From being listed as one of the top five most liveable cities in the world to being recognised as a rising star, must-see destination, Adelaide has increasingly developed a reputation as a place that people want to live, work, invest and spend time in.
It began with the introduction of small bar licenses, proceeded with placemaking projects that returned our streets and laneways to the people, and progressed with support for entrepreneurs and creatives to open new businesses and activate spaces.
Licensing revisions, along with Renewal SA’s support for entrepreneurs through case management and City Makers grants, has resulted in a wave of new exciting and quirky venues that have contributed to the vibrancy of our city.
Since 2013, we’ve realised our goals with:
- 94 new small venues popping up in our city
- 1,300+ jobs created through small venues licensing
- Over $90 million in investment in small licensed venues (GSP)
- 63 City Makers grants provided for building compliance and placemaking projects.
Progress continues as we partner with City of Adelaide on the transformation of the Market to Riverbank link, as part of our larger vision for Adelaide’s laneways, including Peel Street.
More information about the Vibrant City agenda can be found on the Renewal SA website.