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

Educare Nanny Pre-employment program

16 March 2018 in The Works Training and Employment Program, Tonsley

We’re seeking committed people living in and around Adelaide’s southern suburbs who wish to pursue a career as a nanny.

Proton therapy manufacturer sets up in Tonsley Innovation District

8 March 2018 in Tonsley

New jobs promised as US-based ProTom commits to building assembly, test and training plant at Australia’s first innovation district.

Tonsley powering ahead

8 March 2018 in Tonsley

Tonsley is continuing to grow and attract new businesses including the ProTom Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence for Proton Therapy, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group, Smith Brothers Group and Specialised Solutions, plus recognition through Flinders University’s New Venture Institute and a nomination in the 2018 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards.

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