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

City Makers grants

City Makers was a grant program that supported the entrepreneurial and the creative communities sector of Adelaide to assist with the delivery of quality programs, projects, events and small venues.

Round 1 City Makers grant recipients

Round 2 City Makers grant recipients

Building Compliance
Story City
Adelaide Fringe
Multimind Solutions (Conversare)
Saphron and Scantlebury (Sym Choon Markets)
Peter Rabbit café

Round 3 City Makers grant recipients

Building Compliance
Studio Flamenco
Victoria Lewis
D.E.W (Drink, Eat, Work)
Fruzsi Kenez and Caroline Gliddon
The Wurst of Adelaide/Chesser Street Events
Adelaide West End Association
King's Head Hotel
Kaspar Schmidt Mumm

Round 4 City Makers grant recipients


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

New geology-inspired public art installed in Market to Riverbank link

18 June 2018 in Adelaide Laneways, Market to Riverbank link

New geometric and abstract public art, titled Geode, inspired by geology and designed by local artist Amy Joy Watson, is being installed in the form of drainage grates throughout the $14.6 million Market to Riverbank link.

KIK Innovation expands with new co-working space at former Royal Adelaide Hospital site

16 March 2018 in Adelaide Laneways, Adelaide Riverbank, Lot Fourteen, Vibrant City

Today, KIK Innovation is expanding within the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site launching a unique co-working space for social innovators and entrepreneurs to exclusively create brands, share ideas, and bring about change in making a social impact.

Progress | Autumn 2018 edition

9 March 2018 in Adelaide Riverbank, Market to Riverbank link, News, Vibrant City

Welcome to the Autumn 2018 edition of Progress, in which you can read about our vision for the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site; how we’re supporting small business; how we celebrated International Women’s Day 2018; achievements of our Works Program, now in its 10th year; how people felt about our Urban Beach activation; opportunities to partner on this year’s Winterfest; and the latest on what’s happening at Tonsley.

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