About The Project

The Tonsley Innovation District is a Renewal SA project, created at the premises of the former Mitsubishi car manufacturing plant in Adelaide’s southern suburbs. It is Australia’s first innovation district, combining over thirty businesses and start-ups, leading-edge research and education institutions such as Flinders University and TAFE SA, as well as a residential precinct to provide a high quality, people-focused and knowledge-driven environment.

As part of a fifty year Development Agreement (DA) with Renewal SA, Enwave Australia (through its subsidiaries) will be the primary utility provider for electricity, natural gas, thermal energy (hot and chilled water) and recycled water. See our supply page for connection and distribution information here.

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In 2015, Tonsley became the first Urban Renewal project in Australia to be awarded a 6 Star Green Star accreditation rated by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) demonstrating a strong commitment to greenhouse gas emission reduction and peak energy management.

Utility Services

Multiple utility services will be provided across the site which are owned, operated and maintained by Enwave Australia’s subsidiaries. See the Enwave Tonsley site for more information.

Embedded Electrical Network
A registered embedded electrical network will service the entire site. All electrical customers will connect to the Embedded Network. Whole of precinct consolidation with load diversity allows for a more efficient network leading to cost savings and improved network reliability.

Natural Gas Network
A natural gas distribution network will service the residential community providing affordable and reliable gas supply.

Non-Drinking Water
Non-Drinking water will be provided for ‘non-drinking’ water purposes and available for both the residential community and the commercial businesses. This will result in lower water costs and increased environmental sustainability. Typical uses include: toilet flushing, laundry washing, irrigation, industrial water purposes.

Solar Power
At least 30% of all energy consumed onsite will be generated from a roof top Solar Photovoltaic System mounted on the roof of the MAB. An energy management system including battery storage will allow for a reduction in the carbon footprint and lower energy costs.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the project or would like to discuss further, please call or email
us and we will be happy to assist.

Enwave Australia Head Office
Level 13, 15 Blue Street, North Sydney NSW 2060

Enwave Tonsley Site Office
MAB Tenancy D18b, Tonsley Innovation District, 1284 South Road, Clovelly Park SA 5042

Phone Numbers
Emergencies & Faults: 1800 413 613
Electricity Enquiries (WINconnect): 1300 057 405
Gas, Non-Drinking Water, and General Enquiries: 1800 950 950

Go to the Distribution and Connection site here