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Day-time illustrative aerial render of the Festival Plaza re-development, featuring grasslands and tree plantings overlooking the Torrens River, the back of the Festival Centre, and Jacaranda trees lining King William Road.

The Northern Promenade works will include the creation of a new entrance and improved paths on the northern side of the Adelaide Festival Centre.

The east-to-west promenade on the river side of Adelaide Festival Centre will be widened to include a ‘Walk of Fame’, creating a seamless connection between the plaza and King William Road.

This improved access on the river side of the centre also supports the creation of a new Festival Centre entry point to enable easier access to performances at the Adelaide Festival Theatre.

The works also include a new landscaped external amphitheatre with integrated seating and disability access to Elder Park and an interactive arts playground.

The redevelopment will transform one of the city’s most important public spaces into Adelaide’s premier meeting hub.

Two key agreements were signed in May allowing the development to proceed, including a $430 million development by Walker Corporation – with an office building, retail area, car park upgrade and investment into the Festival Plaza – as well as the $300 million SKYCITY Adelaide expansion.

Housing and Urban Development Minister Stephen Mullighan said ‘The revitalisation of the Festival Plaza precinct will be the centrepiece of the Riverbank Precinct, linking our premier Adelaide Riverbank attractions such as the Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Oval and Adelaide Casino.’

Together the projects are worth more than $900 million and will provide a significant boost to the state’s economy through construction jobs, tourism and ongoing employment opportunities.

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