The Edinburgh North Business Forum has been established to form strategic alliances with regional stakeholders in order to build on current educational, social and economic initiatives to upgrade the precinct and the surrounding environs.
The Forum will drive industrial renewal, which is integral to the revitalisation of Playford and the development of a Northern CBD at Elizabeth Regional Centre. To build this vision requires global investment and local industry collaborating with the Commonwealth, State and Local Governments.
One of the first initiatives for the Forum was to raise the profile of businesses in the precinct nationally and internationally by seeking a name change from 'Elizabeth West' to 'Edinburgh North' reflecting the close relationship to the Edinburgh Air Base which has international recognition. Areas surrounding Elizabeth West are reflected by the use of the name Edinburgh and already have global market status.
The suburb 'Edinburgh North' was approved by the Surveyor General and gazetted by the State Government on 27 October 2011, the new Edinburgh North suburb will comprise the whole of Elizabeth West and a portion of Penfield.
Already headquarters for over 100 businesses, Edinburgh North is positioning itself as an eco industrial centre for the state and leader in environmental sustainability, and contains a number of flagship companies including:
Click the link to view more details regarding the name change - Leaflet Name Change(899 kb)
The Edinburgh North Business Forum was established in 2009 to lift the national and international profile and improve the competitiveness of the Edinburgh North precinct.
Located north of the RAAF base, in the vicinity of Stebonheath, Bellchambers and Womma Roads, Edinburgh North Precinct consists of a number of advanced manufacturing businesses.
Since its inception, the Business Forum has adopted a 10 point business plan for growth that includes development of the Edinburgh North Master Plan and Marketing Strategy to differentiate itself from other industrial estates in Northern Adelaide.
The Master Plan promotes new industrial development and potential environmental and sustainable urban design practices to attract new businesses to the precinct. It also focusses on improving the aesthetics of the area and implementing environmental initiatives that will reduce energy use and make the business precinct more sustainable.
Plans have been developed to upgrade Stebonheath Road infrastructure so it can be a major transport link to the adjacent Greater Edinburgh Parks Defence Precinct.
Future successful outcomes also include pedestrian and bicycle connections from Edinburgh North Precinct to Elizabeth Station.
Urban design guidelines have also been developed that can also be applied to other industrial areas to establish Edinburgh North as a leading force in precinct development, to attract future project funding from state and local governments to the region.
Click the link to view the Master Plan Edinburgh North Master Plan(12039 kb)
To find out more about the Edinburgh North Business Forum, contact Luke Harris, on 8256 0153 or email email@example.com