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 4 mainstreets, precincts and town centres in the running for the coveted Statewide Super Community 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 2019 Statewide Super Community Choice Award read the information submitted by each of our nominees. You will find the voting button at the bottom of the page.
2019 Statewide Super Community Choice Nominees
East End Adelaide
An oasis of awesome in the heart of the city, Adelaide’s East End is teeming with style, culture and entertainment. A picturesque neighbourhood dotted with street art, galleries, unique gift wares, boutiques and restaurants, pubs, cafes and chic small bars, and home of Adelaide’s live music venues and iconic drinking holes, the East End is a vibrant and eclectic precinct that lives and breathes historic charm with modern sophistication. For the past 20 years, Adelaide’s Fringe hubs The Garden of Unearthly Delights and Gluttony transform the precinct into the city’s premium destination for locals and visitors of all ages during the summer festival season, but East End Adelaide is the place to revel in the city’s culture every day of the year!
Jetty Road Glenelg
Everyone’s favourite beachside shopping strip, Jetty Road, Glenelg. It has all your favourite cafes, restaurants and who doesn’t love the cinema! Walk the kilometre-long shopping strip with over 300 stores including boutique clothing, giftware and books - perfect for those looking for some retail therapy. Watch the incredible sunset as you enjoy South Australia’s only beach concerts, street parties, markets and major sporting events. Keeping you entertained all summer with Australia’s first and finest beach club, The Moseley Beach Club. There’s only one place to be in summer!
Port MacDonnell Foreshore
The newly re-developed Waterfront at Port MacDonnell has redefined the Port MacDonnell foreshore as a tourism destination. The co-ordinated re-development along Sea Parade, adjacent to the Port MacDonnell Jetty, has delivered improved community facilities and provided linkages to other parts of the township, building cohesion with the recently upgraded jetty and creating an integrated space for people to enjoy. This has been a real game changer for Port MacDonnell, and visitors can now enjoy a new boardwalk and landscaping, jetty plaza and information shelter, an upgraded car park and a bespoke bronze sculpture by artists Gillie and Marc.
Discover more on Prospect Road.
Prospect Road, known for its creative art scene and indie sensibility, is now becoming a great lifestyle and entertainment mainstreet. The introduction of the Palace Nova Prospect Cinemas has injected a visible buzz and vibrancy into the local economy. Experience fine dining, cafe culture, a contemporary lifestyle, boutique shopping, nightlife, entertainment, and street art. Visit Prospect Road for a Muratti cake, weekend outfit, latte, or boutique cinema experience. Discover the unusual and quirky in the heart of Prospect.
Voting is now closed. The winner will be announced at the Mainstreet SA Award Dinner on Thursday 10th October 2019.