The next round of community and economic development initiatives are set to commence in Port Adelaide with a continued focus on infrastructure works and innovative partnerships and events that are unique to the Port.
Over the last two years the Port Adelaide Renewal Project (PARP) has successfully delivered phase one of a broad based program that includes infrastructure works to improve amenity and a range of events, exhibitions and festivals that have significantly increased visitation to the Port.
Renewal SA Chief Executive, John Hanlon, said the success of the program has brought renewed energy to the Port through its bold vision and innovative partnerships.
“In the past year we have seen growing activity and engagement in the Port through initiatives such as the Wild at Hart markets, upgrades to the Harts Mill Precinct, the Inner Harbour Loop Path and building façade upgrades”.
“The next round of this multi-faceted program will continue to work towards increasing the appeal of the region for the local community and visitors alike by attracting investment and new business to the Port”, he said.
“By fostering our existing partnerships with Renew Adelaide and the Adelaide Business Hub, Renewal SA will continue to support local business initiatives to stimulate and drive economic development in the region through enterprise and innovation,” said Mr Hanlon.
Proposed infrastructure works include building and upgrades to Commercial Road to provide an entrance statement to Port Adelaide, including street scaping and upgrades to the area around the train station. Resurfacing works on Commercial Road are also set to commence in mid-October and will be funded by DPTI.
The $1.39 million activation program is part of Renewal SA’s PARP to create a ‘living port’ that celebrates a maritime past whilst embracing the future. Ensuring there are more people living, working, investing and spending time in the Port.