The successful redevelopment of the northern side of 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 on North Terrace. Delivered in stages, the redevelopment took a collaborative approach embracing history and tradition alongside contemporary concerns. The North Terrace redevelopment was completed in 2008 at a total cost of $22.3 million, with matched contributions from Council and the Government. The project was one of the first major initiatives of the South Australian Government and the City of Adelaide, through the Capital City Committee.