Edinburgh, South Australia
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Adelaide, South Australia
|LGA(s)||City of Salisbury|
|Federal Division(s)||Division of Wakefield|
The suburb was created in 1997 when it was split from the suburb of Salisbury, when the Australian Government decided that the Australian Department of Defence would rationalise the then "DSTO Salisbury" site and sell off about 70% of the site, and surrounding "Defence-owned" Crown land, to form the "Edinburgh Parks" industrial estate.
Now, in addition to the RAAF Base, DSTO, and a few remaining flocks of sheep, there are a number of Defence contractors, a number of automotive component and parts manufacturers (supporting the Elizabeth Holden manufacturing plant), and other industries (for example, a major Coles Supermarkets distribution centre), on land that the Australian Government deems is no longer required by the Department of Defence.
The City of Salisbury's website states: "Edinburgh Parks is one of Australia's largest advanced industrial precincts and has more than 300 hectares of fully developed land available." It is a "$1.9 billion investment and comprises four precincts designated for aerospace and manufacturing, defence technology, logistics support and automotive industries." "Edinburgh Parks industrial blocks are among the best value industrial land in Australia. The site is ideally located in a major industrial growth corridor connected by Adelaide's new northern super highway system."
Organisations established in the area include: BAE Systems Australia; DHL; Inghams; MTU Detroit Diesel; Coles Supermarkets Distribution Centre; and RLM. The City of Salisbury estimates that over 3,000 jobs have been created in the area.