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

About TonsleySnapshotLocation factsProject progressProject targetsSustainabilityPartners + investorsNews + events

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

Icebreaker18 – Smart Tailored Networking

2 November 2018 in Tonsley

Innovation… meet enterprise. Welcome to Icebreaker18.

Progress | Spring 2018 edition

4 September 2018 in Bowden, Lot Fourteen, Our Port, Progress Newsletter, Tonsley

The Spring 2018 edition of Progress includes our Future Thinkers panel videos, Tonsley’s progress over the last year, Oxigen’s Lot Fourteen public realm contract, the appointment of a Chief Entrepreneur, Bowden’s Heritage Precinct, Winterfest 2018 success and a residential opportunity at Andrews Farm.

Tonsley achievements 2018

28 August 2018 in Tonsley

Tonsley Innovation District has achieved a great deal in the past year, and in the last three months we’ve seen leading edge technologies join Tonsley, while we continue grow the district with retail developer opportunities.

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