Capital City Committee Adelaide
The Capital City Committee is a unique partnership of the South Australian Government and Adelaide City Council, established under the City of Adelaide Act 1998.
The Committee's focus is the strategic development of Adelaide as the State's capital city and heart of South Australia.
The Committee brings together some of the State's most senior political figures from the South Australian Government and Adelaide City Council, playing a key role in advancing city/state relations.
Chaired by South Australia’s Premier, The Hon Jay Weatherill MP, Committee members also include The Hon John Rau MP, Deputy Premier; The Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure; The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of Adelaide Stephen Yarwood; Ms Megan Hender, Central Ward Councillor; and Ms Natasha Malani, Area Councillor....read more
New Research into Adelaide's Evening Economy
Following on from the Committee's Growing Adelaide's Evening Economy Forum held April 2013, new research has revealed that performing arts, restaurants and cafes are driving Adelaide's night time economy. Read Media Article. View Report.
Citizen Jury Engaged to Help Strike Balance Between Safe and Vibrant City
A randomly-selected citizen jury will be given the resonsibility of making policy recommendations to help ensure that Adelaide is both vibrant and safe....read more
Doors Open on New Small Venue Licence
The State Government will host an information session for people seeking to open small venues in Adelaide....read more
Boosting Adelaide's Night-Time Economy
Getting people to 'linger longer' in the city, avoid rush hour, enjoy more of what Adelaide has to offer in the evening and late at night, and diversifying and growing the night economy, were the focus of the Capital City Committee's Growing Adelaide's Evening Economy Forum held Tuesday 16 April, 2013. Read Media Release. Read the InDaily article. View the Forum program. Go to the full story and pics.
A thriving Adelaide central business district that is the cultural, economic and entertainment hub of the State has been identified in the South Australian Government's 2013 Economic Statement as one of the important drivers of the State economy. Increasing the CBD residential population, developing the Riverbank and North Terrace Health precincts, activating city streets and laneways and facilitating growth of the city-based 'creative economy' will all contribute to 'Creating a Vibrant City', one of seven strategic priorities being progressed by the South Australian Government ...read more
Adelaide most liveable again
For the third year in a row Adelaide has been voted the most liveable in Australia by the Property Council's national My City: The People's Verdict survey. Receiving a score of 63.6 out of 100 for the 17 attribites from 600 Adelaideans, the result was built on consistency and strong scores in housing affordability, standard of living and cleanliness. Across the Australia, nearly 6,000 people participated in the survey, which provided the following results for the other Australian capital cities; Brisbane 6th, Melbourne 7th, Perth 9th, Sydney 10th and Darwin 11th. Premier Jay Weatherill said Adelaide should be proud of the achieivement and aspire to be "one of the great small cities of the world". As part of the Captial City Committee's work on Global City Rankings, a detailed description of these results will be available later this week, including: trends; explanantion of methodology; and analysis. More information in the Media Release from the Property Council andmedia coverage of the results.
New - Look Bank Street Revealed
A new-look Bank Street, complete with its very own set of bespoke outdoor dining pods and contraflow bike lane is the latest Adelaide CBD laneway to be revitalised as part of the strategy to create a more vibrant city...read more
Adelaide's Small Bar Scene Boosted by New Legislation
New Members Appointed to Committee
The Capital City Committee welcomes new Members in 2013 from both sides of the partnership.
Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP, the Minister for Transport & Infrastructure, and Minister for Housing and Urban Development, joins continuing State Government members on the Committee: the Premier of South Australia, the Hon Jay Weatherill MP (also the Chair); and the Deputy Premier and Minister for Planning the Hon John Rau MP.
Councillors Megan Hender (Central Ward Councillor) and Natasha Malani (Area Councillor) join The Right Hon the Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood as the Adelaide City Council members on the Committee. These appointments were made by Adelaide City Council in November 2012 as part of its review every two years of Councillors on external Committees and Boards.
West End Safety Trial (WEST)
A report on the West End Safety Trial (WEST) highlights the main achievements of this city-state partnership conducted in the City’s West End between November 2011 to May 2012, which delivered 13 initiatives – four of which are continuing....read more
Festivals Adelaide shows Festivals bring $63m to State's economy
Festivals Adelaide's economic impact study reveals Adelaide's 10 major arts festivals delivered a combined $62.9 million to the state's economy last year and attracted 2.82 million in total attendances. Festivals Adelaide is an umbrella organisation of Adelaide's 10 major festival, established by the Capital City Committee in 2011 to co-ordinate and jointly market the city's key arts events. Festivals Adelaide is one of the Capital City Committee's partnership projects on its Development Program 2012-2013...read more
Bank Street lane way transformation
Government announces Bank Street set to become the next link in Adelaide's emerging lane way network, connecting North Terrace and Hindley Street, with work starting early 2013. Activating city streets and lane ways is one of the Committee's key priorities for city revitalisation...read more
New laws to enable small venues in the CBD introduced into Parliament in November 2012
These reforms are a part of the Capital City Committee's work around reducing reduce tape and revitalising the city. They aim to reduce the barriers for entrepreneurs to set up small bars and hybrid café bars in the city. These reforms align with the Committee's commitment to enlivening the city and increasing the attractiveness of the city for visitors, workers and residents. More information in the Media Release from the Premier and Deputy Premier.
The Capital City Committee has the pleasure to present its Annual Report for 2011-2012
This 2011-2012 Annual Report represents an image-rich summary of the successful outcomes for the Capital City Committee through its delivery and oversight of a variety of priority, partnership and catalysing projects during this reporting period.
The 2011-2012 Annual Report was endorsed by the Committee at its meeting on 24 October 2012, tabled in Parliament on Tuesday 13 November 2012 and noted by Council on 27 November 2012.
It features a joint message from the Hon Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia, and Stephen Yarwood, The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor, that doubles as an executive summary of the Committee's achievement during 2011-2012...download here
New city planning and development laws now in place...read 'Driving Change in the State's Capital' (Media Release, Deputy Premier John Rau, 25 October 2012).
More integrated CCTV network in CBD to increase public safety
Joint Government of South Australia and Adelaide City Council review announced...
read 'CCTV in the city under the spotlight' (Media Release, Deputy Premier John Rau, 25 October 2012); 'Adelaide's CBD to get extra closed circuit television cameras to monitor city's streets' (Adelaidenow, 24 October 2012).
Capital City Committee Development Program for 2012-2013 endorsed... read more
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