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

Blocks, bike racks and bright futures

9th May 2017 in Playford Alive, The Works Training and Employment Program, Tonsley

Participants from two of our most successful Works programs have recently graduated with Certificate II qualifications in engineering and construction. Fourteen students from Playford Alive's Blokes and Beauties on the Block Live Training...

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Progress | Autumn 2017 edition

11th April 2017 in 1000 Homes in 1000 Days, Adelaide Laneways, Market to Riverbank link, News, Progress Newsletter, Riverbank, Tonsley, Vibrant City

Lighting the way to the Adelaide Riverbank A series of lighting installations and interactive led artworks are showcasing the Adelaide Riverbank and lighting the way during the Festival Plaza redevelopment works - and there's more to come, with...

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Tonsley wins 2017 UDIA National Award for Excellence

7th April 2017 in Tonsley, Urban Renewal

Tonsley, Australia’s first innovation district was recognised and acknowledged for its commitment to environmental, heritage and engineering considerations. The site was awarded a 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating certification in 2015...

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