Edinburgh Parks sites get snapped up

In the last 2 years in Edinburgh Parks several businesses have taken up 19.8ha of industrial sites creating over 250  jobs.  With the current pace of sites being taken up and with more deals in the pipeline this is supporting a smooth transition away from automotive activity and creating alternate job opportunities for displaced workers in the auto-sector.  What we are seeing is good value buying where businesses are realising the established infrastructure in the area; strategic location near to business opportunities; and the high quality buildings the ex-automotive buildings offer. These advantages were recently be reported in the The Advertiser where businesses explain why they have made the move to Edinburgh Parks over other locations. Read here. 

The businesses that have made the Edinburgh Parks their home in last 2 years include:


  • Footerville
  • Mayfield Engineering
  • Dowell Windows
  • Tilling
  • Comfresh
  • Infuse Bottling Company

Some of the many reasons why business are seeing the value in Edinburgh Parks include:

  • $1 billion Northern Connector under construction which will reduce transport times further the advantages the area offers which will be further complimented by South Road upgrades. Completion expected 2019/20.
  • Proximity to major Defence Contractors, Defence Science and Technology Group and RAAF Base.
  • Large variety of freight companies and Distribution Centres such as Coles Distribution Centre based in Edinburgh Parks.
  • Growing Food Processing industry in Adelaide’s North.
  • The potential the area will be further boosted if successful with Australian Government’s $10 billion-plus LAND 400 – Land Combat Vehicle System program which will involve the delivery and sustainment of up to 467 infantry fighting vehicles to replace Army’s M113AS4 armoured personnel carrier fleets. This phase is worth about $10-15 billion in acquisition, plus more than three decades of sustainment. Sources http://www.defencesa.com/projects/land-combat-vehicle-system-program ; http://www.defencesa.com/media/audio-visual-resources/land-combat-system-precinct-flythrough

Salisbury Council actively supports businesses grow and expand in the area. For details of the support available and the latest business successes visit www.salisburybusiness.com.au

Northern Adelaide Economic Plan

At the Northern Economic Leaders event held at Mawson Lakes last week, the Minister for Manufacturing and innovation, The Hon Kyam Maher, announced the development of an economic plan for northern Adelaide.

According to Minister Maher, “The Northern Economic Plan will provide a roadmap for job creation, up-skilling workers, and diversifying the economy in Adelaide’s north.”

The plan is expected to outline a range of short, medium and longer term initiatives including industry diversification, small business capability development, utilising university research to create new opportunities, urban regeneration, infrastructure and workforce development.

The plan will cover the local government areas of Playford, Port Adelaide and Salisbury and is expected to be completed by the middle of 2015.

New Investment Prospectus Launched

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Pictured are Salisbury Council CEO John Harry, SA Minister Kyam Maher, Salisbury Mayor Gillian Aldridge and Leesa Vlahos MP.

Launched by Mayor Gillian Aldridge the City of Salisbury Investment Prospectus provides an exciting and compelling sense of opportunities and capacities for northern Adelaide businesses, developers, investors.

Backed by over forty businesses, it paints a compelling picture why Salisbury is such a great place to operate a business in.

What strikes readers is the range of competitive advantages in the City of Salisbury such as costs and efficiencies but what really shines through is the capabilities of local businesses like Osmoflo, BAE Systems, Liebherr, NewSat and UniSA. Likewise is great to see so many businesses openly sharing why they like doing business in Salisbury, this gives a sense of confidence that businesses see a strong and exciting future in the region.

The prospectus is being distributed widely and is available in English and Chinese and is supported by our comprehensive investment attraction support services.

The Investment Prospectus is part of the City of Salisbury’s long-standing efforts to attract investment, continue building northern Adelaide, and is part of our Makes Good Business Sense Campaign www.makesgoodbusinesssense.com.au.

Highlights from launch

Unnoticed investments paints a picture of optimism

There have been some great business successes over the past year.  Many of these have gone unnoticed as businesses have had their heads down doing great things.  These investments show a strong and active local economy with an exciting future. It provides evidence that northern Adelaide is well positioned to provide opportunity for business and to absorb the contraction of automotive manufacturing.

Development approvals have shot up almost 30 per cent in the northern suburbs last financial year with housing and several major projects contributing to $414.7 million in 2013/14, up $94.8 million on the previous year.

In 2013/14 alone did you know?

  • Liebherr’s $65million+ expansion manufacturing and maintenance facility at Para Hills West is underway on their 20ha site which is currently one of Adelaide’s largest private sector only investments. This will create 100 jobs.
  • Mayfield Industries  a leading engineering company which manufactures and commissions transportable switch rooms and switchboard solutions, expanded to a 2.6ha site at Edinburgh Parks.
  • Rand Refrigeration Logisticsopened their $35 million refrigeration logistics centre in Vicinity Industrial Base in Direk – the most successful take up a master planned estate in Adelaide in recent times.
  • The number of developments approved was up 11% to 4,222 in City of Salisbury and Playford.
  • A $65 million distribution centre planned for Salisbury South would be among the largest private developments in Salisbury Council. The plans lodged with council are for construction on the old Bridgestone site at Cross Keys Rd, Salisbury South.
  • Adelaide Produce Markets now distributes over 250,000 tonnes of produce worth $750 million annually.
  • Masters Hardware plans the rollout of a 13,000sq m store at Parafield Airport to be completed next year. This will create up to 200 retail jobs and 400 jobs during construction.
  • The renewable energy industry is creating jobs with Tindo Solar, Australia only solar panel manufacturer and  IXL Group  opening a new solar structure manufacturing plant in Salisbury South which will support over 50 employees.
  • NewSat Australia’s most advanced commercial satellite developer is undertaking expansion to double their Mawson Lakes teleport facility as part of joint initiative to with Lockheed Martin to launch a new satellite in late 2014 known as Jabiru-1.
  • $4 billion Marine Surveillance Project to be based at Edinburgh Parks. A part of this will include about $100 million for facilities and infrastructure in SA, plus another $20 million to support the Triton Drones.

See www.makesgoogbusinesssense.com.au for more investment successes.