Stories from our city

Learn more about everything Adelaide by reading the stories from the city. Get suggestions of the best events and bars and restaurants to go to, hear from the residents and business owners in Adelaide and read many other ideas about how to get the most out of your time in the city and North Adelaide.

AEDA Business Summit ticket sales end today

Ticket sales for the inaugural AEDA Business Summit – which will give insights into the future of Adelaide – end today.

Dancing in the moonlight with the help of AEDA

Dancing in the moonlight was among the best ways to keep Adelaide’s dance community alive as it grappled with tight COVID-19 restrictions earlier this year. Quicksteps made that happen with the help of AEDA.

Confidence in CBD hospitality continues, as Tasting Australia serves up success

Tasting Australia recorded a 20 per cent increase in the number Town Square visitors this year, highlighting the strength in the city’s hospitality sector.

Ending period poverty at the heart of Eloise Hall's business

Young entrepreneur Eloise Hall is in the business of doing good but is not afraid of “opening a can of worms” in the process. She will speak at the inaugural AEDA Business Summit this month.

Switching up housing in the CBD

Purpose-built accommodation to suit the needs of students and young renters is set to open atop the historic G & R Wills Warehouse this month.

Baroque Hall comes to North Adelaide

Classical lunch-time concerts will come to North Adelaide after an international composer was given approval to open a concert hall, contributing to a wave of redevelopment around the O’Connell Street precinct.

AEDA Business Summit: A University-style approach to CBDs

Bernard Salt AM shares insight about what his audience can expect at the inaugural AEDA Business Summit in May

A King William Street gathering comes to town

With a little help from Adelaide Economic Development Agency's Events Recovery Fund, Gathered Owner and Director Jenna O’Dell is hosting her Gathered Market at a historic CBD venue.

Construction set to begin at old Le Cornu site

New life comes to North Adelaide’s old Le Cornu site as construction of the $250m Eighty Eight O’Connell development kicks off. City of Adelaide Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor turned the sod to mark the start of redevelopment at the 7500sq m block of land that has been vacant for more than three decades.

The Leaderboard: $30 Eats hits halfway

South Australians have flocked to a Gouger Street venue to spend their $30 Eats voucher. At the half-way point of the promotion, Adelaide Economic Development Agency data showed that 18th Street Hot Pot had the most voucher redemptions, followed by the Strathmore Hotel on North Terrace and Star House Chinese Restaurant on Gouger Street.

Arts, crafts and paying it forward

A PASSION for inclusivity and access to all things arts and crafts is at the heart of Tash Evele’s decision to create a business devoted to “paying it forward”.

The Perks of the CBD

The City of Adelaide and the Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA) are pleased to welcome Perks Accountants & Wealth Advisers to the CBD, in a further sign of the business community’s growing confidence in the city.

Turning a new page on bookstore history

Dymocks has marked the next chapter of its 30-year Rundle Mall history after opening of a new flagship shop inside one of the precinct's most regal buildings.

Spotlight on shaping City of Adelaide's future

Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor and City of Adelaide chief executive Clare Mockler are leading Adelaide into the future with the first City Plan in more than 30 years.

Dymocks joins Rundle Mall, as business confidence rises

More large and small retailers are moving into Rundle Mall, as Adelaide Economic Development Agency chairwoman Nikki Govan says business confidence is on the rise

Adelaide Central Market stallholders ready for roaring trade

Adelaide Central Market is preparing for roaring Easter trade in 2022, as more customers flock to the popular Adelaide landmark.

rebel Opens Flagship rCX Store in Rundle Mall

rebel Rundle Mall will be the first Flagship CBD store for the rCX (rebel Customer Experience) stores around Australia highlighting the confidence that rebel has in the South Australian sports retail market.

NEXTDC to invest $100 million into Adelaide with world-class data centre

NEXTDC is investing $100 million in a state-of-the-art data centre right in the heart of Adelaide's central business district, creating 150 local jobs.

PwC Australia to create 2,000 SA jobs with new Skilled Service Hub

Two thousand jobs will be created in Adelaide thanks to professional services firm PwC Australia setting up its Skilled Service Hub in Rundle Mall.

Adelaide’s tallest building planned for Pulteney, Flinders Street

An ambitious bid to smash the record for Adelaide’s tallest building has taken a major step, with plans lodged.

One year of the Adelaide Economic Development Agency

Tuesday 18 January marks the one-year anniversary of the Adelaide Economic Development Agency commencing its operations.

Rise of city apartments as confidence in Adelaide grows

Construction within the Adelaide City Council district is booming, with projects totalling $2.5bn including city apartments.

Entrepreneurs: Andrew White and Olivia Moore, Renew Adelaide

Renew Adelaide’s CEO Andrew White explains their rent-free model, while LOC Bottle Bar owner Olivia Moore chats about how Renew helped her turn a hairdressing salon into a bar in the Experience Adelaide podcast.

Free high speed Wi-fi to be rolled out across Adelaide

More than 250 wireless access points will power the new Wi-Fi network in Adelaide.

Innovation: Diane Dixon, Lot Fourteen

Learn more about Lot Fourteen and its innovation ecosystem in the Experience Adelaide podcast.

AEDA helps global wine company put down roots in Adelaide CBD

Accolade Wines has relocated its head office to Adelaide CBD, with at least 160 staff moving to GPO Exchange on Franklin Street. This was done with support from AEDA.

Major Projects Update: The city shaping projects underway or planned in Adelaide

See all of the major projects and developments in the CBD as Adelaide designs a new economic future.

Quintessential Equity signs lease for new Innovation Hub at Lot Fourteen

The company chosen to develop the Entrepreneur and Innovation Centre (EIC) at the Lot Fourteen tech and start-up precinct has signed a 10-year lease.

US tech firm Cognizant will create 1600 new jobs in Adelaide

The developing digital boom in Adelaide continues to gather pace with US tech firm Cognizant announcing it’s starting a hiring spree.

Lot Fourteen’s job pipeline

On the Experience Adelaide podcast, Lot Fourteen's State Project Lead Diane Dixon talks about the job opportunities for the next generation.

CBD business ventures supported through AEDA and Renew Adelaide partnership

The funding partnership will help launch and support 15 new businesses.

CDW Studios officially opens city studio

The studio is on Level Four of the Myer Centre in Rundle Mall.

Dinner's On Us injects $225,000 into city economy

All the results from AEDA's Dinner's On Us campaign over winter.

Inaugural WellFest Adelaide to get the city moving

A celebration of all things health and wellbeing is coming to the city in October.

Microsoft lands at Lot Fourteen

They've joined Nokia to sign a Space and 5G agreement with the SA Government

10GA network gives mâché a competitive advantage

Many Adelaide businesses running on fast, secure internet at mâché

Why Adelaide is the third most liveable city in the world

We unpack the reasons why Adelaide is the third most liveable city

Coffylosophy combats COVID

With helps from the community and the City Business Support Package

Consilium Technology not willing to settle for second best

Adelaide's Ten Gigabit network is providing AI solutions

Rising Sun Pictures’ expat employees love Adelaide

Another record-breaking year for Adelaide Fringe

Adelaide Fringe has delivered another record-breaking year, in its Diamond 60th Birthday iteration, despite COVID-19 hitting in the last week of the 2020 festival.

Cbus leading the way with building sustainability standards

Cbus’ project at 50 Flinders Street has achieved 6 star NABERS building, in another example of leadership in the sustainability space and Adelaide’s shared goal of carbon neutrality.

Small Business Champions: advice and insights on growth and opportunity

Our Small Business Champions share their advice on how to capitalise on the opportunities that have come out of the challenges of recent times.

Small Business Champions: the impact on industries

This week, our Small Business Champions delve further into how COVID-10 has changed the landscape of their specific industries.

Small Business Champions: keeping staff engaged

This week, we explore how our Small Business Champions have adapted the way they communicate to keep their teams connected at engaged.

Small Business Champions: taking your business online

This week, we explore how our Small Business Champions' journeys either took their businesses online or scaled up their digital presence to capitalise on the large amount of people staying home.

Small Business Champions: insights on adapting and embracing agility

Discover how businesses have adapted and embraced agility throughout this period. City businesses share their stories of learning and overcoming, adapting to never-seen-before circumstances.

Small Business Champions: insights on the $10,000 Emergency Cash Grants

Learn about the State Government’s $10,000 Emergency Cash Grants for Small Businesses. Kristin of Life Personal Trainers, Adam from Prohibition Liquor Co, and Mick of Urban Cow Studio share their experiences and advice on applying for the Grant as well as what they’ve been doing to fill this time.

$7 million investment to unite genomics research in SA

The South Australian Genomics Centre (SAGC) will open its doors on July 1 this year thanks to an investment of more than $7 million, including $2 million from Bioplatforms Australia (BPA) through the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.

Adelaide headquartered Sealink expands footprint internationally

Adelaide headquartered Sealink acquires Transit Systems Group, Australia’s largest private operator of public bus services and its network of international entities.