Seaford Industry Park fulfils vision as newest trade hub of the south
More than 130 businesses are now established at the industrial park, which spans 95 lots over 30 hectares and has brought approximately 1,000 jobs to the south of Adelaide.
Like it’s big brother Lonsdale, Seaford Industry Park was conceived as a modern, purpose-built commercial estate with the facility to accommodate large vehicles and the shipping of goods in and out of the premises without disruption to the community.
“Seaford Industry Park has provided an ideal base for small to medium-sized enterprises to grow their operations and be a part of a thriving business community,” says Mark Devine, Acting Chief Executive at Renewal SA.
“It has also given the growing population in the south improved access to a critical mass of commercial services closer to home.”
The diversity of businesses now located at the industrial park is testament to the rich entrepreneurial spirit of the south and the flexibility of the overarching vision for the site.
“The land strategy for Seaford Industry Park has adapted over time to accommodate a greater variety of businesses, spanning light industrial, home renovations, smallgoods and wellness,” Mark says.
Home to major operators such as Bunnings, Tradelink Plumbing, SouthLink bus depot and SA Power Networks, the Park is also the base of operation for bespoke family businesses such as Fleurieu Foods and Rinaldi Confectionary.
“When you drive through the park you will find everything from landscape suppliers and crash repairers to fitness studios and storage facilities – the site also hosts a few surprises, such as a martial arts school, doggie daycare centre and aviary specialist,” says Mark.
Fire Trucks Australia is one such business that has been based in the industrial park since 2013 following its relocation from Queensland and a former stint in Aldinga.
The business is the only Australian company to specialise in the preparation, sale and delivery of quality pre-owned fire trucks and ambulances to the mining industry.
Managing Director, Jason Cooper, says that being located in Seaford Industry Park has given his business access to modern sheds and wider streets and made it easier to house and transport large vehicles to clients all over the country.
“The proximity of Seaford Industry Park to the Southern Expressway has also given our customers easier and more direct access to our dealership and services,” says Jason.
The development of Seaford Industry Park has involved an $10 million investment from Renewal SA and its completion marks a milestone in the commercial development of the area.
“Adelaide’s south is the second most populous region in South Australia and the latest population projections released by the state government indicate that southern Adelaide will grow by more than 50,000 residents over the next 20 years,” Mark says.
“As such it is vital that we have established industries in place to support this level of growth and Seaford Industry Park will no doubt have a role to play in supporting the significant development that is proposed for the southern regions.”
Renewal SA manages more than 3,000 hectares of land in greater Adelaide for future residential, commercial or industrial use and frequently seeks to attract private sector investment to progress development and promote population and economic growth for South Australia.