Closure in 2008, Employment of up to 3000 but only 900 at closure. Impact on region.
Adaptive re-use. Data Centre need.
Tier 5 Networks' Marty Gauvin at Global Telecom Week
The Data Centre at the Core
of an Interconnected Precinct
Tonsley - Origins
• Opened in 1964
• 61 hectares
• Main Assembly Building 11 hectares
• 10km from CBD
• Largest area of industrial land in Adelaide
• Tonsley will deliver an exemplar interconnected and
intelligent mixed use precinct that integrates industry,
education, training, research, residential living and
• Economic Growth and Development: 6,300 FTE jobs, growth of
advanced manufacturing industries, strong linkages to research
and training, layered economy, industry clustering. $1B of private
investment. $250M of this committed.
• Liveable Communities: integrated mixed use precinct, distinctive
and desirable place, 1,500 new residents.
• Sustainability: resource efficiency through technology, adaptive
reuse, design excellence.
• Place making: unique character and identity, sense of place,
encourages interaction and collaboration, high quality.
• Governance and corporate responsibility: delivered through best
practice business processes and inclusive governance.
• So why would businesses, residents, students and researchers come here?
• Amenity - provides an attractive environment for the knowledge based worker and attracts
high value investors
• Transport - easy connections for employees, businesses and key markets
• Proximity - to major markets, research institutions, employment precincts and the CBD
• Hard infrastructure - ICT, smart grid, Main Assembly Building and Innovation Centre
• Soft infrastructure - supportive business programs, networking, mentoring, precinct
governance, business to research relationships
• Education, training and research - TAFE, Flinders University and Mining Centre of Excellence
• Other tenants - Siemens, Tier 5, TAFE, Flinders and associated institutions, e.g. New Venture
Institute, Medical Device Research Institute and Centre for NanoScale Science and
Technology - will grow over time
• The Strategy and Master Plan is based on 5 Key Principles:
• Baseline of Capabilities
• Aim to exceed the baseline telecommunications and ICT capabilities available in other Innovation Campuses
• Education and Research
• Support delivery of cost effective telecommunications solutions and collaboration services for education and
• Innovate to Differentiate
• Seek, test and deploy innovative solutions to create market differentiation
• Single Owner
• Take advantage of the unique ownership, tenant and investment models during the early development stages
• Partner where possible - innovative solutions multiply with more ideas on the table
The Data Centre is at the core of this
• Dark Fibre Backbone
• Data Centre Capacity (designed, operated and secured 24x7) to deliver efficient ICT capabilities, and enable
higher NABERS ratings in commercial office buildings
• Focus on energy efficient IT and telecommunications services
• High-availability service models incorporating redundant fibre paths between Tonsley and Adelaide, and
between Tenancies in Tonsley
• WiFi coverage across the site to facilitate 'connected collaboration'
• Enable Carrier and Internet Service Provider choice for tenants
• NBN compliant infrastructure
• Deploy shared services across Building Management Systems (BMS), Security (CCTV), and utility metering /
Diverse Meet-Me rooms
provided within data centre
Significant scale using
modular design to allow for
growth in precinct and in
Tier III base design, Tier IV
6 providers in or building.
12 by end of 2014.
Many of these as well as storage, HPC,
etc provided on-demand by our clients