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

HyP SA hydrogen plant ready to be industry supplier

29 August 2022 in About us, News, Tonsley

Renewable hydrogen produced at Hydrogen Park South Australia will help to fuel production of high-purity argon supplied to the Whyalla Steelworks

Music-making Mitsubishi Sigma brings the sounds of manufacturing back to Tonsley

19 July 2022 in News, Tonsley, Property and Projects, Project Delivery

A 1981 Mitsubishi Sigma will make a nostalgic return to the Main Assembly Building (MAB) at Tonsley as part of a unique SALA exhibition

Helicopter transports 2,000 solar panels onto roof at Tonsley

6 May 2022 in News, Tonsley, Property and Projects, Project Delivery

Eighty pallets of solar panels will be airlifted onto the roofline of Renewal SA’s Line Zero building and TAFA SA’s campus at Tonsley Innovation District

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