• 110 (per year)
    Jobs created
  • $247 million

In 2010, the Government of South Australia purchased the former Mitsubishi Motors car manufacturing plant at Tonsley and set about delivering a new vision for the site that would see it become a sustainable economic base for future industries.

Manufacturing is recognised as an essential element in a resilient and prosperous South Australian economy. The redevelopment of Tonsley is providing the opportunity for the manufacturing industry in South Australia to adapt and better utilise its strengths, transitioning from traditional to high-value manufacturing.

Today, Tonsley is home to over 1,700 employees, 70% more than when Mitsubishi announced their closure, working across co-working spaces, smaller and larger tenancies under the Main Assembly Building (MAB), or larger allotments across the 61-hectare site. Businesses like Siemens Energy, Tesla, Micro-X, SAGE Automation, ZEISS, AZZO, Phoenix Contact and the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group’s Hydrogen Park SA now call Tonsley home. Add to that some 8,000 students going through the site each year within TAFE SA and Flinders University, and there is a lot of activity and innovation within the district.

This project is expected to support approximately 110 jobs per year over the life of the construction period.

Project timeline highlights:

  • Government purchase of site: 2010
  • Physical construction commenced: 2012
  • Capital works completion by Renewal SA: 2023
  • Continued private-sector investment and development of privately-purchased allotments to continue for several years following completion of capital works.
  • Estimated full completion date: late 2020s.

This project is jointly funded by the South Australian Government and privately.

Project start:
Expected completion:
Late 2020s
Current status:
Under construction

More information

6 MAB Eastern Promenade, Tonsley SA 5042
https://tonsley.com.au Visit website