09 June, 2021

Australia’s most liveable city!

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The Economist’s Global Liveability Index has named Adelaide as Australia’s most liveable city in 2021 and the world’s third most liveable city.

The Economist’s annual liveability survey has seen Adelaide rise to the most liveable city in Australia ahead of Perth (6), Melbourne (8) and Brisbane (10th). Only Auckland and Osaka come ahead of Adelaide in the survey of 140 cities.

Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor said it was incredible that Adelaide had been recognised as the world’s third most liveable city and the most liveable in Australia.

“South Australians have done a fantastic job and banded together to keep our city safe from COVID-19 and, as a result, we are able to enjoy a quality of life that is unimaginable in many parts of the world,” said the Lord Mayor.

“Our city is full of life with our world-renowned festivals, live performances, arts, sport and culture safely going ahead and our bars and restaurants open for business.

“We also know that healthy living and wellbeing are key factors in a city’s liveability and Adelaide is a city where the health and wellbeing of people is paramount.”

Acting CEO Clare Mockler said all South Australians should be proud.

“This result is due to how well we have done together, as the community really has worked as one to ensure we recovered as quickly as possible from the impacts of COVID-19,” said Ms Mockler.

“We were one of the first cities in the world to safely open up again with city concerts, festivals and major sporting events at Adelaide Oval and we should all be proud of our efforts.

“The community has been conscientious in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and I’m particularly proud of how City of Adelaide employees have played their role in keeping our city safe.

“Our people work hard every day to make Adelaide Australia’s most liveable city, and we can’t wait to welcome more people back this winter for one of the best event seasons Adelaide has ever had.”

Today’s great news comes on the same day that a new campaign ‘Hit the Town’ is launched. 

The 'Hit the Town' winter campaign calls on hospitality businesses to be involved in 'Dinner's On Us', where we are giving away 5,000 x $30 dinner vouchers to encourage people to come to the city and North Adelaide and enjoy the 50+ events being held this winter.

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Matthew Halliwell