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New SA government urged to keep up the tide of interstate arrivals

By Juliet Helmke 25 March 2022 | 1 minute read

changeover in government in South Australia has prompted calls for the new leadership to ensure the state’s framework continues to encourage interstate interest.

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Momentum in South Australia’s real estate market is a relatively new development, according to James Trimble, general manager of Raine & Horne.

The brand reports the state’s residential property market now attracts more interstate buyers than as little as five years ago, due largely to Adelaide’s increasing attraction to major corporations.

“Since the closures of several major manufacturing plants a few years ago, South Australia has morphed from depending on blue-collar industrial activities to an economy based on the services and business sector,” Mr Trimble said.

“The changing face of business in South Australia has attracted interstate employees and enabled this state to stem the brain drain. This has helped grow the appeal of working and living in South Australia and created more interstate demand for real estate.”


He cites the recent decision of major firms like the Commonwealth Bank, which has taken a substantial lease in Lot Fourteen’s entrepreneur and innovation centre, as well as PWC, to base large corporate teams in the city as proof of this shift.

They join other firms such as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Accenture, Cognizant, Microsoft Azure and Nokia 5G in establishing corporate offices in the South Australian capital.

“Big businesses see South Australia as a great place and it’s important the government continues to attract corporates that will employ thousands of workers in this state now and for future generations of South Australians,” Mr Trimble said.

To do so, he emphasises the need for a continued investment in infrastructure upgrades.

He welcomed the new government’s $125 million to three critical projects on Main South Road that will help reduce commuting times between Adelaide and the rest of South Australia.

“We urge the state government to continue to invest to attract people to South Australia – and to experience how great a place it is to live, do business and grow a family,” he said.

About the author

Juliet Helmke

Based in Sydney, Juliet Helmke has a broad range of reporting and editorial experience across the areas of business, technology, entertainment and the arts. She was formerly Senior Editor at The New York... Read more

New SA government urged to keep up the tide of interstate arrivals
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