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

News + events

Tonsley Village residential sales centre opens

15 January 2018 in Tonsley

On Sunday the Tonsley Village sales centre was officially opened, marking the market release of Stage One of a planned development of 850 homes on the site of Australia’s first innovation district.

Expressions of Interest sought for adaptive reuse of Tonsley Boiler House

30 October 2017 in Tonsley

The adaptive reuse of the Tonsley Innovation District’s Boiler House into a microbrewery, distillery, restaurant or café provides another opportunity to honour the industrial heritage of the site that creates Tonsley’s iconic character.

Tonsley gains green recognition in the Asia-Pacific

8 August 2017 in Tonsley

Tonsley was awarded a 6 Star Green-Star – Communities rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) for the adaptive re-use of the previous …

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