Vibrant City

In 2012, the Government of South Australia announced its vision for creating a vibrant city and establishing Adelaide as a world class destination.

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About Vibrant City

Adelaide is considered to be one of the most liveable cities on the planet. It is well known for its arts festivals, fine foods and wine. Our city has an advanced economy, world class universities and a flourishing multicultural heritage.

Adelaide shares many qualities with the greatest cities in the world, and we are receiving recognition for the innovative ways we’re bringing fresh energy and life to our city.

The Vibrant City program is geared toward creating a city where more people want to live, work and spend time because there is always something to do.

The program is achieving this by improving and maximising opportunities for the following groups.

Small venues


We want everyone
to feel like Adelaide is a place
they want to come to and enjoy

Project progress

The Vibrant City program started in 2012 and is gaining real momentum in revitalising Adelaide.

We are seeing increases in people living, working, spending time and investing in our city.

We are also witnessing greater confidence in our entrepreneurs to start up and carry out business in our CBD.

News + events

Banking on better connections

29 September 2017 in Market to Riverbank link, Vibrant City

The transformation of Bank Street and Topham Mall North into vibrant and appealing city spaces as part of the Market to Riverbank link project is well on track for completion in mid-December, with significant milestones achieved for both.

Bud lights to bloom on North Terrace trees

10 August 2017 in Adelaide Riverbank, Park Lands, Vibrant City

Trees on the northern side of the terrace will be lit up as part of the state government’s commitment to enhancing city vibrancy through the …

Permanent close to vehicle traffic on Peel Street

28 July 2017 in Adelaide Laneways, Vibrant City

Following successful trial closures and strong community support Renewal SA and the City of Adelaide have worked in partnership with local traders to implement a …

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