Playford City gets down to business

Media Release

FN166/2017

06 October 2017

Joint release with:

Anne Ruston

Senator for South Australia

Glenn Docherty

Mayor of City of Playford

  • Works complete on the $7 million Prince George Plaza in Playford City, north of Adelaide
  • Playford CBD will benefit from employment boost in hospitality, retail and tourism sectors
  • The addition of up to 200 apartments will improve housing affordability within the region

Playford City residents will soon be reaping the rewards of new tourism and employment opportunities with the completion of the Prince George Plaza in South Australia today.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the Plaza, located north of Adelaide, included the construction of new space for commercial, retail and office ventures.

“This new development will be great for the local economy, providing job opportunities in the retail, commercial, hospitality and tourism sectors. In addition, the Plaza has capacity for up to 200 apartments to be built, which will help with housing affordability,” Minister Nash said.

“I aim to help build the kind of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and great civic centres help do that,” Minister Nash said.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston, who joined the community for the opening,said the Plaza has been brought to life with the addition of a new water feature and amphitheatre.

“Today's performance from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra was a great way to mark the occasion, and I am sure the Plaza will become a premium venue for hosting cultural events throughout the year,” Senator Ruston said.

“This project created almost 30 jobs during construction and one ongoing position, with more than 100 positions to be created in the next stages of the Central Business District. This has been a significant investment for the region.”

City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said the community was excited to see Prince George Plaza, the heart and soul of the Playford CBD, come to life.

"In this mixed-use development we will offer unique activities, events and cultural experiences, while providing a link for new and existing retail, commercial and hospitality facilities. The Plaza will truly become an entertainment and cultural hub our new civic heart for our community and visitors to the region to enjoy,” Mayor Docherty said.

“The northern Adelaide CBD development will continue to provide employment opportunities for people living in the northern suburbs with the construction of the CBD carpark, a multi-purpose office space, medical hub and more.”

This project was jointly funded by the Federal Coalition Government investing $2,752,500 through the National Stronger Regions Fund, and the City of Playford providing $4,247,500 towards the project.