The top 10 reasons 2020 will be a prosperous year for Adelaide


Posted on 30 Jan 2020

As the city settles into the new year, we look at the top ten changes that will make 2020 Adelaide's most prosperous year yet.

1. Cranes across Adelaide's skyline have reached a record of nineteen! Check out this insight into the local construction sector's health according to the RLB Crane Index.

2. A record number of international students have enrolled in South Australian institutions, now exceeding 40,000 students with the expectation to create 1,300 new local jobs.

3. The world’s eyes are upon us as South Australia works towards net 100% renewable energy by 2030, with over 50% solar and wind energy feeding into the grid already.

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4. Two luxury apartment towers have evolved Adelaide's skyline and will soon welcome their new residents.

5. A pipeline of conferences with over 18,000 delegates for 2020

6. Adelaide Fringe celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2020 is expected to once again break box office records

7. Lot Fourteen continues to grow into Australia's leading innovation precinct with a $6 million grant from the Australian Space Agency to establish a new Mission Control Centre.

8. The detailed design process is underway for the $400 million redevelopment of Central Market Arcade, one of South Australia's largest commercial property developments.

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9. The new Sofitel and Crowne Plaza hotels will add to Adelaide's expanding luxury hotel offering when they open this year.

10. The brand new $345 million Calvary Adelaide Hospital has opened, now the largest private hospital in South Australia offering cutting-edge medical care.