Greening of Edwardstown celebration

Community celebration to mark the completion of the Edwardstown Green Infrastructure Project (Part One)

Marion Council has kick-started the revitalisation of Edwardstown, completing the first stage of a plan to “green” the suburb by planting 176 street trees. It will upskill local businesses, create a brand to market the area and commission artwork for stobie poles recognising local businesses that have operated for over 25 years. Council has installed signage, is negotiating opening its first creative co-working hub in the area and will plant a further 150 trees.

Mayor Kris Hanna said: “Edwardstown is being transformed into a dynamic hub for employment, manufacturing, innovation, retail and industry”. “There are opportunities for businesses to link with the nearby Tonsley Innovation District. “Planting trees to cool streets and attract birdlife is the first step in improving the area for locals, visitors and investors. “We’re working with local businesses to create an ambitious long-term vision for Edwardstown. I thank the State Government for co-funding the tree planting”

On Monday 15 February the City of Marion hosted a community celebration event to celebrate the completion of part one of the Edwardstown Geren Infrastructure Project. In attendance was Mayor Kris Hanna, City of Marion, Professor Chris Daniels PhD DSc FAICD, Presiding member of Green Adelaide, Carolyn Powers MP, Member for Elder and Adrian Skull, CEO City of Marion.

Seven businesses have also been acknowledged by Council for their contributions to job creation and the Edwardstown economy. The businesses include:

Apex Home Improvements, Caddle Crash Repairs, Castle Plaza, Delway Brass, Kytons Bakery, Precise Machining and Manufacturing, Zonge Engineering and Research.