Our role

Strategic collaboration

As a partnership, the Capital City Committee understands the benefits of collaboration. Committee work and outcomes are achieved through strategic collaboration, across the three levels of government, business, industry, academia, community, the social development and cultural enterprise sectors.

Since its establishment in 1998, the committee has variously championed, seeded and managed important and often leading-edge, city-building research, engagement activities, investment initiatives and projects. More recently the Committee has been a forum for strategic discussion on the recovery of the city following the COVID-19 pandemic.

We maintain networks across sectors and disciplines and are always interested in making new connections, identifying partnering opportunities and working with others to achieve real outcomes for Adelaide city.

The City of Adelaide Act 1998

The Capital City Committee was established under Part 2 of the City of Adelaide Act 1998, which sets out the ‘Collaborative arrangements for the strategic development of Adelaide’. It specifies the committee’s functions, membership, proceedings, reporting and administrative arrangements.

The broad function of the committee is to enhance and promote the development of the city of Adelaide with powers to:


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