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 follows state win with national award

15 May 2018 in Tonsley

Following on from winning South Australian Development of the Year at the state awards, Tonsley has demonstrated why it is Australia’s leading innovation district by winning the KONE Award for Best Development Innovation at the 2018 national Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards.

Tonsley awarded the top honour at 2018 SA Property Council gala

2 May 2018 in Adaptive Reuse, Tonsley

Tonsley has been awarded the top honour at the prestigious 2018 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards for South Australia held at Adelaide Oval in April, being named the State Development of the Year.

Tonsley to represent Australia at Venice biennale

24 April 2018 in Adaptive Reuse, Tonsley

Tonsley Innovation District’s stunning Main Assembly Building has been chosen to feature in the Australian Pavilion at the prestigious 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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