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#106 Post by Nort » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:54 am

AlmostAtNothing wrote:WAKE UP! MITSUBISHI AND MONROE MOVED YEARS AGO!!! They are making electric rail, turning the place into an interchange and turning Mitsubishi into a TAFE. :applause:
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Also, we'll see what happens with the rail/interchange thing, not looking too promising right now.

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#107 Post by Aidan » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:00 pm

If Monroe's moved out, who's using their building now? It doesn't look disused and it's certainly not part of the Tonsley Park redevelopment.
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#108 Post by PeFe » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:13 am

From News.com.au
Four new companies to set up at former Mitsubishi site in Tonsley

FOUR new companies will set up shop at the former Mitsubishi site in Tonsley and plan to build products including solar and medical items.

Premier Jay Weatherill today announced the plans, which he says include more than $10 million of investment.

The Tonsley site was purchased by the government in 2010 as the site of a future “clean tech hub”. Before today, the major tenants were a new super TAFE, Flinders University and Siemens technology.

Basetec Services, which builds pipelines, plans to spend $9 million on new facilities at the site. The State Government will provide $1.5 million.

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An artist’s impression of the former Mitsubishi site as a green industries hub

Signostics Limited is currently based in Thebarton and makes medical devices. It will relocate to Tonsley.

Zen Industries will relocate its head office, research and development, manufacturing and warehousing functions from Norwood and Woodville to Tonsley.

MAN Diesel and Turbo has signed a memorandum of understanding as the first step to setting up a centre of excellence at Tonsley focused on hybrid power technology.

Mr Weatherill said closely locating industry and education facilities helped spark innovation.

“This is what the future if manufacturing in South Australia will look like — high-tech companies that are globally competitive and working closely with research and training organisations,” he said today.

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#109 Post by Will » Thu May 08, 2014 10:30 pm

From the Advertiser:
Tonsley developer bullish for SA


THE firm charged with developing around 1000 homes at the former Mitsubishi site at Tonsley expects to unveil a masterplan for the residential and mixed-use project by the end of the year.

Canberra-based CIC Australia was awarded the right to develop the 11ha site in February, and has already kicked off planning for a mix of housing, retail and commercial buildings in the north-western corner of the 61ha Tonsley site.

CIC chief executive Col Alexander said the timing of the Tonsley project fitted in with the company’s plans in South Australia.

“We originally got involved in Adelaide at Aldinga and that’s finished and Lightsview is well and truly underway,” he said.

“The Tonsley opportunity came up and it’s our way of continuing to establish a foothold in Adelaide - Lightsview’s not going to go on forever.”

“By the end of the year a masterplan will be ready to go and we’ll be really into the planning phase in 2015.”

“We’ll do some serious financial modelling and that will take in the range of various options and feasibilities and how the project will work financially.”

CIC entered the South Australian property market ten years ago with the $60 million, 719-home

Sunday at Aldinga Beach development.

That was followed by the company’s highly awarded Lightsview joint venture with Renewal SA - a project comprising more than 2000 homes northeast of the city.

Following last year’s takeover by fellow residential developer Peet, CIC is cashed up and actively pursuing growth opportunities, with South Australia well and truly on the radar according to Mr Alexander.

He and his fellow board members have spent the last two days with Peet representatives, visiting potential development sites across Adelaide.

“We’re open for business and we’re already looking at other opportunities in Adelaide,” he said.

“The resi space is where we really have been over the years - only in Canberra we’ve done three or four high rise apartments and we would certainly entertain that in Adelaide.”

“We’re already looking at apartment opportunities at Lightsview - up to four storeys.”

CIC has around 25 full-time staff in Adelaide and its South Australian office led the company’s foray into the Northern Territory market where it is developing more than 1500 homes.

“Over the past 10 years we estimate that we’ve directly invested more than $72 million in South Australia and helped create hundreds of local jobs through the planning, design and construction of homes and new residential communities,” Mr Alexander said.

“Our South Australian office has also spearheaded our growing NT operations, which CIC continues to heavily invest in as part of our growing national presence.”

“We are committed to growing our presence in South Australia, which we have identified as a major growth region.”

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#110 Post by notmichaeljfox » Sun May 25, 2014 2:21 am

Sorry, I meant to post this last week:
http://indaily.com.au/flinders-news/201 ... bang-time/

Flinders’ Tonsley building ‘tops out’ on time
Grant Smyth, Flinders University | 16 May 2014
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A “topping out” ceremony has taken place at Flinders University’s new $120 million building at Tonsley, which remains on track to open in January 2015.

Flinders University Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Barber was at the ceremony and took a tour of the $120 million, six-storey building with the project team tasked with delivering the project.

He said it would be a remarkable site for experiential learning, social innovation and inspiration.

Flinders University’s computer science, engineering and mathematics programs will be focused at Tonsley – as well as many of its business outreach operations.

The new building, which will cater for 150 staff and 2,000 students, will also include a 2,000-square-metre pod housing workshops and laboratories focusing on courses and research programs in civil, mechanical and maritime engineering.

“Flinders at Tonsley will be a place where students interact with business, and where business interacts with researchers in areas of engineering, medical devices and nanoscale technologies to make the new products and processes of the 21st century,” Professor Barber said.

The next stage of construction at Tonsley will focus on the internal fit-out to create two state-of-the-art lecture theatres, complemented by collaborative teaching spaces and 28 specialised laboratories for research and teaching purposes.

You can find more information about Flinders at Tonsley and take a virtual tour at http://www.flinders.edu.au/tonsley/.
Flinders will be building other buildings there, but nothing concrete has been announced yet. I've heard a couple of stories about what will be built next, but I have no idea if they are fact of fiction.

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#111 Post by Will » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:49 pm

From the Advertiser:
Flinders Uni says scope for two more buildings at Tonsley

This story was published: 21 hours ago July 29, 2014 12:30AM


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Flinders Uni project communications officer Michelle Bini with senior vice-president Shane McGregor outside the new building at Tonsley. Pic: Roy VanDerVegt. Source: News Limited



FLINDERS University has flagged the construction of two more buildings within the Tonsley redevelopment over the medium to long term as its $120 million investment begins to take shape.

However, a 24/7 activation of the former Mitsubishi Motors manufacturing site, including through mixed-use residential development, is critical to the long-term vision of the university, its vice-president Shane McGregor said.

Flinders University’s to-date investment at the Tonsley site is its largest single capital outlay since it opened in 1966 and is key to doubling the size of its School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, which has been growing at 80 per cent in the past three years.

“The Tonsley siting allows us the capability and spaces we are going to need to partner with industry while we are growing the size of our school,” Mr McGregor recently told an American Chamber of Commerce SA forum on future-proofing South Australia’s industries.

“We’ll have about 2000 students and 150 staff there.

“Our real aim is for innovation and collaboration with various industry partners at the site so we can partner on producing the graduates industry needs.

“We are also leasing a pod there for our heavy equipment, so we can share some of that equipment with business.”

Mr McGregor reiterated Flinders’ New Venture Institute, Medical Device Research Institute, Flinders Partners, Southern Knowledge Transfer Partnership, and Centre for Nanoscale Science and Technology will also be based at Tonsley.

“All the parts of the Uni aimed at enterpreneurship or innovation will be located at the site.”

The six-storey building, about 16,000 sq m, sits on the edge of a planned town square on the site, and will be the second-highest in the sourthern suburbs, just after Westfield at Marion when it’s completed ahead of its opening in January next year.

“It’s quite a large presence there. It’s about transforming our business.

“The sort of vision of the state government is to have education anchors there, have pulse for innovation for SMEs to come in and having R&D aligned with industry.”

The 61-hectare Tonsley site is being redeveloped in three stages with medium to high density housing making up nearly one third of the redevelopment.

A number of SMEs, including Signostics, are moving into the precinct, a new TAFE campus has been completed and the Flinders University building and a town square is under construction.

“Success for us is working closely more and more with industry, getting placements for our graduates, producing the right kind of graduates.

“Mixed use residential and wider activation of the site is going to be important, important to get certain economies of scale and size there.

“Sadly, it’s a 10-20 year vision for the site but it’s important that people buy into it.

SA Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) director Michael O’Neil, who was also speaking at the event, said the redevelopment of the site was the sort of infrastructure South Australia needed to invest in.

“These physical networks are really important.

“Infrastructure that lasts for long time and brings people and small companies is important and it might be one of the options for the northern suburbs too,” Mr O’Neil said.

He said it was difficult to future-proof economies, which were constantly changing worldwide.

”You have to expose it (SA economy) to the winds of change. Can we take our economy and ratchet it up?

“We can, if we can ratchet up our education and quality of our human capital.”

Mr O’Neil said manufacturing in South Australia in the last 28 years (1985-2013) had lost 29,000 jobs.

“Enough to make anyone pessimistic, but you look at five other sectors of construction, retail professional and scientific, public administration and education, each of those increased by 29,000. Health and community services increased by 58,000 jobs.”

“We need to acknowledge as a community that the low-wage, sort of multi-labour, assembly type jobs... have gone to other economies.”

“We have to upgrade our whole education system, focus on innovation, commercialisation... that’s where South Australia can position itself.

“It’s not all doom and gloom.

“Clearly the focus is first of all assistance to displaced workers (of GM Holden).

“Government should assist companies, not by grants, but putting up some contestible funding in place, assist companies to commercialise, to help come up with a plan, think about the future, be farsighted.”

Mr O’Neil said networks like those likely to be created at Tonsley would enable companies and people to come together and share ideas.

Productivity of the public workforce and boosting the potential of agribusiness to tap into ASEAN demands were things the state government needed to strongly focus on, he said.

“Our agriculture sector is a gem and we need to be much more strongly supportive of it to do this.

“Overall I think South Australia still needs to talk about a culture of excellence, a culture of meritocracy.”

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#112 Post by Patrick_27 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:16 pm

It's' a wonder they didn't build a 21st Century replacement for Flinders Medical Centre at Tonsley, whilst allocating land for potentially for a relacement Flinders University campus on the site also. The land where the Flinders Medical Centre sits seems more ideal for housing, with established parks surrounding and it being set-back from Main South Road; and like with the new RAH, perhaps a complete fresh start for Flinders Medical Centre is what is required to have all medical departments on the same par (in terms of standard) with each-other? Not to mention it would place the facility next to the Tonsley Line, requiring no extension to the line. Just some food for thought, too late now for serious consideration.

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#113 Post by Will » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:24 pm

Patrick_27 wrote:It's' a wonder they didn't build a 21st Century replacement for Flinders Medical Centre at Tonsley, whilst allocating land for potentially for a relacement Flinders University campus on the site also. The land where the Flinders Medical Centre sits seems more ideal for housing, with established parks surrounding and it being set-back from Main South Road; and like with the new RAH, perhaps a complete fresh start for Flinders Medical Centre is what is required to have all medical departments on the same par (in terms of standard) with each-other? Not to mention it would place the facility next to the Tonsley Line, requiring no extension to the line. Just some food for thought, too late now for serious consideration.
If the state was overflowing with money, such an idea may be worthy of consideration, but alas we are not. FMC itself was 'only' built in the 70s and has received multiple improvements over the decades. Indeed, some wards at FMC are of the same standard as any more modern facility. Thus, FMC as it stands is more than sufficient for our needs now and well into the next few decades.

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#114 Post by Aidan » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:07 pm

Patrick_27 wrote:It's' a wonder they didn't build a 21st Century replacement for Flinders Medical Centre at Tonsley, whilst allocating land for potentially for a relacement Flinders University campus on the site also. The land where the Flinders Medical Centre sits seems more ideal for housing, with established parks surrounding and it being set-back from Main South Road; and like with the new RAH, perhaps a complete fresh start for Flinders Medical Centre is what is required to have all medical departments on the same par (in terms of standard) with each-other? Not to mention it would place the facility next to the Tonsley Line, requiring no extension to the line. Just some food for thought, too late now for serious consideration.
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#115 Post by Will » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:48 pm

The tower crane for the new Flinders Uni building at Tonsley has been taken down.

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#116 Post by MessiahAndrw » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:59 pm

Just before I was being told there's high office vacancy in the CBD . Why do we need more office space out here when a business could open in the centre of the city?
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#117 Post by PeFe » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:28 pm

From Renew Economy
Adelaide-based solar energy and energy storage company ZEN Energy Systems says it has won a $200,000 state government grant to set up an energy storage research and development facility at Sustainable Industries Education Centre at Tonsley.

ZEN, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, relocated to Tonsley in July, where it has set up a manufacturing hub.

ZEN Chief Executive Officer Richard Turner said the energy industry was going through a revolution and energy storage was right in the driver’s seat.

“Our energy storage system represents the leading edge of technology development in the industry globally and we’re doing it here in South Australia,” said Mr Turner.

“We are at the forefront of technology to create renewable energy solutions and change the way residential and business consumers capture solar energy.

ZEN says its Freedom Powerbank allows consumers the opportunity to switch off their dependence on the electricity grid and generate all their own power. It has the capability to store energy generated by solar and wind power or capture off peak power for later use.

“We aim to make South Australia a world leader in energy storage systems,” Turner said.


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#118 Post by Wayno » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:46 pm

http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/origin- ... rray-78459
Origin Energy to build Australia’s biggest rooftop solar array

Origin Energy and Zen Energy Systems are to build a 3MW solar system on the rooftop of the old Mitsubishi factory in Tonsley, Adelaide, in what will be the largest rooftop solar array in the country.

The awarding of the contracts was announced by the South Australian government this week. The intention to build the array was first announced late last year.

Origin Energy will own the rooftop array and sell the output to the tenants of the Tonsley high tech centre (artists impression to the right), under a power purchase agreement that it is looking at replicating elsewhere in the country.

Indeed, Origin Energy managing director Grant King says the company is “changing its view” on electricity markets, and is particularly interested in the economics of utility-scale solar in Australia.

“We are working hard to understand economics of utility scale solar in Australia,” King told an analysts briefing.

Origin has also revealed it has bought a 40 per cent stake in the 69MW Javiera solar project in Chile (pictured right), which is being built by SunEdison in the Atacama desert, without subsidies, and will supply electricity mainly the nearby Los Pelambres copper project.

Origin Energy says this will also help it understand the economics of large-scale solar – both in international markets, and in Australia.

Zen – a tenant in the Tonsley complex – has been awarded the installation and maintenance contract.

“It’s a great job to get to ramp up our capacity and profile with a number of multi-megawatt jobs in the pipeline currently evolving for ZEN around Australia,” managing director Richard Turner said.

South Australia Innovation Minister Kyam Maher said the tender for the 3MW solar project had attracted a huge response from tenderers.

“Tonsley is fast gaining a reputation as an innovation precinct with a focus on sustainability and urban renewal, so it’s not surprising that a project of this size has attracted significant interest,” he said.

Climate Change Minister Ian Hunter said the project would add to South Australia’s credentials as a national leader in renewable energy.

Hunter noted that South Australia has 41 per cent of the nation’s operating wind farm capacity and one in four households have rooftop solar panels.

“If South Australia was a nation, we would rank second only to Denmark as the world leader in terms of installed wind power on a per capita basis,” he said.

Origin’s head of energy markets, Frank Calabria, said the company was delighted to be named preferred partner for the innovative Tonsley project, which will see Origin build, own, and retail the electricity generated by the 3MW solar array.

“We are excited about this project, which will be the largest rooftop solar array Origin has installed, as it builds on our solar leadership and demonstrates our renewed focus on our solar business.
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#119 Post by Vee » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:28 pm

The new, world class $5 million Siemens maintenance & repair facility at the new high tech manufacturing and education hub at Tonsley was officially opened today. This was also an opportunity to make a case to build the next gen submarines in Adelaide.

And Cadell Evans was on hand to promote clean, renewable energy wind turbines/farms and led a number of cyclists on a bike ride following the opening.

Siemens open maintenance repair facility at Tonsley, urge Federal Government to build submarines in SA
The next generation of submarines should be built in South Australia, and if a German bid for the project is successful Siemens will expand its Adelaide operations, the technology giant has said.

Siemens today opened a $5 million maintenance and repair facility at Tonsley for oil and gas industry equipment and wind turbines. The site used to be home to the Chrysler and Mitsubishi plant, which Siemens chief executive Jeff Connolly said symbolises the economic change in South Australia from manufacturing to high tech.

"We thought it was actually a good opportunity for a collaboration centre and there were a lot of people running around at the time saying manufacturing was dead in South Australia, we don't see it that way," Mr Connolly said.

"We think actually the manufacturing is certainly changing its face. We think these sorts of collaboration centres is where you build technologies, where you build know-how."

Siemens supplies submarine systems and technologies to ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems.
The shipbuilder has already stated it would buy ASC and expand the Adelaide-based operations if it was the successful bidder.

Mr Connolly said it would make sense for the next generation of submarines to be built in South Australia.

"They [Germans] have a white paper, if you like, called industry 4.0 talking about the future of manufacturing, the fourth industrial revolution and that white paper actually calls for flagship projects to be used to up-skill the nation when it comes to new forms of manufacturing," he said.

"New supply chains, new engineering tools and I think South Australia can easily, through that sort of project get on those tools, learn how to collaborate internationally and actually use those skills for other projects beyond the simple project like a submarine project.

"The German bid has certainly said that they want to build the submarines here in South Australia and a lot of what we're talking about is connecting the technologies in the German submarines to the supply chains that exist locally in Australia."

Mr Connolly said if the German bid did go ahead, the potential number of jobs created in South Australia would be more than that forecast by the Federal Government.

"I think there's been some nice work done here about the multiplier affect of jobs, so there's direct employment in the workforce of course to construct down at Techport, but then there's all the multiplier effects coming down the line," he said.
"That piece of work the universities have done some calculations on and let's just simply say, it's much, much more than has been said federally about the potential jobs in SA."
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#120 Post by [Shuz] » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:10 am

Just slightly off topic, when do we find out about who wins the submarines contract? I'm hoping ThysenKrupp gets the contract as well (partial German bias here). :P
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