Tonsley. A model for change.


How do you transform space and history?

Tonsley is Australia’s first innovation district focused on driving change and connecting like-minded businesses in innovation.

But how did it get there?

In the past, Tonsley was known as a home of innovation and up until recently a cornerstone of South Australia’s manufacturing industry. Yet economic, industrial and political factors forced a re-evaluation of its purpose and focus – or otherwise, perish,

Remarkably, Tonsley has reinvented itself to become a hub of integrated environmental, social and economic opportunities; with innovation, learning and collaboration at its core.

Join us on a “moving story’’ to explore the transformation of Tonsley over the last few years and learn how the space has become a leading example of policy rethinking and an exemplar of the power of physical change to spark a new economy.

Led by Megan Antcliff, Director Investment Attraction South Australia, this ChangeHub will start at the New Venture Institute (NVI) with a presentation by Megan, followed by an informative tour of the Tonsley precinct.

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Date: Friday 12 May 2017

Time: 7.30 am arrival for a 7.45am start; to 9.00 am finish

Venue: Tonsley Innovation Precinct, 1284 South Rd, Clovelly Park.
Meet at the entrance of the Flinders University building under the roof of the MAB, Tonsley.

Tickets: $25.00 plus the Eventbrite fee. Price includes breakfast, your preferred caffeine hit and refreshments. Please tell us if you have any special dietary requirements when you book your ticket.


Megan Antcliff

Megan Antcliff is the Director Investment Attraction South Australia. Investment Attraction South Australia leads the State Government’s efforts in securing capital investment into South Australia from interstate and overseas and creating new and transformational employment for our State. 

In her senior leadership role, Megan works directly with companies to identify investment opportunities, structure deals and remove any barriers to investment, be that market analysis, policy and regulatory assistance, or expediting dealings with government and commercial partners.  Megan is particularly responsible for inward investment from France and the US. 

Previously Megan was the Director, Tonsley Innovation District with the Department of Statement Development; and immediately prior to that was the urban designer behind the Woods Bagot- Tonsley master plan redevelopment.  

Megan currently also holds the positions of Director Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living and a Member of the State’s Capital City Design Review Panel. She holds a Bachelor of Science and is a qualified Architect/Urban Designer.  


This ChangeConnect Hub is kindly supported by New Venture Institute.

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