An innovation district with world-class ambitions.
The Tonsley Innovation District’s innovative infrastructure has created a sustainable and vibrant community where businesses can thrive.
It’s Australia’s first redevelopment to be awarded the internationally-recognised 6 Star Green Star — Communities rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, representing world leadership in high quality, sustainable urban renewal.
Tonsley’s sense of community derives from well considered placemaking, events and education. The amenities on-site and around Tonsley help to make being there, part of the creative and innovative experience.
Romilly Madew, Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council of Australia
"Through achieving 6-Star Green Star — Communities certification, Tonsley has become an exemplar for high quality, sustainable urban renewal both in Australia and around the world."
Australia’s first innovation district — the Tonsley Innovation District — is also the first Australian urban redevelopment to earn the Six-Star Green Star – Communities accreditation.
This award from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is one of the best indicators of Tonsley’s place as an economic and lifestyle hub. The internationally recognised certification represents innovative, world leadership in high quality, sustainable urban renewal — inspiring economic growth.
It is a testament to the world-class design principles that have guided the redevelopment of the former automotive manufacturing site.
The Green Star — Communities rating tool is one of the world’s first independent, transparent, national schemes able to assess and certify the sustainability of community-level projects.
The rating tool assesses the sustainability performance of a project’s planning, design and construction outcomes against six categories:
The community is ultimately the end beneficiary of being a Green Star-certified Community. This includes the residents, workers and visitors who occupy the places, spaces and buildings within the development.
The rating tool helps the community by providing a framework for: