Mainstreets and town centres, by their very nature, are all unique. In a world that seems to increasingly tend towards standardisation and homogenisation, this variety is what makes the mainstreet experience so refreshing.
This year there are 5 mainstreets and town centres in the running for the coveted People's Choice Award. Each of our vastly different nominees has its own unique style and offering, and they are all a testament to the variety and personality to be found in mainstreets and town centres all around South Australia. Before you cast your vote for the 2017 People's Choice Award read on for summaries about each of the nominees. When you are ready to vote CLICK HERE.
The $100,000 Creating Coonalpyn project saw the Coorong District Council partner with Country Arts SA and the local community to change the face of this dwindling rural township. Large-scale public artworks, spearheaded by a now famous 30-metre high mural of local school children on the face of five silo cells, were installed over a 12-month period to reinvigorate local businesses and create a traffic-stopping feature on the State’s Dukes Highway. The town now boasts six striking public artworks, which have led to an influx of tourists, renewed business confidence and ongoing beautification works throughout the town.
Our stretch of Goodwood Road runs from Parsons Street (slightly North of the tramline), South to the underpass. We are proud of our true Village (and somewhat eclectic) vibe and the amazing array of businesses we present to the local community and visitors alike. Cafes and restaurants, health and beauty, business and home, retail, community services, churches, entertainment, can all be found on our Road. We have recently undergone a major upgrade, with the undergrounding of power lines, new footpaths and street furniture, extra plantings, some innovative and creative art and spectacular lighting making our Road extra “alive and vibrant.”
The Rundle Mall Precinct is the heart of South Australian retail, circulating the freshest of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and food into the City of Adelaide. Bounded by the southern side of North Terrace, the eastern side of King William Street, the northern side of Grenfell Street and the western side of Pulteney Street, the precinct has Rundle Mall as its centerpiece. The longest and one of the busiest malls in Australia, Adelaide’s Rundle Mall is home to more than 1,000 retailers and services which employ over 5,000 people. Rundle Mall is a busy hub of activity in Adelaide city seven days a week. More than 85 percent of tourists spend time discovering the enchanting labyrinth of the precinct that is a generous host to its 24 million annual guests.
Stirling Adelaide Hills
Stirling is blessed with a winning combination of leafy village setting and real community feel. It is home to quality independent boutique stores that are located in an ever-changing seasonal streetscape, making it a delight to visit all year round. A beacon for people heading up to the Adelaide Hills on the weekend, Stirling is also a welcoming place for locals to get the things they need from friendly people they know.
The Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct is located in one of South Australia's most popular seaside tourist towns and is within walking distance to the iconic Granite Island Causeway and Warland Reserve. The precinct is home to a number of specialty shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and services. Visitors and locals love the variety of shopping on offer, as well as the charm and character of all the historic buildings. We invite you to come and see what you will find in the heart of Victor Harbor.