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

Discover STEM careers of the future at Tonsley

22 September 2020 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 4 (November 2020).

Works Program helps George find a future in construction

11 August 2020 in Bowden, Works Program news, Tonsley

George Flomo’s childhood dream of working in a bank never came true—and he couldn’t be more delighted. Thanks to Renewal SA’s Works Program and the support of local industry, he’s discovered where his true passion lies—working with his hands in the building industry.

Give your career a fresh lick of paint

4 August 2020 in Works Program, Training + employment pathways, Tonsley

TAFE SA, in association with the Department for Innovation and Skills, is looking for motivated and committed people from all over Adelaide to start a career as a painter and decorator for the Painting and Decorating Pre-apprenticeship program. Registrations close on 8 September 2020.

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