Tonsley is Australia’s first innovation district, connecting businesses with the best and brightest.
The former Mitsubishi Motors assembly plant at Tonsley is in the process of being completely redeveloped as an integrated employment, education and residential precinct by Renewal SA.
This is a unique development in the City of Marion and we are looking for ways to encourage the business and local community to activate this space.
Tonsley Australia’s First Innovation District. Tonsley has been designed to unite progressive individuals, businesses and researchers looking to collaborate, test, build and grow in a flexible and supportive environment.
With a specific focus on the high-value manufacturing sector, Tonsley’s masterplan incorporates collaborative meeting and working spaces providing world-class facilities to help take great new ideas from concept and testing to market.
Tonsley Innovation District is new, but it has a spirit of entrepreneurialism deep within its roots. Tonsley has been the home of innovation since the 1800s when the Ragless family farmed the site and developed several automated harvesting technologies. Fifty years ago, Tonsley was a cornerstone of South Australia’s manufacturing industry, the home of Chrysler Australia and later Mitsubishi Motors.
Today, it integrates environmental, social and economic opportunities. There’s a focus on innovation, education, health and collaboration in a quality environment.
Update - Sept 2017
The Tonsley Innovation District’s four focus sectors reflect South Australia’s economic strengths and opportunities:
If you have any queries about the project, please speak to the Tonsley project team from Renewal SA.
Renewal SA Project Team
Phone: 1300 321 208
City of Marion contact: