Revitalisation of the Edwardstown Employment Precinct - Project

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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 1,700 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

Background

The Revitalisation of the Edwardstown Employment Precinct project was established in 2018. The project sought to revitalise the geographical area east of the railway line and bordered by South Road, Daws Road and Cross Road from an access (how people move around the precinct), amenity (the look and feel of the precinct) and activation (business growth and investment) perspective. Two 12-month action plans have been implemented - delivering 58 actions.

A further 12-month action plan will commence in July 2021 to continue the momentum of the project and delivery 27 actions.

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
  • Businesses with 25 years of service were celebrated
  • 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 1,700 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

Background

The Revitalisation of the Edwardstown Employment Precinct project was established in 2018. The project sought to revitalise the geographical area east of the railway line and bordered by South Road, Daws Road and Cross Road from an access (how people move around the precinct), amenity (the look and feel of the precinct) and activation (business growth and investment) perspective. Two 12-month action plans have been implemented - delivering 58 actions.

A further 12-month action plan will commence in July 2021 to continue the momentum of the project and delivery 27 actions.

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
  • Businesses with 25 years of service were celebrated
  • 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.


  • 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.”

  • Treasure Boxes, supporting South Australian families and children in times of crisis

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    Treasure Boxes is based in Edwardstown and provides essential items to SA families to keep high-risk infants and children safe and warm during times of crisis. The items distributed by Treasure Boxes include cots, car seats, feeding equipment for newborns, clothing, shoes, toys, nappies, and linen – all donated by the South Australian community and retailers.

    Donations are received in their warehouse by a team of over 100 dedicated volunteers and are sorted, cleaned, repaired if necessary, and checked against Australian Safety Standards and product recalls.

    Their service provides vital essentials to women and children fleeing domestic violence, families experiencing homelessness and severe poverty, and at-risk families who simply don’t have access to items to care for their children. In the longer term - with ongoing community support - families who can survive the short-term will be better placed to make plans for the long-term and build their future self-reliance.

    In 2019 Treasure Boxes supported 2,026 newborn babies and children, distributed $2.12M of goods to over 890 disadvantaged South Australian families, and work with over 110 agencies including; SA Health, Departments for Child Protection, and Humans Services, Hutt Street Centre, Catherine House any many other incredible organisations.

    To find out more visit: www.treasureboxes.org.au

  • Devon Clothing provides local, ethically sourced, SMART uniform solutions

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    Devon Clothing is a local South Australian family business that has been servicing the corporate, sporting, and school wear market in Australia since 1984.

    Their corporate, sporting and school wear is designed to fit well and feel good. Durable and quality fabrics that are ethically-sourced are used for all custom made garments allowing them to maintain their shape and look for years to come. The production team is highly-trained in the knowledge of the latest most durable, comfortable fabrics and production techniques to ensure cost-effective contemporary uniform, outcomes.

    Devon Clothing has recently introduced the latest innovation in solving lost property issues within schools and is the exclusive South Australian uniform supplier of RagTagd Technology. RagTagd Smart Tags work by helping you to recover lost items at school by embedding items with a smart tag and can be paired with a smart phone. A sensor then sits in the school lost property and automatically scans the area for smart tags once a day notifying parents that their missing item has been found and is ready for collection.

    Devon Clothing has a great understanding of work needs and requirements to help businesses find the best uniform solution. They take pride in their customer service and innovative methods of service and supply which are adapted to each customer's unique requirements.

    To find out more visit: devonclothing.com.au/

  • One World LED, a local Edwardstown Business operating on a global scale

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    One World LED (OWL) has been manufacturing, supplying, and developing LED technologies and software from its Edwardstown office since 2015. Since then, OWL has established itself as a primary local supplier of LED technology not only in Adelaide but on a global scale.

    OWL has previously provided LED screens to venues such as the famous Her Majesty's Theatre where the project was a great success and the installed LED screen assisted in the promotion of performances from around the globe.

    At OWL, they pride themselves on their ability to deliver the highest quality products while maintaining complete separation from market alternatives. This is achieved through offshore manufacturing, software and hardware development patented technologies and their accredited authorised reseller network enabling them to offer the best in LED technology. This reseller network has grown to a powerful global distribution network with strategic partnerships with AV, electrical, signage, engineering, and design companies that provide multifaceted professional services to deliver high-quality solutions in multiple markets across China, Australia and the USA and are actively recruiting partners in the EU, South America, Africa, and other parts of Asia.

    OWL focuses on innovation, quality, efficiency, total cost of ownership, and development of the technology that drives the industry without a heavyweight sales-force and marketing presence as well as operate with a commitment to non-compete arrangements with all of our affiliated distributors, resellers, partners and installers. Our mission is to continue to provide our resellers with the latest high-quality technologies and innovations to help them bring their visions to life. Our goal is to attract more resellers to our network by offering Australian based software and hardware support, ensuring that any One World LED backed project will be a successful one.

  • Edwardstown's Winkle Group diversifies through development of Sneeze Screens

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    The Winkle Group is a family owned and operated Edwardstown business. Originally started by Desmond Kelly, it is now in the second generation of family ownership by siblings Josh, Hamish and Harmony. The Winkle Group produce commercial and retail joinery from their purpose built warehouse on Weaver Street. The business has been manufacturing in Edwardstown for forty-one years and have been witness to the significant growth and development of Edwardstown as a business district in that time.

    The Winkle Group are industry leaders in commercial interior fit-out solutions; and operate on a national level. All joinery is produced in South Australia and transported throughout the country to service their national client base.

    Offering a turnkey solution for retailers, medical centres, office spaces and educational institutions has been the core business for forty-two years. Clients range from large national retailers, government departments and councils, to small family operators requiring a retail or office fitout. Manufacturing in a central location in SA allows clients to be involved in the process; and to visit the company’s office and warehouse to see their joinery in production. It also ensures quality control over the joinery and the flexibility to manufacture to suit a variety of budgets.

    The company are passionate about supporting young people to obtain a trade qualification. They run an apprenticeship program which sees a new apprentice commence with the company each January for a four-year term. There are currently five apprentices undertaking a Carpentry & Joinery apprenticeship with Winkle Group. The Directors see it as their way of giving back to the industry; and ensuring that Australian manufacturing does not become obsolete and force Australian businesses to buy imported joinery.

    Due to the impact of COVID-19 on retailers around Australia, the Winkle Group have been required to adapt and diversify to keep production staff employed and the machinery in operation. The company have developed a Sneeze Screens design for those commercial spaces that have continued to operate through this pandemic. The screens were designed as an efficient solution for countertops where face to face contact with customers and clients has been necessary. The screens have sold extremely well and the feedback from the customers has been excellent. Three different widths of screens are available and the DIY set-up of the screens makes them appealing and cost-effective for businesses. Winkle Group has also been producing custom made sneeze screens and produced all the custom screens for Aldi stores around the state.

    More information on the Winkle Group is available on their website – winklegroup.com.au.