A new sustainable building and construction education and research centre is being built in South Australia.

The new precinct will draw together construction, vocational and tertiary education, and research industries at the one site, the aims to establish South Australia as a leader in sustainable building and construction.

Baulderstone has been selected as managing contractor for the construction of the $105.55 million Sustainable Industries Education Centre at Tonsley Park in South Australia.

The centre will be constructed on the former Mitsubishi Motors manufacturing site on South Road in Tonsley Park.

Baulderstone will deliver the project for the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology (DFEEST) and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), with TAFE SA as the facility user.

The site is expected to train more than 8,000 people annually in pioneering sustainable construction techniques

Baulderstone General Manager Michael Harper said: “This project will provide an immediate uplift to employment in the construction industry that will support the long-term development of the State‚Äôs high-value sustainability industries.”

The centre will have a strong focus on sustainability initiatives and promises to reshape the delivery of education and training to the building and construction industries in South Australia.

The project will bring together the following building and construction related learning facilities at the Tonsley Park location:

  • Mortar Trowel Trades from Gilles Plains TAFE campus
  • Painting & Decorating from Gilles Plains TAFE campus
  • Sign writing from Gilles Plains TAFE campus
  • Plumbing from Regency TAFE campus
  • Electrical from Regency TAFE campus
  • Refrigeration/Air Conditioning from Regency TAFE campus
  • Advanced Building Studies from Gilles Plains and Marleston TAFE campuses
  • Furnishing from Marleston TAFE campus
  • Carpentry and Joinery, Roof Tiling, Glass and Glazing and Shop Fitting from Marleston TAFE campus.