Tier5 CEO, Peter Wildy said the Tonsley Park master plan was a welcome step towards reviving the area. 'We are fully supportive and we can now move forward.'
Wildy said Tier5 had already established its pilot data centre capacity on the site, which would be substantially enhanced before the end of this financial year. 'Based on current interest, we expect to further enhance that capacity early in 2013. The release of the Master Plan will also help Tier5 as we actively pursue options to link with other tenants in the future, including initiatives around power and energy sharing or recycling.'
The South Australian Government has said the redevelopment of Tonsley Park will create a 'vibrant and integrated precinct' that will expand the industrial and economic base of southern Adelaide and the State. Around 6300 jobs are forecast for the site over the life of the project as well as attracting around $1 billion in private sector investment through land sales and physical development on site.
And, the government says the redevelopment will lay the groundwork for establishing a reputation for excellence, through modelling best practice sustainable urban design and exemplifying climate-smart practices in the way industry, educators, and the community interact with this site.