While automotive manufacturing at GM Holden will end in 2017, there is a positive future ahead for the northern region.
With seven businesses taking up more than 19.8 hectares and creating approximately 250 jobs in Edinburgh Parks in the last two years, many businesses are realising the great value industrial property represents at Edinburgh Parks. This is supporting a smooth transition away from automotive activity. The recent purchases of several ex-automotive sites prove to be a gateway to future industrial development which will endeavour to bring in jobs and sustainably transform the regionâ€™s industrial base over the long term.
The businesses who have made Edinburgh Parks their home in the last two years include:
- Mayfield Engineering
- Dowell Windows
- Infuse Bottling Company
There two other sites that are currently under negotiation with many more deals in the pipeline.
â€œWhat we are seeing is good value buying where businesses are realising the established infrastructure area of Edinburgh Parks,â€ said Mayor Gillian Aldridge. â€œRecent developments and project announcements across Northern Adelaide are encouraging signs for the ongoing economic transformation of the regionâ€.
According to Businesses, there are a number of benefits businesses are seeing:
- Major transport and infrastructure upgrades are bringing new and improved access to Edinburgh Parks including the $1 billion
- Northern Connector and South Road upgrades.
- Access to labour where northern Adelaide has South Australianâ€™s fastest growing population
- Proximity to major Defence Contractors, Defence Science and Technology Group and RAAF Base
- Neighbouring freight companies and distribution centres such as Coles Distribution Centre based in Edinburgh Parks
To find the right site in Edinburgh Parks our Economic Development Team is here to offer investors and businesses free and confidential services to help you find the right site to grow and expand your business.
Call us on (08) 8260 8205 to find out how we can help