21 Mar, 2014

Adelaide Visitor Information Centre gets a new home

The Adelaide Visitor Information Centre is on the move, with City of Adelaide announcing its new home in James Place, just off the Mall.

Lord Mayor, Stephen Yarwood shared his excitement at Council signing a new lease on a space in one of the Mall's busy laneway locations.

“Since we started the upgrade of Rundle Mall early last year we’ve been in search of a new home for this invaluable community service,” Stephen said.

“Rundle Mall is the most visited attraction in Adelaide and we know that more than 180,000 people stop in at our Visitor Information Centre each year.

“Adding the centre to one of our busy laneways is a great result for activating the wider Rundle Mall precinct and adds further value to Council’s $30 million investment in the Mall upgrade,” he said.

Sandy Verschoor, GM City Culture and Community said that ahead of moving into James Place, visitor information will have a temporary home in a kiosk on the Mall near Stephens Place, originally installed for the Fringe.

“The availability of the Fringe kiosk came at a good time and we’ll be installing new signage on it to let people know where they can find us until we move into our new spot in James Place sometime around June,” Sandy said.

“Customers can expect the usual friendly and informative service when they visit us at our temporary location near Stephens Place, with the availability of brochures, maps and event guides about what to do around Adelaide and its surrounds.

“Our Visitor Information Centre has moved to a few different spots along the Mall since we started our upgrade works last year and it’s really been our team of more than 50 volunteers and their flexibility that’s made it work.

“I’m really pleased on behalf of our volunteers that we’ve secured the new home in James Place and I know they’ll be enthusiastic about getting in and making it a welcoming and helpful stop for the many visitors to Adelaide.

“In fitting out the new James Place centre over the next couple of months we’ll have a little more space to work with than at our original centre that people might recall at the King William Street end of the Mall,” she said.

“The extra space will make it as easier and more convenient for people to access materials and speak with our volunteers for advice.

“We’ll also be thinking about how we use signage in the Mall to direct people to our new spot, as well using social media to promote the move as it gets closer,” Sandy added.

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David Hill