Chinatown set to have a $4 million makeover

The heart of Chinatown will have a multi-million makeover as part of a push to attract more tourists and boost local business.

The State Government and the Adelaide City Council today announced plans for a $4 million revamp of Moonta St.

Plans include new granite pavers, more outdoor dining areas, new trees, creative lighting and more shade.

Moonta street

Photo credit: State Government

Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia president Herman Chin said his community looked forward to the revitalisation of its main street.

He hoped it would attract even more people to the cultural hub, as well as make it a destination for events.

The government and council will each foot $2 million of the bill.

The project builds on creative lighting and murals that were revealed on Moonta St last month.

State Liberal MP for Adelaide Rachel Sanderson said the upgrade would be a tourism drawcard.

“Chinatown is one of our most visited tourist destinations offering a food and cultural experience you can’t find anywhere else and this upgrade will no doubt increase foot traffic to the area which is great news for our local traders,” Ms Sanderson said.

Adelaide City Council Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor said the upgrade was an “exciting development” for the much-loved street.

“This work and the creative and functional lighting will make Moonta Street an even better place to visit, as well as making the street safer at night which is good news for traders and visitors,” Ms Verschoor said.

Chinatown set to have a $4 million makeover by Celeste Villani originally seen on The Advertiser 1 February 2020.

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