South Australia’s International Centre for Food, Hospitality and Tourism Studies is another step closer with $30 million being provided to progress the project at Lot Fourteen, as part of the historic $551 million City deal between the Marshall Liberal Government, Morrison Government and the City of Adelaide.
This is in addition to the $30 million in funding already allocated by the State Government over the forward estimates.
“The International Centre for Food, Hospitality and Tourism Studies will position us as a national leader in culinary and hospitality education and training and will be an integral part of the Lot Fourteen precinct,” Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said.
“Food, hospitality and tourism are key components of the South Australian economy, and by building a modern training facility for young South Australians and international students to develop their skills in these fields, we’re ensuring the future growth and success of the sector.
“SA has a proud history of producing premium fresh food and beverages, and we want to continue to create career pathways that showcase that produce all the way through the supply chain from paddock to plate.
“Partnerships with private sector providers, the universities and TAFE SA will ensure the centre will be a world class food industry and tourism hub and contribute significantly to the emerging innovation and entrepreneurial precinct that is Lot Fourteen.
“A scoping and business case study is currently being conducted with key stakeholders by HASSELL as the lead consultant to refine project details and the final cost of the project.
“Building the International Centre for Food, Hospitality and Tourism Studies will also add to the vibrancy of the hospitality trade in the East End of the city, as the numbers of students and workers steadily grow at the Lot Fourteen site.”