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

About TonsleySnapshotLocation factsProject progressProject targetsSustainabilityPartners + investorsNews + events

About Tonsley

Tonsley is an economic development project led by the Department of State Development with Renewal SA acting as the master developer.



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, Clovelly Park.

Project progress

Since the Tonsley project commenced in 2012 A refined master plan was developed for delivery of Stage One.

Significant progress includes:

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 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, Tier 5, Siemens, Signostics, and ZEN Energy are a few of our industry partners and investors.

Partners + investors

News + events

Tonsley gains green recognition in the Asia-Pacific

8 August 2017 in Tonsley

Tonsley was awarded a 6 Star Green-Star – Communities rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) for the adaptive re-use of the previous …

Enhance Southern Early Childhood Pre-employment Program at Tonsley

14 July 2017 in The Works Training and Employment Program, Tonsley

Enhance Training and Recruitment in partnership with Renewal SA’s Works Program at Tonsley, ATEC and WorkReady are delivering the Enhance Southern Early Childhood Pre-employment Program, …

Tonsley recognised twice at national 2017 Good Design Awards

9 June 2017 in Tonsley

Last night the Tonsley Innovation District took home two prestigious awards and was amongst only a handful of entries in the running for the coveted …

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