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World class opportunity in food, hospitality and tourism

Future Thinkers - Urban Design and Wellbeing

An opportunity opened today to be part of creating a world class centre for higher education in food, hospitality and tourism at Lot Fourteen in the heart of Adelaide, Australia’s food and wine capital.

Proponents are being sought by the State Government of South Australia to help create an International Centre for Food, Hospitality and Tourism Studies on a prime site in Adelaide’s central business district at Lot Fourteen, the nation’s most exciting innovation and entrepreneurship neighbourhood.

Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni announced that Expressions of Interest opened today for suitable companies or organisations to join in creating the centre as managers or tenants of food, hospitality and tourism education, training and research facilities, or as property developers or commercial investors.

“Our vision is to create a world class facility in a new, fully integrated centre to maximise the economic potential of a CBD-based, internationally renowned food, hospitality and tourism education and research facility.

“In partnership with the Australian Government, the State Government has committed $60 million towards the establishment of the International Centre, part of a $551 million investment under the Adelaide City Deal program,” he said.

“We’re aiming to cement South Australia as an international leader in food, hospitality and tourism education.

“We’re looking for leaders to work with us to establish a world-renowned facility that will be the pinnacle of Australia’s educational institutions in these growing industries.”

Minister Pisoni said South Australia’s tourism industry employed 36,000 people and was aiming to reach $8 billion turnover by 2020, generating an additional 10,000 jobs.

“We have more than $2 billion worth of tourism accommodation in the pipeline for Adelaide and tourism has been identified as a super growth industry over the next 20 years.

“The number of hospitality students will need to keep growing as the local, national and international demand for skilled workers increases.”

EOIs are being sought from managers or tenants of food, hospitality and tourism education, training and research facilities, or from property developers or commercial investors

Submissions are also welcome from experienced consortiums which can demonstrate experience in working as a group to successfully deliver a complex and innovative project.

Colliers International Adelaide has been appointed to manage the EOI process, which opened Friday October 25, 2019 and closes on Friday December 6 at 2pm.

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