Thursday 1 September marks the 40th anniversary of Rundle Mall becoming Australia’s first pedestrianised main street. Don Dunstan, Premier at the time, officially opened Rundle Mall with over 10,000 people in attendance.
In 1976, Rundle Mall was paved with over 580,000 bricks at an approximate cost of $782,000. The most recent redevelopment took place in 2013 at a cost of $30m.
Rundle Mall remains the heart of the city retail and is home to 700 retailers, 300 non-retail services and offices, four leading department stores and 15 arcades and centres. It certainly has come a long way since 1976 and the $7.85m Gawler Place project will further enhance the appeal of the Mall.