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Posted: February 16, 2021
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Message from our Chair Professor David G. Lloyd

I wanted to let you know that I have regrettably accepted formal notice of Jodie van Deventer’s resignation as the Chief Executive Officer of the Committee for Adelaide, with her last day of employment scheduled for Wednesday 30 June 2021. While very sorry to see Jodie leaving us, I very much respect and welcome her integrity and commitment in providing us with such a long notice period and recognise her view that she wanted to allow the February Board planning session to take place with…

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Posted: February 15, 2021
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New staff member – Jennie Wilkinson

Jennie brings her expertise in public policy to the role. Having worked in a variety of State Government roles her focus has been on providing high level policy advice and development on issues relating to state housing strategy, housing affordability, affordable housing policy and innovations, national housing policy reforms and economic participation for public housing tenants. Jennie is passionate about living in Adelaide and wants her kids to feel like Adelaide is the place to be for opportunity - education, jobs, lifestyle.  Jennie is keen to meet…

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Posted: February 10, 2021
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New member – St Andrew’s School

We are pleased to welcome St Andrew’s School as a member of the Committee for Adelaide. This is an extra special welcome given they are the first school to join as members. St Andrew’s, located in Walkerville, is South Australia’s oldest independent primary school and celebrated its 170th anniversary in 2020. It is widely respected as one of the state’s leading independent, co-educational specialist primary schools committed to providing excellence in education from playgroup through to early years and on to Year 7. “We are thrilled…

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Posted: February 10, 2021
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Opinion: Clock ticking on nuclear waste site debate

Where should nuclear waste be stored? North Terrace or the Outback? It’s a fair bet most would go with the Outback. Yet as debate around a storage facility drags on, low-level nuclear waste continues to pile up in Adelaide in science facilities, universities and hospitals. In fact, waste is being stored at more than 100 mostly unsuitable locations across Australia. But under international safety standards, waste must be stored in geographically stable areas with low population density and not prone to flooding. That’s why way…

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Posted: November 23, 2020
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New member – SAGE Automation

We are pleased to welcome SAGE Automation as a new member of the Committee for Adelaide. SAGE Automation, which is based at Tonsley and looks at industrial automation design, delivery and support, is part of the SAGE Group, a global company with a team of more than 470 people over three continents. As a specialist industrial services provider, SAGE combines the perfect balance of technology, process and capability to support clients on their digital journey. SAGE partners with clients across the defence, energy, manufacturing, resources,…

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Posted: November 23, 2020
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Working Group update

Our groups are now planning their strategies for 2021. If you are not on a working group but would like to join either our Sustainability for our Economy, Sustainability for our People or Sustainability for our Places groups, please contact Albert. A special thanks to Dirk Beelan from the Department of Investment and Trade who gave an excellent overview of the State's health and medical industries at our recent Sustainability for our Economy meeting. Already a $2.3billion industry, it is expected to grow to $5billion…

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Posted: November 20, 2020
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Media Release: Committees for our Cities and Regions call for a national strategy out of the COVID crisis

The Committees for Cities and Regions Network, which represents more than 20 Australian & New Zealand cities & regions, is calling for a transparent and integrated national road to recovery plan. Priorities include clear and consistent standards for safely opening our economies, roadmaps on infrastructure, red-tape, planning, private sector investment, marketing and digital security. The network - of which the Committee for Adelaide is a member - has called for a plan to provide confidence on these issues as we work together on our road…

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Posted: November 18, 2020
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South Australian expats

Although we are facing enormous challenges, we strongly believe Adelaide will remain a desirable place for returning expats. In an article published in the Advertiser, our CEO Jodie van Deventer said: “Adelaide’s potential as a magnet city is being recognised by returning expats and businesses looking for a safe, friendly and vibrant city with easy business and trade access". While we had hoped to meet with some of these talented returning expats at an Adelaide Abroad networking event next week, this event will be rescheduled…

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Posted: November 11, 2020
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WellCity Adelaide

At our Board planning day at the start of the year (pre pandemic) we committed to an ambition to help Adelaide become the world’s first well city. It has been great to support WellCity Adelaide with their series of roundtable discussions over the past few months. The information gathered will now be compiled into a white paper with a WellCity summit planned for 2021. Click here to read more.

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Posted: November 3, 2020
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Opinion: SA should race for next generation of motorsport

Is now the time to embrace Formula E – the Grand Prix for electric cars? Our CEO Jodie van Deventer argues why the renewable energy state should take the lead. For 35 years, Adelaide’s streets have reverberated with the noise of high-octane motorsports. We cheered on the late great Ayrton Senna when he stood on the podium for the last time in 1993, and held our breath when Finnish driver Mika Hakkinen was rushed to the old Royal Adelaide Hospital after a high-speed crash at…

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Posted: October 30, 2020
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New members: RAA, Harrison McMillan and JP Media

RAA As one of the state’s largest and oldest organisations, RAA is proud to help keep its members – and SA – moving in the right direction. More than 750,000 members choose RAA to deliver them peace of mind, through a trusted range of motor, home and travel products and services. “As a proudly South Australian organisation, we’re pleased to be working alongside the Committee for Adelaide to help create opportunities for our city economically, socially and culturally. Our membership to this committee will help…

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Posted: October 26, 2020
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New data shows SA’s COVID-19 fight has made it one of the safest places in the world

“Today, our brand story is more compelling than ever,” Jodie said. “That is likely to grow as the northern hemisphere faces a bleak winter of lockdowns while Adelaideans enjoy our parks, beaches, cafes and restaurants in the sunshine. “We’re already seeing talented expats returning to our shores and if we take full advantage of this opportunity and continue to stay safe, we can become a magnet for global talent and business.” Click here to read the full article.

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Posted: October 20, 2020
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Committees for Cities and Regions Network

This year’s meeting of the Committees for Cities and Regions Network, which represents more than 20 Australian & New Zealand cities & regions, was especially important given that COVID-19 has had an impact on us all. The sharing of knowledge and ideas was invaluable as we continue on the road to recovery.  

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Posted: October 19, 2020
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Media Release: Business leaders join high-powered Adelaide board

MEDIA RELEASE 19 October 2020 Four of the State’s most respected business leaders have joined the Committee for Adelaide Board, Chaired by University of South Australia Vice Chancellor, Professor David Lloyd. Professor Lloyd said it was testament to the Committee’s reputation, reach and influence that it continued to attract such high calibre candidates. Alicia Genet, Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability at Santos, will be joined by Caillin Howard, Managing Director at Hames Sharley, and senior leaders at two of the State’s largest privately owned…

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Posted: October 14, 2020
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Chair’s report

It’s been a strange year but one that the Committee has managed to navigate well and in many ways through the pandemic, our reputation as an independent voice for South Australia is stronger than ever. Our influence and reach continues to grow and today we are being actively sought out by international, federal and state leaders keen to tap into our networks and harness our collective knowledge and expertise. Just last week we met with the Premier’s Economic Advisory Council and next week we’re meeting…

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