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AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 193 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 5111
LGA(s) City of Salisbury
Federal Division(s) Division of Wakefield
Suburbs around Edinburgh:
Penfield Penfield Elizabeth West
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. Once a rural area, it is now an industrial suburb dominated by RAAF Base Edinburgh and DSTO Edinburgh.

The suburb was created in 1997 when it was split from the suburb of Salisbury, when the Australian Government decided that the Australian Department of Defence would rationalise the then "DSTO Salisbury" site and sell off about 70% of the site, and surrounding "Defence-owned" Crown land, to form the "Edinburgh Parks" industrial estate.

Now, in addition to the RAAF Base, DSTO, and a few remaining flocks of sheep, there are a number of Defence contractors, a number of automotive component and parts manufacturers (supporting the Elizabeth Holden manufacturing plant), and other industries (for example, a major Coles Supermarkets distribution centre), on land that the Australian Government deems is no longer required by the Department of Defence.

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.

Coordinates: 34°42′S 138°37′E / 34.700°S 138.617°E / -34.700; 138.617

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