New creative lighting in Moonta Street will be switched on tonight to help further enhance the cultural heart of Chinatown.
The State Government has contributed $500,000 towards the City of Adelaide’s Moonta Street Reinvigoration project with the creative lighting forming an important part of the project.
The reinvigoration of Moonta Street, at the core of Chinatown, will enhance and stimulate retail and shopfront investment.
The State Government investment has supported the delivery of northern and southern gateway ‘beacons’, mural art, modern functional lighting throughout the street and a creative lighting ‘Central Wave’. ‘Exploding waves’ extensions of creative lighting in the north and south will also be added to the street shortly.
Local artist Vans the Omega has created mural art with day and night representations that draws inspiration from Chinese culture, food and the Adelaide Central Market.
Member for Adelaide Rachel Sanderson said the State Government’s $500,000 commitment was “revitalising and rejuvenating” the iconic destination.
“The City of Adelaide boasts a cultural melting pot of South Australians and international visitors and the Moonta Street upgrade is adding vibrancy, fun and safety to this well-known corner of our CBD,” said Minister Sanderson.
“As local member, this upgrade is fantastic news for our local traders and will help bring more people into the street and surrounding area.”
The Lord Mayor said Council was committed to delivering ‘beautiful, surprising places’ throughout the city and that the new lighting and artwork does exactly that in Moonta Street.
“This project helps deliver a revitalised public realm and I thank the Premier and Minister Sanderson for supporting the reinvigoration of Moonta Street,” said the Lord Mayor.
“The creative lighting and artwork look stunning and arrive just in time for Lunar New Year celebrations.
“Beyond looking spectacular, additional lighting helps make the area even safer at night and that is good news for traders and everyone who visits.”