Revitalisation of the Edwardstown Employment Precinct - Project

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Edwardstown

Project Background

The Edwardstown Employment Precinct is the economic engine room of the City of Marion economy.  It is host to over 4,500 jobs, over 1,800 businesses and provides $1bn into our economy.

Project Objectives:

  • Enhance vibrancy and liveability of the area for local people
  • Foster local commercial activity and business prosperity
  • Raise the profile of the City as a business and visitor destination
  • Improve visual and aesthetic appeal of the built environment
  • Present increasing employment opportunities for all local residents
  • Promote environmental responsibility through low-carbon initiatives and sustainable business practices
  • Promote environmental and social benefits through encouraging local jobs for local people and minimising impact on transport infrastructure
  • Generate financial benefit and reinvestment by the City for community projects and enhancement of services
  • Support economic recovery
  • Improve access to competitively priced goods and services

The 2021-2022 12-month action plan will commence in July 2021.

Highlights include:

  • Greening of Edwardstown Part One to plant 175+ trees completed
  • Established the business community meetings/ steering committee
  • Business upskilling and networking program delivered
  • Five case studies of businesses in Woodlands Terrace to promote energy efficiencies
  • Economic Activation Plan
  • Tonsley and Edwardstown Value Proposition and Capability mapping
  • Creating the Edwardstown Brand
  • Celebrating businesses for service to the area
  • Greening of Edwardstown Part Two to plant a further 150 trees commenced
  • Stobie pole art installation

If you have any questions or wish to speak to someone about the project please contact Donna or Kate via email.


Project Background

The Edwardstown Employment Precinct is the economic engine room of the City of Marion economy.  It is host to over 4,500 jobs, over 1,800 businesses and provides $1bn into our economy.

Project Objectives:

  • Enhance vibrancy and liveability of the area for local people
  • Foster local commercial activity and business prosperity
  • Raise the profile of the City as a business and visitor destination
  • Improve visual and aesthetic appeal of the built environment
  • Present increasing employment opportunities for all local residents
  • Promote environmental responsibility through low-carbon initiatives and sustainable business practices
  • Promote environmental and social benefits through encouraging local jobs for local people and minimising impact on transport infrastructure
  • Generate financial benefit and reinvestment by the City for community projects and enhancement of services
  • Support economic recovery
  • Improve access to competitively priced goods and services

The 2021-2022 12-month action plan will commence in July 2021.

Highlights include:

  • Greening of Edwardstown Part One to plant 175+ trees completed
  • Established the business community meetings/ steering committee
  • Business upskilling and networking program delivered
  • Five case studies of businesses in Woodlands Terrace to promote energy efficiencies
  • Economic Activation Plan
  • Tonsley and Edwardstown Value Proposition and Capability mapping
  • Creating the Edwardstown Brand
  • Celebrating businesses for service to the area
  • Greening of Edwardstown Part Two to plant a further 150 trees commenced
  • Stobie pole art installation

If you have any questions or wish to speak to someone about the project please contact Donna or Kate via email.


  • Bradley Trade Services, multi-trade and family owned

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    Matt Bradley founded Bradley Painting over 20 years ago, working initially on domestic and private works. The business quickly gained a reputation for high quality works and service, this resulted in multiple clients returning for additional and repeat business. Matt's son Chris joined the business over 17 years ago, the business has since gone from strength to strength taking on clients from all sectors of the market, government, facility, real estate, strata works, commercial, and many more.

    Bradley Trade Services is a multi-trade family owned and operated local Adelaide business, offering a complete property maintenance solution to residential and commercial customers. They have created a one-stop solution for trades that you can rely on. We aim to simplify home and business projects without additional costs, removing the hassle of dealing with and coordinating multiple suppliers.

    Our in-house professional team can handle all your home renovating, pre-home sales service, maintenance and repair needs, from one-off jobs to larger integrated projects. We manage the entire process to provide clients with a seamless experience and the surety of knowing that all our teams are fully accredited in their field of expertise, will arrive on time, be knowledgeable and helpful, and that the job will be done to the highest standard.

  • The new Heating and Cooling Faces in Edwardstown

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    Mark Simmonds started Simmonds Heating and Cooling 13 years ago shortly after completing trade school. Starting on his own, out of his mum's shed, Mark has grown the business and is now employing over 30 staff and recently won the HVACR Contractor of the Year in 2019. With a strong value on investing in the future of their workforce Simmonds Heating and Cooling currently employ 9 apprentices helping them to build the capacity of the next generation. Mark's first apprentice is still with the business today, 13 years on.

    Today, Mark is the Managing Director, overseeing the residential sales and commercial team. His wife, Sarah manages the office and service team and together they successfully operate their family-owned business and continue to have a family focus. Until recently they operated out of the beachside suburb of Somerton Park, which they called home for over 10 years. They have just recently purchased and renovated their own warehouse in Edwardstown on South Road, with the help of their family to get it up and running, opening their doors in May 2021. The new space includes a showroom, office space and a workshop facility.

    Even though their business is continuing to grow their values and connections with customers has not changed. You will often see Mark up on the roof installing with the boys, quoting and being hands-on with both the team and the customers. During the summer months, even Sarah gets out in the van to support Mark with service calls.

  • Discover what Oilpath has been developing for almost 45 years

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    Oilpath has proudly been established in Edwardstown for almost 45 years developing ‘the brains’ of hydraulic systems for many industry sectors. Engineering is deep seeded in Oilpath’s history and stems back to the 1970’s when they pioneered control valve manufacture in Australia providing a 100% locally made product which soon became, and still is, the benchmark in the transport industry. They have since developed intelligent customised CAD & CAM Software systems to accelerate their “design-to-market” ethos and have invested heavily in CNC Automatic machines and robotics to feed their continued growth.

    The Oilpath name is synonymous with manifold and directional control valve design in both the Agricultural and the Transport industry but they also serve Mining, Defence, Shipping and the specialist Mobile Crane markets. In fact, Oilpath has recently developed and produced a number of very large complex manifold solutions for the Shipping and Defence Industry, gaining valuable experience, which has enabled the company to take the next step in becoming a truly recognised advanced manufacturer making them very relevant in the Defence Industry.


    Today, they continue to be proudly Australian owned and operated out of their Edwardstown factory, employing almost 40 people in the local community with an emphasis on lifelong learning, employee wellbeing and flexibility. They have a vast understanding of the national and global market and have a concrete strategy in place to continue to provide a world-class service with a local feel for many years to come.

  • Multi Slide Industries, renowned for its contribution to the Australia car industry

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    Multi Slide Industries is celebrating over 35 years of manufacturing components and products from wire and strip and is one of Australia's leading wire and strip forming companies with one of the largest ranges of forming machines in the Southern Hemisphere. The success of the company has been largely due to keeping up with changing manufacturing methods and investing in the latest technologies.

    Operating two shifts, Multi Slide Industries is renowned for its contributions to the Australian car industry. Making the rear wire seat frames for all Holden Cruze and Commodore models made in Australia. As well as the wire spring torsion bars and exhaust brackets for Mitsubishi and Toyota cars.

    They operate Australia's largest range of automated computer numerical control (CNC) machines used to form wire products with strip forming equipment utilising bending technology. Their machines are capable of forming a wide range of materials while producing a quality high-end product, repeatedly and consistently.

    Multi Slide Industries have two factories based in Edwardstown and process over 2000 tonnes of wire each year, manufacturing products for all major industry segments. From automotive to white goods to mining, agriculture and retail, their products are everywhere

    Their product range includes roof tile clips and gutter brackets, mining industry safety clips and support rods, wire-based frames for seats and tables for the furniture industry and cheese racks and other wire-based items for the food industry, just to name a few.

    They also manufacture vine trainers for the wine industry allowing new shoots from grapevines to attach themselves to the wire, training the vine to grow up the post. These stakes reduce the time of installation by two thirds over the traditional twine used, a significant productivity gain, do not break in high wind, are friendlier on contractor’s backs supporting WH&S, maintain shape and are reusable.

    Today Multi Slide Industries is a local South Australian success story operating in a niche manufacturing market at a time when many manufacturers are either no longer operating or going overseas. Most households in Australia are likely to have something in their home that was made at the Multi Slide Industries factory in Edwardstown. Do you?

  • SEAPA & Garon Plastic's Oyster Farming Innovation

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    Garon Plastics is based in a 1,500 square metre property in the Edwardstown industrial area and specialises in custom injection moulding, tool manufacturing, 3D printing and product development. The innovation specialists manufacture their sister company SEAPA’s innovative oyster baskets and accessories through Garon’s state-of-the-art injection moulding facility. The oyster baskets enable the growth of high-quality half-shell oysters all around the world since 1998. The basket and specialised clip designs maximise wave movement to gently rock the oysters inside each basket to consistently harden and shape shells promoting strong abductor muscles for longer shelf life.

    Together, SEAPA and Garon Plastics employ more than 30 staff at their Edwardstown locations. SEAPA's Edwardstown based headquarters is where they manage their owned and operated entities in Europe, Japan and North America. They also export to Asia, Europe and North America.

    SEAPA and Garon Plastics continue to collaborate through their innovations, developing world-leading products and IP and continue to invest in state-of-the-art equipment. The team at Edwardstown encourage other progressive companies to make contact and see how they can assist to bring ideas to reality utilising their design, tooling manufacturing, and distribution network.

    Visit SEAPA and Garon Plastics to find out more.

  • Transformations through metal restorations at Delway Brass

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    Delway Brass is a proud South Australian, family-owned business. Established in Edwardstown in 1987 by a husband and wife, today Delway Brass is managed by the founder’s daughter and son-in-law.

    Delway Brass first started manufacturing a proprietary range of bathroom fittings and fire screens. While the business started as a brass manufacturer it did not stop there. To ensure all fabrication processes and finishes could be produced in-house and to secure complete control of the finished product the business grew to accommodate a range of departments.

    Today the business consists of steel and brass fabrication, a metal polishing shop, a powder coating division and an electroplating plant. With Delway having over 33 years of experience as a manufacturer and metal finisher the focus today is very much on the restoration and finishing of metals.

    CEO Lisa Weidenhofer has transformed the business from being solely a manufacturer to the service provider they are today. Utilising the existing capabilities and by changing the focus of the business Lisa has ensured the business’ longevity in the Edwardstown area. Lisa says “The variety of jobs we undertake and the transformations we achieve is very rewarding work. Our staff get great satisfaction out of taking something that looks like it belongs on the scrap heap and making it look new again.”

    You can follow Delway on Facebook to keep up with their latest rejuvenation projects or visit their website www.delway.com.au and be inspired for your next market place find or restoration project.

  • Caddle Crash Repairs - One of the largest crash repair workshops in SA

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    Barry Caddle started his business over 40 years ago on his return from Vietnam and completing his National Service in 1971. His former panel beating job was not available, so he commenced detailing vehicles for a company whilst renting a shed in the Edwardstown area and repairing vehicles. Not long after he moved into a three-car garage, still in the area, and started his own business with the aim of becoming one of the best repairers in South Australia.

    Today, Caddle Crash Repairs has been in business for almost 50 years and has more than 25 employees. It is now one of the largest and most up to date crash repair workshops in South Australia repairing up to 50 cars per week. Sons, Brenton and Michael who both commenced in the business as apprentices before transitioning into management are working hard to keep the business up to the highest standard in service and technology.

    Caddle Crash Repairs was one of seven businesses to be acknowledged by Council for the contribution to local job creation and to the Edwardstown economy.

  • Ten22 - One of the hidden gems of Edwardstown

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    TEN22 truly is a hidden gem in an industrial and trendy neighbourhood with so many surprises to be found inside!

    TEN22 Boutique have converted a traditional industrial warehouse into a stylish event space that is perfect for those who want a contemporary alternative to the customary event space. The restored space has retained a link to its past as a wrought iron manufacturing site, with the original front iron gates still very much admired. The space is both industrial and rustic with styled elements throughout. An Italian vintage chandelier, rustic Argentinian doors and polished concrete floors, together with palette installations, hanging foliage and festoon lighting.

    TEN22 is a family owned and operated business that was founded in 2014. Husband and wife duo, Nat and Dave Lands, saw a need in the Adelaide market for an industrial, urban event space that was closely situated to all the best photo spots that Adelaide has to offer! Edwardstown was the perfect location.


  • Fully Promoted Celebrates One Year in Edwardstown

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    Fully Promoted Embroidme Edwardstown is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all business identity and promotional needs. Based in Edwardstown, Fully Promoted work with a diverse range of businesses both locally and across Australia. They supply a complete range of services, including embroidery and printing as well as uniforms, team wear, signage, floor mats, promotional items, and giftware. Fully Promoted Edwardstown can also assist businesses with website creation, social media marketing, and advertising platform assistance. Their skilled staff can assist in creating graphics and can provide unique tailored advice to their clients on the best options available and assist them to achieve a professional look.

    “Great presence makes great advertising and increased customer exposure!”

    Fully Promoted Edwardstown is available to assist local Edwardstown businesses as they reopen, rebuild, and grow post-COVID-19 closures.

    Fully Promoted Edwardstown recently announced their first birthday milestone and have appreciated all the local support from the Edwardstown business community and surrounding suburbs.

    To sample their apparel or promotional range, they are located at 974 South Road Edwardstown or visit fullypromoted.com.au/stores/edwardstown.

  • Spare parts business drives recycling

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    A business in Edwardstown is leading the recycling drive by packaging products using wooden pallets, newspapers, and cardboard discarded from neighbouring companies.

    VDL Adelaide Spare Parts Store dismantles wrecked vehicles, salvaging everything from seats, engines, bumpers, electronics, gear sticks, and dials before selling them online. Owner Paul Vine is also on a mission to convert the remnants of a 1955 Volkswagen Kombi into an electric vehicle. The former accountant who turned his back on the corporate world a year ago said his business combines two of his passions. "Reusing packaging salvaged from local businesses saves us money, reduces our environmental footprint, and the waste disposal costs for businesses that provide it to us,” Mr Vine said. “I’m passionate about creating an environmentally sound operation and have always been a car fanatic. “My aim is to use solar energy to run the workshop, power the forklift, and eventually the Kombi.” Mr Vine moved his business from his home in Glenelg to a workshop in Edwardstown last year. He recently installed solar panels at the workshop thanks to a $10,000 grant from Marion Council. “We distribute about 200 parts each month, 25 percent of which are sent to Europe for cars like Volkswagen, Audi, and Mercedes,’” Mr. Vine said. “Edwardstown is accessible, and an ideal place to do business.”

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