Councillor Simon Hou said more needed to be done to support local jobs and businesses. “Local businesses don’t need [us] to chat to them with some nice words and photos — when we talk about support we need to consider the money into it,” he said. “Over the last couple of months we are all aware that local businesses are suffering — things are really tough. “Many businesses need help with cash flow and I don’t believe rate relief is an option. “Businesses need more customers and that is something we must help them [with]. “Running a marketing campaign is actually what we need — we could bring more people back into the city and spend more money in the city.” The Chinatown Association of South Australia (CASA) urged councillors to consider infrastructure improvements in the area, as well as financial relief. Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor earlier said she was
“Can you imagine our city without Chinatown? Local businesses have been needlessly hit by coronavirus concerns. We want to send a clear message that Chinatown is safe and open for business. Visit the precinct. Have a meal. Encourage others to head along. By doing that, you’ll ensure Chinatown continues to thrive.” Premier Steven Marshall
This is Chinatown Adelaide SA Inc’s flagship one-day event, the Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party has become a statewide calendar event for the locals, tourists, leaders and members of the Adelaide business community, state and foreign dignitaries to immerse in traditions and cultural experiences. 2019 will mark the 16th Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party, and this Year of the Pig will see the best community event ever staged by Chinatown Adelaide SA Inc. Join us to paint our town RED together!
The Outback and Opal Show is being held at the amazing Chinatown Plaza in the heart of Adelaide’s Chinatown. 17-19 Moonta Street, Adelaide . SA’s Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister David Ridgway will introduced initiatives to create jobs and upgrade Andamooka’s tourism and community infrastructure. Tickets available @ https://outbackopal.eventbrite.com.au/
Chinatown’s main thoroughfare, labelled “almost embarrassing” by prominent Adelaide businesswoman Irena Zhang last year, is in line for a significant revamp as part of a wider ‘Chinatown Reinvigoration’ plan. The planned revamp is crucial for “the Chinese community in Adelaide, the growth in Chinese tourism and more tourism between China and Australia,” Lord Mayor Martin Haese said. “Let’s set it up for the next 20 or 30 years.” The proposal includes $30,000 funding for the plan preparation and engagement, $50,000 for district activation (including event activity) plus $20,000 to support improvements to shopfronts. Funds will be offered on a 50/50 basis with building owners as an incentive for early engagement so that upgrades to private buildings can be considered as public realm improvements, generating a ‘quick win’ scenario. If accepted by council, preparation of the reinvigoration plan is expected to be completed during 2017/18 with the overhaul completed by late
The Hon. David Ridgway MLC, Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Shadow Minister for Tourism, Primary Industries, Food & Wine tweets that “The State Liberals have committed $500k to developing Chinatown Mall to benefit tourists and local businesses if elected in March 2018.”
“Engaging with Asia starts in Chinatown” says Australia’s Ambassador to China, HE Ms Frances Adamson and Chinatown Adelaide (CASA) President Irena Zhang. For most South Australian’s their first exposure to Asia is by visiting Adelaide’s Chinatown and for most Asian international tourists and students their first destination on arrival is Chinatown. 1. Adelaide receives 332,000 international visitors annually. (year ending June 2012 IVS figures) 2. Nearly a quarter of Adelaide City Councils residents are Asian born. (Russell, 2012) 3. The Chinatown Precinct is one of the most popular free international visitor attractions in South Australia. 4. The Chinatown Precinct is a keystone feature in South Australia’s growing dependence on tourism and international students. 5. Adelaide Central Market is the most visited tourist destination in SA from a broad cross section of Adelaide and overseas tourists with over 8.5 million visits per year. (Wilkinson & Mattsson, 2012) 6. Most children in
The Chinatown Community hosted the first “Harajuku no Yoko” event. Moonta Street was transformed.