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Hindley West

Placemaking in Hindley Street West from City of Adelaide on Vimeo.

Hindley West is the city’s creative and living arts precinct, for people making and training in arts and design.  The western end of Hindley Street and the surrounding precinct is undergoing enormous change.  A new Royal Adelaide Hospital and health and biomedical precinct is being developed just north of the area, bringing thousands of new people into the area. The University of South Australia (UniSA) City West Campus will grow as a major part in the make-up of the Hindley West precinct.

For an outline of Placemaking in Hindley West and future planned activity download, ‘Our Hindley West’.

Planning the place

Throughout 2014-2015, hundreds of face to face conversations were held with people in Hindley West, as well as many street meetings, workshops and informal get-togethers. Students and creatives were connected with traders to assist with projects and regular updates were sent to a large database of people about opportunities, projects, information and ways to get involved and find support.


Hindley West will be a diverse and lively place where makers and thinkers can create, innovate and educate. In May 2015, traders, property owners, residents and others came together to develop a vision to reflect the unique character of Hindley West, inspired by elements of three future scenarios, or  possible ‘identities’ for Hindley west: the ‘Campus’ scenario, the arts and dining scenario and the late night scenario.  

Hindley West - a picture

Key projects: the story so far

A number of projects progressed in 2014-15, working towards the shared vision for Hindley West. These included projects highlighting the creativity in the area, such as the ART AFTER DARK West End and the West End Art Walk, the introduction of dual tenancies, many new businesses opening, as well as current business evolving.

For more information on the projects from the place pilot download the Hindley West Extras.

What’s next?

Realising the vision needs the people and owners of Hindley West. There are a number of projects already underway, such as continued support for projects, activities and joint ventures including the ART AFTER DARK West End and the Upper West Side Project, and incorporate art and creative elements into the design of public spaces and private development to showcase the creative feel of the precinct.

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