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Open for Business

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

Our team can connect your business to:

  • One-on-one business advice through the Southern Business Mentoring Program.
  • Places for business owners to meet, network upskill and thrive at key business hubs such as the Cove Business Hub and Coworking Incubator.
  • Urban renewal projects enhancing the vibrancy and liveability of local areas such as the Revitalisation of the Edwardstown Employment Precinct Project.
  • Business support services such as our business associations.
  • Services within Council including Planning and Building, Waste and recycling and food and event permits, and
  • Public art and placemaking initiatives that make our city memorable, stimulating, engaging and contributes to a sense of place.

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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 moved its School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics into a new six storey building, which was completed early in 2015. Targets for the development are some 6,300 jobs, over 2,000 students and 1,500 residents.

Business Events

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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.

Have an idea for a future workshop? Contact us with your ideas!

Open for Business Newsletter

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

View our recent editions or subscribe to future editions by joining our email list below.

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​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.