The Adelaide Railway Station has been an active passenger railway terminal for the last 90 years. Last year nearly 12 million paying patrons boarded or disembarked trains there, which equates to around 230,000 people using the station every week.
Located in the heart of the Adelaide Riverbank, the Adelaide Railway Station is one of the CBD’s busiest destinations, attracting a steady mix of commuters, city workers, tourists and event-goers.
It is surrounded by exciting development projects, which are transforming the Adelaide Riverbank and cementing its position as South Australia’s premier destination.
Between 2020 and 2023 the Adelaide Railway Station will be uplifted and re-energised as part of Renewal SA's vision to rejuvenate the station and the surrounding public realm.
These works will be complemented by the current upgrade to Adelaide Festival Plaza, which will include the creation of a dramatic new northern entrance to the station.
Construction of the northern entrance will take place between April and December 2020, during which time the northern doors to the station will be temporarily closed. Visitors are advised to seek alternative routes to and from the station as outlined in the Adelaide Festival Plaza and Adelaide Railway Station access map.
Adelaide Festival Plaza and Adelaide Railway Station access
The restoration of the Adelaide Railway Station’s western façade will see master and apprentice work side-by-side, not only to revive the beauty of Adelaide’s historic transport hub but also the art of heritage stonework.
HSR (Aust) Group and Renewal SA’s Works Program are seeking local people interested in undertaking two weeks work experience contributing to the restoration of some of Adelaide’s most iconic heritage buildings with a view to developing heritage trade skills through an apprenticeship.
Revitalisation of the Adelaide Railway Station will see many of its heritage features restored and celebrated, while introducing a diverse range of shopping and dining experiences that reference the station’s golden era.
On behalf of the state government, Renewal SA will oversee and manage the revitalisation of the Adelaide Railway Station, including the restoration of heritage façades and features, the upgrade of commercial tenancies and the negotiation of future leasing opportunities.
Our key objectives are to:
provide a viable and compelling retail/service mix for commuters, CBD workers and visitors to the Adelaide Riverbank
enhance the unique heritage setting of the Adelaide Railway Station and provide an attractive visitor experience.
Renewal SA is looking for operators who can leverage the great potential of the Adelaide Railway Station to run a successful business, and in doing so, add to the utility and vibrancy of this critical public space.
We want to revitalise the overall commercial offering in the station through a combination of tenancy upgrades plus the establishment of new quality retail and service offerings.
By taking a staged approach to upgrading its tenancies there will be opportunities for both short- and long-term leasing arrangements as well as pop-up opportunities.
Renewal SA’s Adelaide Railway Station Project and Leasing Officer is available to provide further information and advice about current and future leasing opportunities in the Adelaide Railway Station.