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Posted: December 1, 2021
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New members – Carnegie Mellon University & Sanaa

We are excited to welcome Carnegie Mellon University as a Corporate Member and Sanaa as an Associate Member of the Committee for Adelaide. Click here for a full list of our members. Carnegie Mellon University is a private, global, research university that stands among the world's most prestigious educational institutions. Established in 1900 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon has been a birthplace of innovation, and a global leader in bringing ground-breaking ideas to market and creating successful start-up businesses. “Carnegie Mellon is committed to helping…

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Posted: November 9, 2021
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New Deputy Chairs

Alicia Genet, Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability at Santos Ltd and Trevor Cooke, CEO of Commercial & General. Both joined the board in 2020 and have made a significant contribution to the Committee for Adelaide. See the list of our board members here.

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Posted: November 4, 2021
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Board farewells

Deputy Chairs, Matt Clemow and Penny Gale who both joined the board in 2016 have retired.  Matt was also the Committee for Adelaide’s General Manager in 2014 prior to the Committee hiring its first CEO, Jodie van Deventer in 2016. Penny, whilst retiring as Deputy Chair will continue her close connection with the Committee through facilitating future events and workshops. Graham Brown, who became a board member in 2016 and Lester Wynne-Jones who joined the board in 2018 also retired and remain committed to continually…

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Posted: October 29, 2021
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New Members – VALO, Beyond Bank and Tjindu Foundation

VALO is an Australian advanced technology company with its core in LED lighting. It is committed to accelerating disruptive and sustainable technologies, supported by significant investment in fully automated printed circuit-board (PCB) manufacturing, and a suite of 3D metal and composite printers. VALO is also developing commercial drones for maintaining lighting infrastructure. "VALO is a passionate South Australian company, investing over $8m in South Australia in the last couple of years to establish advanced manufacturing of our LED lighting and scaling up our team, retaining…

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Posted: October 28, 2021
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Riverbank Precinct Code Amendment Submission

Our Riverbank Precinct is a vital part of our city’s cultural identity and contributes to the vibrancy that millions of locals and visitors are attracted to each year. To grow our state’s economy, create jobs and deliver a more prosperous future, we need to invest in projects that attract more locals, visitors, and businesses to our city. The proposed Code Amendment will enable more investment in the Riverbank Precinct and ultimately, help to deliver our vision for a more vibrant global city. Click here to…

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Posted: October 28, 2021
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The potential of renewable energy: How can we use it to our advantage?

Earlier this month in collaboration with the University of Adelaide we hosted a workshop that delved into the potential of renewable energy and discussed how we can harness this to benefit South Australia. RAA’s Ben Flink, Senior Manager Business Innovation, facilitated the session and guest speakers provided us with some inspiration, Prof. Zaiping Guo, University of Adelaide, Owen Sharpe, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group and Prof. Mark Dyer, The University of Waikato. Ideas identified at the workshop will inform our 2022 work plan and advocacy as we elevate conversations and influence policies that accelerate the…

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Posted: September 28, 2021
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Electric Vehicle Fleet Pledge Program – Call for Foundation Partners

Following on from our event earlier this month where we explored how South Australia is positioned regarding the electric vehicle transition, Committee for Adelaide stakeholders have been invited to participate in the state government's Electric Vehicle Fleet Pledge program aimed at helping fleets transition to electric vehicles. Funded and administered by the Department for Energy and Mining (DEM), the objective of the program is to foster a business network that shares a commitment to transform its fleets to zero emission electric vehicles, encouraging like-minded organisations to…

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Posted: August 30, 2021
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Adelaide Connected – New website and more!

Earlier this month we announced our rebranded program, ADELAIDE CONNECTED, formerly Adelaide Abroad. The response to our new website has been amazing so far as people continue to interact with the platform. We want this website to be a hub of information for expats, skilled migrants, interstate arrivals and people living abroad who are interested in living in South Australia, so we welcome any feedback that will help us further improve the site. The website also has a jobs section which lists current local executive…

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Posted: August 17, 2021
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Introducing Adelaide Connected

The Committee for Adelaide is proud to announce our rebranded program, ADELAIDE CONNECTED, formerly Adelaide Abroad. Adelaide Connected aims to connect expats, skilled migrants, interstate arrivals and people living abroad who are interested in living in Adelaide and South Australia with individuals, businesses and organisations to help them navigate job and lifestyle opportunities in our state. Adelaide Connected now has a new website which showcases networking events, local jobs, start-up and business opportunities. It also features a guide to living in Adelaide, and the many…

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Posted: July 30, 2021
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A message from our CEO Bruce Djite

It’s almost been a month since I took the role as CEO of the Committee for Adelaide. Thank you to our Chairman, Professor David Lloyd and the Board for having the faith and confidence in me to lead the next exciting chapter of this organisation. I’d like to pay tribute and thank Jodie van Deventer for the incredible job she has done as CEO over the last several years. She has guided this organisation and has built it up to a level of sustainability. The…

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Posted: July 29, 2021
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Labour force survey results

We recently undertook a member survey to find out how members were fairing in relation to skills shortages and workforce planning as businesses continue to grapple with the impacts of the pandemic and border closures. Key highlights: members felt much more positive about the remainder of the year with 71% reporting business prospects were better or much better compared with just 23% in 2020 the impact on skills shortages was evident with significantly more businesses (75%) reporting somewhat or significantly too few staff compared to…

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Posted: June 25, 2021
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A message from outgoing CEO Jodie van Deventer

To see the Committee for Adelaide continue to grow into a sustainable and respected organisation has been a privilege and I depart as CEO today optimistic and excited about our city's future. Our city needs the Committee for Adelaide. Our city needs business and organisations that are willing to step up and commit their experience, expertise and networks to shape a more prosperous South Australia. And our city needs an independent, trusted and credible voice to represent our State. From my first day with the…

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Posted: June 23, 2021
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State Budget

This week Treasurer Rob Lucas handed down his last budget and front and centre was big spending on health, especially mental health, to increase our state’s capacity to respond to emergencies and better support for people accessing mental health services. With a strong focus on economic recovery and job creation as we emerge from the global pandemic, substantial funds were directed towards infrastructure, education and schools, plus an additional $200m as part of the Jobs and Economic Growth Fund, to support growth of existing and…

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Posted: June 18, 2021
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Opinion: Lowering Fortress Australia’s drawbridge

As migrants leave Australia desperate to see loved ones and our country risks becoming isolated as the rest of the world starts opening up, it’s time to begin dismantling Fortress Australia and replace it with reliable quarantine facilities and an accelerated vaccine rollout. Australia has excelled during the pandemic and the Committee for Adelaide has strongly supported the largely closed borders that have prevented tragedy and helped us become the third most liveable city in the world. But this pandemic will be with us for…

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Posted: June 17, 2021
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Working Group update

Our working groups heard from a range of guest speakers at their latest meetings. Our Sustainability for our Places group heard from Xavier Hatch who is an Engineer at BHP as well as a passionate cyclist working on a campaign to improve cycling conditions for commuters to the CBD. Stay tuned for more on this once the campaign is live. Our Sustainability for our Economy group is looking at how wellness can have a positive economic impact and heard from Biela McMillan, Co-Director of WellCity…

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