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

Works Program: creating jobs for unemployed and better lives for tenants

20th February 2017 in Renewing Our Streets and Suburbs, The Works Training and Employment Program, Tonsley

Late in 2016 Renewal SA’s Works Program, TAFE SA and Junction Australia launched a first-of-its-kind program that produced benefits not only for local unemployed people but community housing tenants too. The Junction Australia Live Training...

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Tonsley innovation district officially listed as an Adelaide suburb

7th February 2017 in News, Tonsley

In recognition of South Australia’s proud history of agriculture and manufacturing, the suburb of Tonsley has officially been created following an application by the City of Marion and Renewal SA, which was was endorsed by the Office of the...

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Support Worker Pre-Employment Program flies south

16th January 2017 in The Works Training and Employment Program, Tonsley

Following the success of six Works Programs at Bowden with wonderful outcomes for UnitingCare Wesley including the recruitment of Southern Support Workers – we are launching our very first program a Tonsley. The Renewal SA Works Program in...

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