Opinion: Shining a light on electricity
While it’s clear this week’s State-wide blackout was due to infrastructure damage caused by a massive storm, the damage to our brand as an investment destination is enormous. Interstate headlines ranged from SA entering the dark ages to being a state in the dark. At a time when Adelaide city centre is undergoing exciting changes […]
Jodie van Deventer announced as full-time CEO
The Committee for Adelaide is thrilled to announce Jodie van Deventer as its first full-time Chief Executive. Committee for Adelaide Chair Colin Goodall said Ms van Deventer was successful from a field of 128 applicants and will start her role in mid September. “We optimistically went to the market in an attempt to find an […]
Committee for Adelaide – SA Budget
The Committee for Adelaide welcomes a number of initiatives outlined in the State Budget, delivered today by the Treasurer the Hon Tom Koutsantonis, that will assist SA to become a high-tech advanced manufacturing hub of the future. We welcome the Government’s focus on encouraging new industries and new businesses – both home grown and from […]
Nuclear lesson: ‘If you can’t bring the community with you, don’t bother’
A high-powered delegation of the state’s business and political leaders has been given a crash course in the science of nuclear storage in Finland, and the biggest single message it has learned is the value of keeping the community onside. Committee for Adelaide’s Matt Clemow and Business SA’s Nigel McBride at the nuclear repository in […]
Business leaders tour Europe on nuclear industry fact-finding mission
Stored nuclear waste taken from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Political parties unit over high-level nuclear waste storage Nuclear waste dump would earn state $445 billion Push for storage at former atomic bomb test site A DELEGATION of South Australian business leaders have travelled to Europe to learn how the state could protect […]
Opinion: Population growth through migration can turbocharge South Australia’s economy
For every new South Australian, they need a roof over their head, 1.5 square metres of retail space and about 15 square meters of workspace. All of this means new jobs. SOUTH Australia’s single biggest issue is that as a state we lack the critical mass to enable a thriving economy. It is not enough […]
SA leaders to tour key nuclear sites
A high-powered delegation of South Australian business leaders and parliamentarians will jet off to Europe next month to visit key nuclear sites in a bid to facilitate a community debate on the merits of expanding the state’s role in the nuclear fuel cycle. The Cattenom nuclear power plant in France. Photo: Nicolas Bouvy, EPA. The […]
Opinion: Arguments against growth boundary are fear-mongering
There’s no shortage of land for development in Adelaide, argues Matt Clemow. Photo: Nat Rogers/InDaily Enough is enough, I’m calling bulls**t. Two weeks ago, we saw an article quoting the head and former head of the Housing Industry Association both stating that the Government’s proposed urban growth boundary would make housing more unaffordable in Adelaide. […]
uberX delivering $80m in consumer benefits
1 February 2016: The launch, and subsequent growth, of Uber, and particularly its uberX ride sharing service, is delivering more than $80 million in direct consumer benefits. In a new report commissioned by Uber – Economic effects of ridesharing in Australia – Deloitte Access Economics has looked at the impacts of the new ridesharing economy […]
Brisbane a better bet than Adelaide for investment
Leading up to and since the G20 Summit, Brisbane has invested millions of dollars into a concise campaign to establish itself as a global city and regional business power.
And the campaign is starting to pay dividends: Brisbane was named Asia Pacific’s best-prepared city to encourage foreign direct investment (FDI). It beat out last year’s winner, Hong Kong and also tipped out Tokyo to take the Foreign Direct Investment Strategy category in FDI Intelligence’s Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future rankings.
Again Brisbane pulls closer to Sydney, Melbourne and the region while Adelaide seems to stay, well, stationary.