Northern Adelaide Food Park

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.

Planning for the state-of-the-art facility is well underway and will bring major benefits not only for future tenants but to the broader business base located in Adelaide's north.

The Northern Adelaide Food Park will provide food manufacturers and food processing businesses, together with food packaging, storage and logistics companies, the opportunity to establish in a dedicated food precinct, with access to infrastructure and services on the one site.

The Food Park will create an environment for food businesses to unlock innovation possibilities, increase efficiencies and expand operations into global markets - where the demand for premium food and wine continues to grow.

With flexible occupancy options, small, medium and large operators can leverage the Park's connectivity to key road, rail and air networks with potential to operate 24/7.

What is the Food Park?

A 40 hectare state-of-the-art Food Park in Adelaide's north will be established through joint collaboration between Parafield Airport Limited and the South Australian Government.

The Food Park will create co-location opportunities, enabling both new and existing food manufacturers and food processors, food packaging specialists, cold-chain suppliers and transport companies to expand and grow.

By co-locating and accessing services on the one site, food businesses can improve their competitiveness, drive efficiencies and generate significant collaborative growth opportunities.

When will it be built?

The South Australian Government is working collaboratively with the developer, Parafield Airport Limited on the development of the Northern Adelaide Food Park.

Concept designs, infrastructure, and implementation planning are currently underway to ensure capacity and services meet business needs. A detailed site plan is expected to be released in August 2016.

On ground works are scheduled to commence by the end of 2016 with construction to commence in 2017.

Where is the site?

The Food Park will be located at Parafield Airport Cross Keys Precinct in Adelaide's north. The site is in close proximity to existing food processing and manufacturing businesses, major food distribution centres and minutes away from South Australia's fresh produce markets. It has close links to road, rail, air and heavy vehicle infrastructure - providing companies with immediate access to local, domestic and international markets.

The Park is just 15 minutes to Adelaide's major seaport, 30 minutes from Adelaide's central business district and 40 minutes from Adelaide International Airport.

Supporting Adelaide's North

The Food Park is just one of a number of initiatives within the Northern Adelaide Economic Plan, developed by the State Government in partnership with local councils, industry, business and the community to support economic growth and create jobs in the area.

Under the Plan, this initiative has received a further $7 million to create opportunities to attract businesses to the Food Park and contribute towards carbon neutral and clean green priorities.

This investment further strengthens the South Australian Government's commitment to its economic priority of supporting premium food and wine produced in South Australia and exported to the world.

How can your business be involved?

The Food Park project team is seeking interest from food manufacturers, food processors, food packaging specialists, ambient and cold-chain suppliers and transport companies.

Register your interest to receive information on the Northern Adelaide Food Park by completing the registration form and the Food Park team will be in contact with you to discuss your specific interest in the Food Park.

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Page Last Reviewed: 20 Jul 2016
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