2017 Mainstreet SA Conference Presentations Now Available

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 Mainstreet SA Conference at Glenelg. If you’re keen to revisit a conference presentation you can now access the complete library in the Members’ section.

Registrations Now OPEN for the 2017 Mainstreet SA State Conference

Mainstreet SA is now accepting registrations for the 2017 Mainstreet SA State Conference, ‘Mainstreets – Investing in the Vision’, at the Stamford Grand Hotel on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 April 2017. Take advantage of great EARLY BIRD savings by … Continue reading

2017 Mainstreet SA State Conference – Save the Date

Mainstreet SA Awards eBook out now!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Mainstreet SA Awards Gala Dinner on Friday 28 October. Guests were treated to sumptuous dining, a bit of good-natured mischief from our MC Cosi, Mainstreet SA Patron and Lord Mayor Martin Haese showing off … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA Award entries now open until Friday 30 September

Thriving mainstreets rely on people working in partnership to design, build, market and activate great places. If you or your organisation has made a positive difference to driving the economic, cultural or social agenda of your mainstreet it is now time … Continue reading

2016 Mainstreet SA Awards Dinner Tickets On Sale Now

Join your industry peers in celebrating mainstreet success stories as we announce the winners of the 2016 Mainstreet SA Awards. Featuring mainstreet advocate Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello as MC, the Mainstreet SA Awards Dinner is an exclusive gala event at the magnificent Sebel … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA Bus Tour – Regional Mainstreets of the Adelaide Hills and Murray Bridge

Mainstreet SA have partnered with leading mainstreet consultants, Michael McKeown and Peter Jensen from Jensen Planning + Design, and Natalya Boujenko from Intermethod, to bring you an exclusive study tour of mainstreets and town centres. This full day tour of learning takes place on Wednesday 21 September 2016. … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month – Druid Ave and Mt Barker Rd, Stirling

Stirling – Four seasons, a thousand reasons This timeless village charms all who visit with its picturesque streets, enviable lifestyle and spirited community at its heart.  Nestled in Adelaide’s clean and green hinterland just minutes from the city, Stirling offers … Continue reading

2016-17 Membership Renewal

Mainstreet SA Members have now received their renewal invoices for 2016. Thank you for your ongoing support. As we enter a new financial year now is the perfect time to join the Mainstreet SA community. To find out how Mainstreet … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month – Gawler Street, Mt Barker

The Mount Barker District is the fastest growing city outside of Adelaide and offers an enviable lifestyle in a rural setting with urban amenity. The town’s historic main street – Gawler Street is the beating heart of the Mount Barker … Continue reading

2016 Mainstreet SA Conference

Mainstreet SA would like to thank everyone who attended the 2016 Mainstreet SA Conference – Mainstreets into the Future proudly presented by the Fleurieu Peninsula Councils on 7th and 8th April. This year’s conference was held on the Victor Harbor mainstreet in … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month – Prospect Road, Prospect

Prospect Road is a vibrant mainstreet precinct and the perfect destination for a meal, a coffee or to browse the homewares, antique and fashion stores. Its fabulous public art pieces, known as “the Pulse,” welcome visitors to the Village Heart, … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month – High Street, Strathalbyn

Surrounded by rolling hills, picturesque valleys, tall gums and farming country, the charming historic town of Strathalbyn is recognised as one of South Australia’s loveliest country towns. The historic High Street, the original main street is home to buildings & … Continue reading

Small Venue Licensing Forum

See how the reforms to the small venue licensing could help your mainstreet Small venues in the cbd are thriving thanks to small venue licensing which was introduced in 2013. Once empty shop fronts in a desolate street are heaving with patrons, changing … Continue reading

Tickets for the 2016 Mainstreet SA Conference on sale now!

The Mainstreet Committee is excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Mainstreet SA Conference – Mainstreets into the Future, proudly presented by the Fleurieu Peninsula Councils. The conference will be held in Victor Harbor on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month – Goodwood Road

Alive and Vibrant Goodwood Road has always been a little on the eclectic side. A bit quirky, a bit arty, and certainly alive and vibrant, and well loved by its community of businesses and residents alike. We’re talking the smallish … Continue reading

Save the date 7- 8th April 2016

2016 Mainstreet SA Conference presented by the Fleurieu Peninsula Councils Mainstreet SA is pleased to announce the Fleurieu Peninsula Councils will host the 2016 Mainstreet SA Conference on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th April 2016. The presentations will be held … Continue reading

2015 Victorian Mainstreet Australia Conference

The Main Street Experience – Friday 23rd October 2015, 8:30am to 5pm We are living in the ‘experience’ economy and main street can deliver the experiences that customers and the community want. If main streets are to ‘win’ in this … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month – Waikerie

The riverside township of Waikerie is a lazy two hour’s drive down the Sturt Highway from Adelaide. A great alternative for a day or weekend trip relaxing by the river. The town is one of the most attractive in the … Continue reading

The Importance of placemaking

Image Courtesy of City of Charles Sturt

Mainstreet of the Month – Semaphore Road

Semaphore Road – one of Adelaide’s widest boulevards – has found a new sense of style. With  over 80 stores doing their own thing it’s one of the most colourful shopping experiences in SA!   Check out the edgy mix … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA AGM

RSVP today! Where City of Unley Council Chambers, 181 Unley Road, Unley When Wednesday 15 July 2015 starting at 8.30am RSVP davidw@mainstreetsa.com.au by 10 Friday July Nomination Form: Click here to download the nomination form

Mainstreet SA Bus Tour

Mainstreet SA have partnered with leading mainstreet consultants, Natalya Boujenko from Intermethod and Peter Jensen from Jensen Planning + Design (JPD), to bring you an exclusive study tour of local newly redesigned and inspirational mainstreets and residential streets. The tour will … Continue reading

Windows to the World Conference Success

Thank you to everyone who attended the Mainstreet SA Windows to the World Conference Masterclass on 16 April and full day conference on 17 April, supported by Adelaide City Council. We’d like to thank Bowden Printing, Jensen Planning & Design … Continue reading

5th Mainstreet Australia Conference

Bringing together two of the biggest industry events in 2015, the International Cities, Town Centres and Communities Society (ICTC) together with Mainstreet Australia invite you to join them at their joint conference to be held at Novotel Wollongong from Wednesday … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA State Conference 2015

Mainstreets: Windows to the World Conference 2015 Brought to you by Mainstreet SA and Adelaide City Council     It is our pleasure to invite you to “MAINSTREETS: Windows to the World Conference 2015” brought to you by Mainstreet SA … Continue reading

Gain Economic Development Australia Professional Development Points by attending Conference 2015 

Mainstreet SA and Economic Development Australia have partnered up to offer Professional Development points to EDA members who attend the Mainstreets: Windows to the World Conference 2015 brought to you by Mainstreet SA and Adelaide City Council.  EDA members, who … Continue reading

Introducing 2015 Host Council – Adelaide City Council

Mainstreet SA is pleased to announce Adelaide City Council as the host council for the Mainstreet SA 2015 State Conference, supporting streets as destinations for local goods, services and shopping. As the Host Council, the Conference will be held within … Continue reading

2015 Conference Venue: Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley 

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley is proof that elegance and casual comfort can work well together. Business execs appreciate the hotel’s quiet sophistication and smart meeting capabilities, while our central location and a friendly staff are just waiting to … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: Prospect Road

Prospect Road is a vibrant mainstreet and the perfect destination for a meal, a coffee or to browse the homewares, antique and fashion stores. With two supermarkets, Foodland and Coles, in the Village Heart, a large collection of services, including … Continue reading

Does Density Matter? The role of density in creating walkable neighbourhoods.

The Heart Foundation are pleased to announce the release of the discussion paper Does Density Matter? The role of density in creating walkable neighbourhoods.   The paper was developed by the Heart Foundation and Dr Rodney Tolley (UK).  Why Density? … Continue reading

Call for Abstracts

Mainstreet SA invites you to submit an abstract to present at our one day State Conference to be held on Friday 17 April 2015. Mainstreet SA is a specialised group in South Australia acting in the interests of traditional town … Continue reading

Small shops target of new campaign

Article from inBusiness – Click here for original story.  04 Nov 2014New research has found that 90% of South Australian consumers shop at small businesses in their local area at least once a week, while 81% of consumers think small … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: Graves Street, Kadina

Kadina Redevelopment Graves Street Trial In the 2014/15 Annual Business Plan the Council committed to the redevelopment of the Kadina Town Centre. The area has been identified as the commercial hub for the Yorke Peninsula, but currently has a number … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA Awards Dinner 2014

Congratulations to all the winners at the Mainstreet SA Awards Dinner 2014 that was held at the National Wine Centre on Wednesday 8 October 2014.    A huge thank you to all our event partners including:  Media Partner – Fiveaa  … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA Awards Dinner 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the Mainstreet SA 2014 Awards at the National Wine Centre at a Gala Event on Wednesday 8 October 2014. The WINNERS were: The Local Government of South Australia Outstanding Partnership Award: The winners are – … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA Awards Dinner 2014

The Awards recognise the great work being done and recognise the importance of mainstreets and their role in our local community. As well as some old favourites, a few new categories have been introduced for 2014. The Dinner is being … Continue reading

Lord Mayoral Candidates Breakfast

“The importance of mainstreets in the City” Mainstreet SA invite you to attend a breakfast featuring Lord Mayoral candidates Stephen Yarwood, Martin Haese and Mark Hamilton speaking about mainstreets in the City.  This premier event is open to Mainstreet SA … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA Awards 2014

New Award Categories for 2014! The Awards recognise the great work being done and recognise the importance of mainstreets and their role in our local community. As well as some old favourites, a few new categories have been introduced for … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: Streaky Bay

In 1627 Dutchman Peter Nuyts sighted Streaky Bay from the ship Golden Zeepard. Nearly two centuries later, in 1802, Captain Mathew Flinders rediscovered and named Streaky Bay whilst examining the South Australian coast in his ship, The Investigator.He named it … Continue reading

Notice and Invitation to the Mainstreet SA Annual General Meeting

The Mainstreet SA Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 8.45 a.m. Mainstreet SA invites all members to join the AGM that will be held at the Maras Group Boardroom, Level 3, 31 Ebenezer Place, … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: Magill Road

The Magill Road Precinct is situated just minutes from the Adelaide CBD, in the heart of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters. This popular mainstreet is bursting with boutique retailers, iconic hotels, antique showrooms and fabulous restaurants.The precinct … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: Waikerie

Enjoy the winter sunshine or summer tranquility by turning into Waikerie from the Sturt Highway between Blanchetown and Barmera. A town that offers wide choices in restaurants, accommodation, hospitality and shopping. Waikerie has developed from a lengthy affinity with ‘Murray … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: Hahndorf

One of the Adelaide Hills’ most famous towns, Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Old and new combine to present you a brilliant blend of activities. There is still a strong German flavour in Hahndorf, most evident in the … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA State Conference Wrap Up

Mainstreets: Creating an Identity, the 2014 Mainstreet SA State Conference brought to you by the Town of Gawler was held at Gawler Race Course on 4 April. The day brought over 200 speakers and delegates from local national and international … Continue reading

Book your tickets now!

Book your Mainstreet SA State Conference 2014 brought to you by the Town of Gawler NOW! The key theme of the 2014 conference is “Mainstreets: Creating an Identity”, with case studies, keynote presentations and a walking study tour building on … Continue reading

Media Release: Mainstreet SA Announces two International Keynote Speakers for 2014 State Conference

Leading South Australian mainstreet advocacy group, Mainstreet SA, is pleased to announce two international Keynote Speakers who are to feature at their 2014 State Conference being held on Friday 4 April 2014. The Mainstreet SA 2014 State Conference, brought to … Continue reading

Sunday Mail: How shopping local keeps the money going around

Sunday Mail – Sunday 19 January 2014 

Mainstreet SA State Conference 2014 brought to you by the Town of Gawler

Through the ongoing development and expansion of large enclosed retail structures, the onset of the global financial crisis and the information era in which we find ourselves, Australia’s traditional shopping strips and town centres have proven their resilience, Mainstreets remain the … Continue reading

South Australia’s Expert Panel WHAT WE HAVE HEARD on Planning Reform

On 9 December 2013, the Panel released What We Have Heard. This Report summarises the many experiences with the planning system, questions to consider, and ideas for reform heard through the panel’s listening and scoping stage. The Report can be … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: Rundle Mall

Rundle Mall is Adelaide’s premier retail destination and meeting place. With over 400,000 customers every week and 23 million visitors annually, Rundle Mall is the most popular attraction in the state of South Australia. Rundle Mall offers the largest selection … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: Hutt Street

The Hutt Street Precinct is nestled in the South-east corner of Adelaide, separated from the eastern suburbs of Adelaide by the wide open spaces of the parklands and within easy walking distance of the centre of the City. Known as … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA Awards 2013 brought to you Telstra

Friday 18 October 2013 saw local councils, event planners, community groups, trader groups, students and consultants appreciate and celebrate the quality of Mainstreets in ‘making a difference’ in this state and to recognise all the people involved. To view the winners, … Continue reading

Pop-up Shops Threat or Opportunity? – Opinion piece from Indaily

Article from indaily.com.au, 17 October 2013 It’s time to end the fear and hysteria about pop-up shops damaging traditional retailers, and realise that the real threat comes from elsewhere, argues Adelaide pop-up bookseller Nick Patrick. Rundle Mall Management has committed … Continue reading

Mainstreet Australia Victoria Conference

Thursday 31 October, 9.00am to 4.00pm The Centre Ivanhoe, Streeton Room, 275 Upper Heidelberg Road Ivanhoe Featuring Keynote speakers: Chris Sands, Totally Locally (UK) Gary Bertwistle, Thought Leader- Innovation Creativity and Vibecreation (AUS) This one day conference will explore how to … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA Awards Dinner 2013 brought to you by Telstra

Mainstreet SA invite you to celebrate with the winners of the Mainstreet SA Awards 2013, brought to you by Telstra on Friday 18 October 2013. The Awards dinner is being held at The Observatory on Hackney Road, Hackney from 7pm. … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA, the City of Prospect and ‘Winning the Battle for Relevance’ with Michael McQueen

Mainstreet SA along with the City of Prospect is pleased to invite you to a workshop with best-selling author and trend analyst, Michael McQueen.  Michael understands what it takes to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.  Having dedicated the last … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA welcomes Boulevard Partner – Telstra

Telstra is South Australia’s largest telecommunications company with more than 30 branded retail outlets including 3 Business Centres.  As the local face of Telstra, we deliver world-class sales and service, and create a revolutionary, next generation retail experience. We’re front … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: Prospect Road

Prospect Road is a vibrant mainstreet and the perfect destination for a meal, a coffee or to browse the homewares, antique and fashion stores. With two supermarkets, Foodland and Coles, in the Village Heart, a large collection of services, including … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA Awards 2013 brought to you by Telstra

The Mainstreet SA Awards are back this year, and will be bigger and better than ever and are brought to you by Telstra!  We have added two new categories, but still have the old favourites from last year. The Award submissions … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: King William Road; Hyde Park

You’ll always find something special ….on King William Men’s and women’s designer fashion and accessories, restaurants and cafes, gourmet goodies and wine, homewares and furniture, spas, beauticians and hairdressers, jewellery and lingerie, gifts and flowers, bridal wear. A newsagency, supermarket, … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: Loxton – On the Murray River

Loxton, situated on the southern bank of the Murray River boasts first class accommodation, unique attractions, a nationally recognised golf course, thriving retail and business centre, wine tasting, numerous festivals and events, beautifully maintained gardens, and a variety of nature-based … Continue reading

News release: Street precincts provide customer convenience

Mainstreet SA is concerned that street precincts will suffer because customers are penalised for the convenience of street parking.  David West the Chairman of Mainstreet SA says that while the City streets offer a great experience and diversity that attracts … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: King William Road, Hyde Park

Welcome to King William Road, Hyde Park You’ll always find something special ….on King William Men’s and women’s designer fashion and accessories, restaurants and cafes, gourmet goodies and wine, homewares and furniture, spas, beauticians and hairdressers, jewellery and lingerie, gifts … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: Jetty Road, Glenelg

Jetty Road Glenelg  is Adelaide’s Premier Seaside Destination just 20 minutes from the City you can lose yourself in the kilometre-long  shopping strip dense with stylish fashion boutiques, jewellery stores, art galleries, homewares, gift shops and more. No matter what … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: Semaphore Road

Did you know that there are over 120 businesses in Semaphore? Whether you’re hunting an antique or a bargain, a special gift, piece of art or a plant or to just need to shop for your food and grocery requirements … Continue reading

Early Bird Extended!

Early Bird Registrations have been extended for one week, now closing on Thursday 28 March 2013.  Don’t delay your registration, significant savings to be made! The Mainstreet SA 2013 State Conference, supported by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, will … Continue reading

National Mainstreet Australia Conference

The Organising Committee of the 2013 National Mainstreet Australia Conference look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne for what will be a dynamic, engaging and thought-provoking conference! Sessions of the 2013 conference will be held in Melbourne City at Federation Square … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA State Conference 2013 brought to you by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield

The very successful Mainstreet SA State Conference 2013 was brought to you by the City of Port Adelaide Endfield.  The conference was held on Wednesday 17 April 2013 at the Vitalstatistix Theatre, Port Adelaide followed by a dinner at The Palais in … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: Hanhdorf Mainstreet

Hanhdorf Mainstreet has so much variety to offer tourists, day visitors and locals. A million people a year walk along the historic strip of shops that is an easy drive up the freeway. The shops capture the German heritage with a … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: Elizabeth Street better known at ‘Queen Street’ in Croydon

Heading out of the city only 7 minutes to an out of the way suburb most would not expect to find a thriving shopping and eating strip, but that’s exactly what you’ll find on Elizabeth Street better known at ‘Queen … Continue reading

The Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party

The 16th February 2013 will bring the biggest Lunar New Year Celebration ever held in Adelaide. The Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party will be held in Moonta Street, Gouger Street and several lane ways in the surrounding precinct. … Continue reading

Super Street – Westcoast Sentinel

By Jarrad Delaney Nov. 29, 2012  CEDUNA’S CBD Streetscape Project was recently rewarded with the Best Regional Main Street Award at the MainStreet SA Awards on October 24. The project, which has involved the redevelopment of Ceduna’s main central business … Continue reading

McLaren Vale tourism product launch event!

West End Xmas Arts Market & Carnivale

What: West End Xmas Arts Market & Carnivale When: 16 December | 12pm – 10pm Where: Leigh Street, Adelaide Dance, Dine and Shop for Designer Gifts at the West End Xmas Arts Market & Carnivale The West End Xmas Arts … Continue reading

Property Council turbo charges renaissance of Mainstreets

Mainstreets are essential destinations in our towns and city centres. Traditionally the ‘heart’ of not just retail activity but also social and community exchange, many once iconic and vibrant mainstreets have lost their appeal and now struggle to attract traders … Continue reading

Shop in SA Campaign

WHAT IS SHOP IN SA? Support the businesses that support SA! Times are tough and businesses in SA need our support. The Advertiser, Sunday Mail, Messenger and adelaidenow are joining forces to encourage South Australians to shop in SA this … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: Tumby Bay

Just right at the end of Tumby’s main street sparkles the ocean. Flowing into the Bay, it has defined the history, and flavours the present of this uniquely beautiful township. It brought the first settlers keen to take advantage of … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA Awards Dinner 2012 – Winners

Mainstreet SA 2012 Awards – brought to you by Bendigo Bank along with Gold Sponsor Fiveaa. Congratulations to the winners of the Mainstreet SA 2012 Awards supported by Bendigo Bank and presented at the National Wine Centre at a Gala … Continue reading

Calls to tempt shoppers back to Adelaide streets

by Adelaide Now – Alice Higgins -City Messenger ABANDONED ground floors should be transformed with bars, restaurants and retail shops to entice visitors to spend more time on the streets and prevent tall buildings from dwarfing the city, traders groups … Continue reading

Mainstreets need sustainable funding

‘Mainstreets need sustainable funding if they are to remain sustainable into the future’ David West Chairman Mainstreet SA said at a forum for mainstreets last night. ‘A professional street manager, marketing programs, business to business and unique events all need … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: Rundle Street

Rundle Street is the heart beat of Adelaide’s ever popular cosmopolitan East End District. This vibrant and eclectic City boulevard lives and breathes historic charm with modern sophistication and amenity. It is right here that you will discover the very … Continue reading

South Australia’s most popular mainstreet – the public voting is now on!

South Australians are voting for their favourite mainstreet in the very first Mainstreet SA Awards. The People’s Choice category asks the public to vote their local mainstreet in Adelaide’s City, suburban and country areas. ‘Votes are coming in from many … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA 2012 Award Nominations Launched today

The Mainstreet SA Committee is very excited about the launch of the very first Mainstreet SA Awards today. The Awards are open to Councils, Business Associations, Trader Groups, Tourism and Event groups to nominate their mainstreet in a range of … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA Welcomes New Committee Members and introduces the inaugural Mainstreet SA Awards

Leading South Australian mainstreet advocacy group, Mainstreet SA, is pleased to welcome new Committee members, David Cooke, Kiki Margo and Craig Feely, to their Executive, as well as new Coordinator Amanda Zimmermann. David Cooke is the Director of Hames Sharley … Continue reading

ReBrandSA People’s Choice award winner

South Australians need to look closer to find hidden gems the state has to offer – that’s the message to come out of the Property Council’s ReBrandSA People’s Choice award winner. Look Closer – a video produced by Christopher Arblaster … Continue reading

Leigh Street Kicks off city laneways project

The next step in revitalising Adelaide – the improvement of the city’s underused laneways – will begin with the closure to traffic of historic Leigh Street for a six-month trial period starting on Monday 30 July. The closure was announced … Continue reading

Mainstreet SA 2012 Awards – Awards are now closed

The award winners will be announced at the National Wine Centre at an event to be held on 24 October 2012. Tickets available via the Events tab. The Awards were open to Business Associations, Trader Groups, Councils, Towns and Event … Continue reading

Mainstreet of the Month: McLaren Vale

The McLaren Vale Business Association has, for many years, been working for and on behalf of everyone who lives and works in the McLaren Vale area. Over that time the Association has achieved many things. Some, like the undergrounding of … Continue reading

Regional Development South Australia Conference – July 2012

Click here to view the Conference Programme.  Speakers Highlights Professor Göran Roos A world leader in business model innovation in manufacturing, worked with South Australian manufacturers and policy makers to build a successful manufacturing future for SA. ‘The prospects for … Continue reading

An evening with the Premier

Mainstreet SA invite you to attend an exclusive evening with the Premier of South Australia, The Hon Jay Weatherill MP. The cocktail networking event will be held in the stunning boardroom of Mainstreet SA’s Boulevard Partner, KPMG. Enjoy light refreshments … Continue reading

Maras shines at national Mainstreet Australia awards

Mainstreet SA Executive Committee Member, Steve Maras, took out top honours at the 2012 national Mainstreet Australia awards held in Melbourne last Wednesday night. Click here to read more.

Awarding Excellence in South Australian Food Tourism

The South Australian Tourism Awards has just introduced a new category, that aims to recognise and reward food producers, providores, food tour operators, cooking schools, food attractions, markets, trails and other food businesses in South Australia that offer a visitor … Continue reading

Bay traders in need of relief

SOME Jetty Rd landlords are freezing or even lowering rents to help traders survive a tough winter ahead. But departing traders say high rents are still contributing to the demise of businesses, while calling on Holdfast Bay Council to do … Continue reading

Trader levy on East, West put on hold

THE city’s East and West ends will probably wait a year before introduction of a trader levy planned to boost competition with suburban malls. Adelaide City Council intends to add a levy on property owners along Hindley St and Rundle … Continue reading

Can mainstreets be saved? – Barossa Living

Greater competition, online shopping and urban sprawl are threatening our traditional shopping streets. But a pilot project in Nuriootpa aims to investigate how these precincts can be preserved for future generations. Click here to read more.   Source: Nigel Hopkins, Barossa Living 

Mix it with the Best by David West

Mainstreet SA Deputy Chair and Premier Retail Marketing Principal, David West, has release a paper on business improvement districts and how they can take a lead role in building a sustainable business mix.   Click here to read more.

Magill Road Alive – Wrap Up

The third annual Magill Road Alive Street Market, held on Sunday 1 April 2012, was a huge success which saw the eclectic shopping precinct come alive with a crowd of 12,000, who came to enjoy the vibrant street party atmosphere, … Continue reading

Mainstreet Makeover – Bridge Street, Murray Bridge

They say there’s nothing a lick of paint won’t fix… Inspired by the team from Village Well, business owners along Bridge Street have been busy revamping their shops and cafes in a bid to revitalise the town’s main street. And … Continue reading

London Town Centre Study – Transport for London

In 2011 Transport for London compiled an interesting report on London’s town centres. An interesting finding in the report was: though people arriving to town centres by car spend more and longer in town centres, average weekly spend by pedestrians is … Continue reading