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Open for Business

Welcome to the City of Marion Business Community.

Business success is essential to the future of the City of Marion as a place to live, learn, work, invest and do business.

The City of Marion is Open for Business. The City Activation team are here to support the business  community to:

  • Be your first point of contact at Council
  • Provide local business support services through business associations, the Southern Adelaide Business Advisory Service and the Southern Adelaide Business Support System
  • Help you connect with local businesses, skilled people, associations and training providers
  • Offer networking and information Help deliver local initiatives such as Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board, visitor economy, digital economy projects, workforce development and the Urban Activation Project
  • Help create places for people at Cove Business Hub, Marion Cultural Centre and Tonsley Innovation District, and
  • Advocate on regional issues

Snapshot of Marion

The City of Marion is located about 10km south-west of the Adelaide CBD, covers 55 square kms and stretches from the Glenelg tramline in the north to Hallett Cove in the south.

It is one of South Australia’s larger metropolitan Councils and has a diverse economic base that is primarily centred around the Edwardstown industrial area, Science Park, Clovelly Park including the Tonsley redevelopment.

Retail also plays an important role in the commercial life of the city with three major shopping centres at Hallett Cove, Castle Plaza and Westfield Marion which is the largest in South Australia.

As well as the Westfield development, the Marion Regional Centre is home to the South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre, a FINA grade swimming complex, the Marion Cultural Centre incorporating a theatre, art gallery, restaurant and library, a GP+ Health Centre and a range of other service operations both private and government.

In addition, Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre, both situated adjacent to Science Park, are major employers and have a significant influence on the area.

The economic base is dominated in absolute numbers by small businesses, many of which are home-based.

The former Mitsubishi Motors assembly plant at Tonsley is in the process of being completely redeveloped as an integrated employment, education and residential precinct. A new TAFE has been established on the site and Flinders University is moving its School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics into a new 6 storey building due for completing early in 2015. Targets for the development are some 6,300 jobs, over 2,000 students and 1,500 residents.

​Contact us

The City of Marion works in partnership with a number of organisations across the region to encourage economic and business development, to promote sustainable business practices and to comply with regulatory requirements.

To find out more about City Activation in Marion and how Council might assist, we invite you to explore Marion's business pages and related links. For further enquiries, please contact us via email.

The City of Marion and partners run a variety of business events including workshops, seminars and networking functions throughout the year.

Find out about our upcoming events in our regularly updated Calendar of Events.

Would you like to feature your business event in our Calendar of Events? Contact us with your event details. 

Business Talk Newsletter

Business Talk is the City of Marion's dedicated business email newsletter providing you with a monthly snapshot of what is happening in your business community.

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