City CBD

Some 20% of commercial and retail space in the city is currently vacant. With the workforce about 15% smaller. We have to get things moving again.

As Lord Mayor, my priorities will be to

  • Provide significant commercial incentives to attract business to vacant commercial and retail space

  • Set up special Lord Mayor’s taskforce to pro-actively seek out business to locate in the city

  • Ensure the city’s development planning matches market expectations and changing lifestyles. We must act like a mid-size city, not a big town.

  • Provide the infrastructure that supports modern businesses and the way they work. The “Ten Gigabit Adelaide” initiative is a great start, but it is only the start.

  • Re-work restrictions that make driving and parking ridiculously frustrating for a city of Adelaide’s size.

  • Re-think building regulations that are an impediment to reusing the upper levels of our heritage and character buildings

  • Protect our heritage buildings by providing higher heritage restoration incentives as well as a heritage rate rebate to the owners of listed properties