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

Latest news

Tonsley Forests win big for innovation and sustainability

20 October 2021 in News, Tonsley

Tonsley Innovation District recently hosted the Children’s University program in a fun school holiday event.

Tonsley hosts innovators of the future at annual Children’s University event

19 October 2021 in Works Program news, News, Works Program, Tonsley

Tonsley Innovation District recently hosted the Children’s University program in a fun school holiday event.

Uncover the importance of STEM for future careers at Tonsley

6 April 2021 in STEM Works at Tonsley, Works Program, Tonsley

Discover the heart of innovation and the STEM careers of the future at Tonsley Innovation District with free school tours in Term 3 and 4 (August and November 2021).

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