On 12 December 2018, the Australian and South Australian governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding, agreeing to develop a City Deal for Adelaide. The City Deal will be developed in partnership with local governments, communities and the private sector to support long-term growth of Adelaide as a vibrant, innovative city that drives the economy forward. It will focus on fostering, attracting and retaining a skilled workforce and establishing a framework for all three levels of government to work together to achieve the city’s goals of a growing population and a growing economy.

Priority themes

Governments will work collaboratively to develop a City Deal for Adelaide in early 2019 structured around the following themes:

  • Targeted investment to deliver a precinct that drives entrepreneurship and innovation, centred on the redevelopment of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site, known as Lot Fourteen. 
  • Getting the settings right to better manage population growth and city planning.
  • Enhancing Adelaide’s liveability through investment in culture and the arts.