Tonsley continues its transformation

Find out how Tonsley is attracting new businesses.

This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 50 - December 2015.


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Tonsley, Australia’s first innovation district, is transforming the former site of Mitsubishi Motors, attracting investment into the southern suburbs and drawing international recognition.

United States Ambassador to Australia, John Berry, recently hosted an Innovation Round Table at Flinders University’s Tonsley building.

The event recognised Adelaide’s strengths in health technology innovation which plays an integral role at Tonsley through the Medical Device Partnering Program and on site industry leaders, including Signostics.

Tonsley also received recognition as a world-leader in environmentally sustainable design and building practices after being awarded the 6 Star Green Star – Communities certification  by the Green Building Council of Australia.

Tonsley is Australia’s only urban renewal development to achieve this level of certification.

As a centre for innovation and collaboration that is bringing businesses, education and research organisations and the community together, Tonsley has added to its portfolio with the announcement that Radical Torque Solutions will relocate to the site by the end of 2016.

A supplier of controlled bolting equipment for global mining, oil and gas companies, Radical Torque Solutions will build a $2 million state-of-the-art service, calibration and manufacturing workshop and retail outlet at Tonsley.

Tonsley has also come to life in recent months with new signage and wayfinding installed at key pedestrian locations and the opening of retail facilities.

Tonsley’s educational institutes, businesses and community facilities are rapidly becoming a popular destination for people in Adelaide’s southern suburbs.

Tonsley is being jointly developed by the Department of State Development and Renewal SA.





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