South Australia's premier food processing and food manufacturing precinct is being developed in northern Adelaide.
The Northern Adelaide Food Park aims to grow the food industry in South Australia and maximise the advantages of South Australia's reputation for premium food and wine. The Food Park will generate economic growth in northern Adelaide by attracting new and expanding businesses. It will encourage innovation in the food industry by forging collaborative partnerships, economies of scale and knowledge sharing.
The Food Park will create opportunities for businesses to co-locate and will enable both new and existing food and beverage processors, manufacturers, food packaging specialists, cold-chain suppliers and logistic and transport companies to expand and grow.
Food Park Business Attraction Fund
A $7 million Food Park Business Attraction Fund has been opened to provide assistance to businesses looking to locate to the Northern Adelaide Food Park.
Applications will be accepted for assessment until funds are fully committed or up to 30 June 2018.
Notification of outcomes to applicants: Within 2 months of the date the application is submitted (indicative).
For more information on Food Park Business Attraction Fund refer to the guidelines and assessment criteria ().
Concept design, infrastructure and feasibility planning
The implementation of the Food Park will be located at Edinburgh Parks, instead of the site initially selected at Parafield Airport's Cross Keys precinct.
The decision follows concept design, infrastructure and feasibility planning and due diligence work as well as engagement with potential new occupants.
Parafield Airport's Cross Keys Precinct was initially identified as the preferred site for detailed planning of a food park following an open market and site assessment process.
After site feasibility work, and discussions with the food industry, it was determined the Parafield Airport site proposal didn't offer the flexibility of tenure or development opportunities many local businesses were looking for.
The Food Park will be established at Edinburgh Parks in northern Adelaide – about 25 kilometres from Adelaide CBD.
The Edinburgh Parks site offers rapid development opportunities for businesses, multiple tenure options and well-serviced with the majority of base infrastructure already in place.
The site is considered to provide a cost competitive opportunity for local food and beverage processors, manufacturers, packaging and logistics businesses considering expanding their business or starting operations in northern Adelaide.
The site will be home to leading local, national and international companies that drive growth and exports in South Australia's value-add food sector.
Existing food and beverage businesses located at the Food Park site in Edinburgh Parks, as well as international and interstate businesses looking to relocate to South Australia, may also be eligible to apply to the State Government's $200 million Future Jobs Fund.