Why South Australia?

Nathan PaineGeneral Manager - SA MacroPlan

South Australians are fond of saying that we are the nation’s best kept secret. The reality is that the state fails to sell the message of what the State has to offer beyond its own borders.

The consequence is that most people think Adelaide is a quiet and sleepy city, with more churches than pubs, and often overlooked as an investment destination.

The reality is very different.

The newly re-elected State Government has been firm about opening the state for business. From recent announcements on planning reform, to the opening up of new development opportunity at Adelaide Riverbank and throughout the Adelaide CBD, and a new approach with respect to unsolicited bids, the SA Government clearly seeks to encourage investment in the state.

Current investment projects include:

  • The new Health and Biomedical precinct in the CBD’s North West Corner which will unlock $3-4b of new investment from the New Royal Adelaide Hospital, the Health & Medical Research Institute and from the city’s universities and will generate many more development opportunities across the CBD’s north.
  • The Convention Centre expansion, linking with an expanded Casino across the footbridge to the newly rejuvenated and best located football and cricket oval in the country, will create an unsurpassed tourism and event precinct for the city.

The state’s opportunities are not going totally unnoticed – with several major national property companies, including Walker Corp, Peet, Charter Hall and others, now expanding their interests in our southern state.

We may not be offering a set of steak knives with our deals, but there is a lot to like about the property market in South Australia and massive opportunities for early movers.

And if you don’t believe me, I am more than happy to host you on a visit to Adelaide where the number of cranes of the skyline will amaze.


MacroPlan recently announced after 25 years of strategic property advice in the South Australian market, the opening of our Adelaide office.

Our new Adelaide office is located on the Ground Floor, 89 King William Street, Adelaide.Contact Nathan today to discuss your property research requirements.

Nathan Paine General Manager – South Australia E: paine@macroplan.com.au P: 0448 445 177