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Edinburgh Parks sites get snapped up

Edinburgh Parks

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 region’s industrial base over the long term.

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 who have made Edinburgh Parks their home in the last two years include:

  • Footersville
  • YourDC
  • Mayfield Engineering
  • Dowell Windows
  • Tilling
  • Comfresh
  • Infuse Bottling Company

There two other sites that are currently under negotiation with many more deals in the pipeline.

“What we are seeing is good value buying where businesses are realising the established infrastructure area of Edinburgh Parks,” said Mayor Gillian Aldridge. “Recent developments and project announcements across Northern Adelaide are encouraging signs for the ongoing economic transformation of the region”.

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 Australian’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

Eight Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft to be based at RAAF Base Edinburgh.

Boeing P-8A Poseidon-Maritime surveillance aircraft-RAAF base Edinburgh

At a cost of $4 billion eight Boeing P-8A Poseidons will replace the AP-3C Orions to provide maritime surveillance to over 2.5 million square kilometres of ocean.

These aircraft will be based in the RAAF Base Edinburgh and will begin to be delivered in to be operational by 2017 and to be fully operation by 2021.

Part of the investment will be building new facilities at Edinburgh and maintenance support. This will provide added strength to the local defence sector and their capacities.

For more details see the coverage in AdelaideNow.

For other major investments in the region click here.

NBN investment takes effect

The investment roll on effect of being one of the first NBN rollout sites is already having it benefits.

Last year Modbury was announced as an early rollout site with approximately 8,900 premises to begin being connected toward the end of 2012.

As part of the latest stage NBN Co. as invested in a 20 year lease of a 6,500m2 industrial site at Green Fields in Adelaide’s north, with a plan to be operating by the end of the year. The three year roll out plan was announced in March 2012 and covers an extensive area of Northern Adelaide. This includes a broad range of suburbs in the areas of Pooraka, Edinburgh and Elizabeth. For information about the NBN including the rollout maps.

The benefits of high-speed broadband are expect to be far-ranging, as technology is rapidly changing how we do business: how we trade, communicate, learn and care for each other and the NBN roll-out will be a significant stimulator of investment in the region.