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AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 272 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 5111
LGA(s) City of Salisbury
Federal Division(s) Spence
Suburbs around Edinburgh:
Penfield Penfield Edinburgh North
Penfield Edinburgh Elizabeth
Elizabeth South
Penfield Direk
Salisbury North
Elizabeth Vale

Edinburgh is an outer northern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia in the City of Salisbury. The suburb was created in 1997, on land straddling Penfield and Salisbury, that was compulsorily acquired by the Commonwealth Government in 1940 in order to manufacture munitions for the war effort during World War II, and later used for a number of defence-related establishments.

The suburb is dominated by the RAAF Base Edinburgh, but also includes the industrial precinct of Edinburgh Parks.

Edinburgh Parks

The City of Salisbury's website states: "Edinburgh Parks is one of Australia's largest advanced industrial precincts and has more than 300 hectares of fully developed land available." It is a "$1.9 billion investment and comprises four precincts designated for aerospace and manufacturing, defence technology, logistics support and automotive industries." "Edinburgh Parks industrial blocks are among the best value industrial land in Australia. The site is ideally located in a major industrial growth corridor connected by Adelaide's new northern super highway system."

Organisations established in the area include: BAE Systems Australia; DHL; Inghams; MTU Detroit Diesel; Coles Supermarkets Distribution Centre; and RLM. The City of Salisbury estimates that over 3,000 jobs have been created in the area.

The "Invest Northern Adelaide" website, a collaboration of the cities of Playford, Salisbury, and Tea Tree Gully, makes similar glowing claims.

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