Funding public realm improvements for Adelaide CBD

SGS was commissioned by Adelaide City Council to provide a series of options for funding public realm improvements in conjunction with major developments in the city.

During the course of the project, the study team undertook five streams of investigation, which included:

  • An exploration of the theoretical ‘frames’ routinely used to justify the imposition of levies on development
  • Consideration of the existing legal and policy frameworks in South Australia
  • A series of case studies of public realm funding mechanisms used in other jurisdictions
  • A review of recent development projects in Adelaide where public realm upgrades were negotiated by development proponents and government
  • Stakeholder consultation with representatives of both the development industry and Council