbon living.

These incentives contribute to Adelaide's shared goal of becoming one of the first carbon neutral cities in the world though the Carbon Neutral Adelaide initiative.

If you are looking into some upgrades at work or considering improvements to your property, see what rebate might be right for you. To help you consider your options our City Switch program can assist office-based business to successfully implement sustainability initiatives. Find out more.

Building Upgrade Finance

Building Upgrade Finance is a finance product provided by private sector financiers for eligible building owners. Finance may be available to fund environmental improvements to existing non-residential buildings, as well as the restoration and upgrade of heritage buildings.

Find out how this can be a cost-effective way to make improvements to your commercial building.

Heritage Incentive Scheme

The City of Adelaide Heritage Incentive Scheme helps conserve the cities unique heritage and character. Learn more about funding criteria and how to apply.