The Tonsley redevelopment is purposely designed to attract investment and create a thriving jobs and education precinct that includes residential and community living.

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About Tonsley

Tonsley brings together leading-edge research and education institutions, established businesses and start-ups, business incubators and accelerators, plus government and the wider community to connect and collaborate in Australia's first innovation district.


*upon completion of the project


Tonsley provides a high quality,
people-focused and
knowledge-driven environment.

Location facts

Tonsley is located on the site of the former Mitsubishi Motors plant on South Road, Tonsley.

Project progress

Since construction began in 2012, Tonsley has been progressing well as a vibrant, dynamic community of like-minded businesses that will shape a knowledge-based industrial future together.

Project targets

The next series of targets for Tonsley are:


Tonsley’s 6 Star Green Star accreditation is an unprecedented milestone for the South Australian building industry.

The internationally recognised certification, awarded by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), represents the highest level of leadership and innovation in sustainable design and building practices.

Tonsley is one of Australia’s only urban renewal development to achieve this level of certification and is a testament to the world-class design principles which have guided the redevelopment of the former Mitsubishi site.

Partners + investors

TAFE SA, Flinders University, Siemens, Signostics, and ZEN Energy are a few of our industry partners and investors.

Partners + investors

News + events

Supermarket and specialty retail opportunity on offer at Tonsley

27 June 2018 in Tonsley

A unique retail opportunity encompassing a supermarket, speciality stores and consumer services is now on offer at Tonsley, Australia’s leading innovation district.

FLEXible travel promised as SA’s first driverless shuttle hits Tonsley

19 June 2018 in Tonsley

Flinders University students and the public will soon experience driverless transport in the new Flinders Express – or FLEX – as it shuttles them around the Tonsley Innovation District as part of a five-year trial that will see autonomous vehicle technology travel on South Australia’s public roads for the first time.

New Boiler House brewhouse to tap into Tonsley’s heritage

13 June 2018 in Tonsley

The iconic Boiler House at Tonsley Innovation District is set to brew up a unique new hospitality offering for the district and southern Adelaide.

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