Tonsley is a smart and sustainable place for people.
Energy and water efficiency and waste removal are managed to promote sustainability at the Tonsley Innovation District.
Tonsley has a commitment to sustainable community development with energy initiatives including:
Stormwater management complies with best practice in Water Sensitive Urban Design.
It is intended that recycled water from the nearby Oaklands Park wetland for all open space irrigation at Tonsley and potentially for other uses, further reducing potable water demand across the precinct.
Tonsley’s waste management plan encourages recycling and reuse through a ‘closed-loop ecology’ partnership and collaboration involving developers and tenants.
General waste; glass, plastic and paper for recycling; and green waste will be individually collected from public and residential areas and tenants can also access Marion City Council-arranged Hazardous Waste Collection Days.
A Community Climate Change Adaptation Plan and a Resilience Plan for managing the impacts of a changing climate and natural disasters have been prepared for Tonsley in collaboration with the community.
This builds on the Resilient South Climate Adaptation Plan project which involves many Tonsley tenants and stakeholders, including TAFE SA, Flinders University, Renewal SA and Marion City Council. These plans will be revised and updated as the Tonsley community grows.