Project background

The Central Market Arcade is one of the cornerstones of the iconic market district. The Central Market Arcade is located adjacent to the Adelaide Central Markets, Victoria Square, and the Sir Samuel Way Building law courts.

In September 2018, after 50 years under private management, City of Adelaide took control of the Central Market Arcade.

A once in a lifetime opportunity

The Central Market Arcade Redevelopment will provide the opportunity to grow the retail offering with expanded and complementary activities. This will support an extension of the day-to-day retail offerings with new loading facilities, public car parking and the potential for a range of uses at the upper levels.

The City of Adelaide is intending to retain ownership of the retail space (approximately 6,000m2), public car parking and associated loading areas.

The Adelaide Central Market will not be redeveloped.

Community consultation

The City of Adelaide has undertaken community consultation to develop Our Market District – the right ingredients for the future setting out the aspirations for the future of the market district, which includes a redeveloped Central Market Arcade. The feedback from consultation continues to inform the Central Market Arcade Redevelopment. The City of Adelaide will continue to engage with the community over the life of the project.

Public consultation on the proposal to revoke the Community Land classification of the Central Market Arcade land was held in 2017 via Your Say. Once the consultation closed, the City of Adelaide Council considered the submissions and made the decision to proceed with the revocation of the Community Land classification of the Central Market Arcade land. You can read the full Council report, including submissions and further information. The proposal was submitted to the Minister for Planning for approval, which was subsequently approved.

On 8 August 2017, the City of Adelaide resolved to revoke the following parcels of land from the classification of Community Land: 

  • Portion of 22-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide – Portion of Allotment 11 in Filed Plan 26448 described in Certificate of Title Volume 6118 Folio 750
  • Victoria Square Arcade, Adelaide – Allotment 91 in Filed Plan 212881 described in Certificate of Title Volume 6118 Folio 752

    The Adelaide Central Market was excluded from the above revocation.