About us

The Capital City Committee is a partnership of the Government of South Australian and the City of Adelaide council at the highest political level. It exists to promote the strategic development of Adelaide as the capital of South Australia and one of the world’s great small cities.

Established through an Act of Parliament in 1998 the committee is recognition of the special role played by the City of Adelaide (the local government area of City of Adelaide, taking in the Adelaide Central Business District and North Adelaide) in South Australia’s social, commercial, cultural and civic life.

The Committee is chaired by the Deputy Premier of South Australia, the Hon John Rau MP. The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of Adelaide Martin Haese, two state government Ministers and two City of Adelaide Councillors complete committee membership.

The committee is the pre-eminent forum in South Australia for bringing state and local government together on capital city issues and the place to reinforce the commitment to work together. It pursues a collaborative approach to city building that benefits all South Australians.

The committee’s legislative foundation gives a clear signal that the commitment to collaborate is backed by real intentions.

The following infographic provides a visual representation of the Capital City Committee’s role; membership; legislative requirements; recent discussion areas and past achievements.

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