The successful redevelopment of the North Terrace cultural boulevard has significantly improved the public realm and has won numerous national design awards. The redevelopment has also helped to enliven and invigorate the cultural institutions along the northern edge of North Terrace. The value of this project was further reinforced by the success of the Northern Lights Exhibition, held in 2008 and again in 2010.
Delivered in stages, the redevelopment took a collaborative approach embracing history and tradition alongside contemporary concerns. In 2002, the Committee adopted the Master Plan for North Terrace, which covered the entire length of North Terrace from Port Road in the West to Hackney Road in the East.
Stages 1 and 2 were finalised at a total cost of $22.3 million, with matched contributions from Council and the Government. Stage 1 from Kintore Avenue to Pulteney Street was delivered in September 2005 and Stage 2, covering the area from Pulteney Street to Frome Road, was finalised in December 2008.
The North Terrace redevelopment was an initiative of the South Australian Government and the Adelaide City Council, through the Capital City Committee. We commenced the redevelopment as the first Capital City Committee facilitated project in 1998.