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

First stage of laneways transformation completed

14 December 2017 in Market to Riverbank link, Vibrant City

The completion of Stage One of the $14.6 Market to Riverbank link is an important milestone in the transformation of key laneways and streets in Adelaide.

Summer’s here with Adelaide’s first Urban Beach

1 December 2017 in Adelaide Riverbank, Vibrant City

This year, 1 December is not only the first day of our hottest season, but the opening day of our first ever Urban Beach – a new way to enjoy the best of summer in the heart of the city.

L.I.T., Hive and Portal activate former RAH site as demo begins

16 November 2017 in Adelaide Riverbank, The former Royal Adelaide Hospital site, Vibrant City

A number of interactive and lighting demonstration projects have brought more than 1500 people to the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site as demolition works begin.

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