Immediately south of Adelaide’s CBD, Unley is one of 18 metropolitan councils that make up the Greater Adelaide metropolitan area. Unley is South Australia’s most established, densely populated and highly sought after areas. For a business, investor, developer or family looking to establish a future in a strong, stable and affluent environment, the City of Unley really is a community of possibilities.
Our residential neighbourhoods include South Australia’s most prestigious addresses and desirable postcodes. Our cultural life is active and rich, with locals able to access regular festivals, markets, community and sporting events, all within one of the safest communities in Australia.
Within Unley are five unique business districts clustering around the five main transport corridors leading from the south into Adelaide’s CBD. Each of these business districts has a unique culture and vibe and as such are recognised as presenting distinctive opportunities for shoppers and investors alike.
Additional opportunities exist on our boundary roads such as Greenhill Road, Anzac Highway, South Road and Glen Osmond Road, where we are seeing residential uplift and high levels of employment.
Whatever your goals and ambitions, we hope to partner with you and realise your possibilities here in the City of Unley.
For more information about investment opportunities in the City of Unley, please phone Peter Hughes or Peter Tsokas on +61 8 8372 5104.
To find out what the City of Unley has to offer you, view our economic profile online.
Blessed with an outstanding location, sitting neatly between the south eastern entrance to Adelaide, the CBD and Adelaide Airport, the City of Unley is within close proximity of a huge range of major landmarks, services and institutions. We are continuously building on this geographical advantage, by: improving our City’s roads; enhancing our cycling and walking network; reducing traffic congestion; and supporting enhancements to the public transport network.
Vehicles Per Day
Anzac Highway - 48,500
South Road - 49,900
Cross Road - 33,600
Fullarton Road - 25,500
Glen Osmond Road - 25,700
Greenhill Road - 50,100
Unley Road - 30,100
Goodwood Road - 29,300
King William Road - 19,600
The Unley Council has a pro-active ‘help, not hinder’ attitude to development, and is continually seeking to create greater local opportunities for visionary businesses and investors.
With strong support from the Government of South Australia, which is introducing many legislative reforms to encourage growth in the state’s urban centre, the City of Unley has enormous scope for new development, infrastructure and services. High-value aged care facilities and exclusive apartment developments are just a couple of the emerging opportunities.
The government has reduced stamp duty on ‘off the plan’ inner-city apartment purchases making them more attractive to buyers, allowed greater height limits of buildings in some locations and reduced red tape streamlining the bureaucratic process. Several important projects are currently underway or in the final stages of approval, paving the way for ambitious development activity.
Major revitalisation projects were initiated for the King William Road and Goodwood Road precincts in 2014 and 2015, with upgrades totalling in excess of $15 million. These will include:
The Unley Central Precinct Plan explores the potential for:
Although firmly focused on encouraging and facilitating the City of Unley’s continued economic growth and development, we’re equally mindful of the need to do so without detracting from the rich, multicultural heritage of our City.
Key to our vision of sustainable development is the need to recognise and reinforce the streetscape and building character, iconic brand and vibrancy of the City’s distinct villages and neighbourhoods by:
An Age Friendly City
Integral to our respect for community heritage is our commitment to remaining a leading Age-Friendly City. We do all that we can to ensure our City is accessible for everyone, promotes health and wellbeing and provides opportunities for connection, and inclusion.
We want our residents to live fulfilled lives, establishing deep roots within this community. We have a sincere and committed approach to planning, developing and implementing policies, programs and services that address the changing needs within our community. Cities designed for older people are great cities for everyone.
The City of Unley presents an endless number of business opportunities, backed by a highly visible marketing program that highlights the City as the State’s premier destination for unique shopping experiences.
With a unique mix of cutting edge fashion and design, homewares, services, and award winning cafes and restaurants, the City of Unley is truly where you will ‘find your everything’.
The City of Unley contains five of the best-known and most prestigious main-street precincts in South Australia: King William Road, Unley Road, Goodwood Road, Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road.
These bustling strips contain three small malls – the Metro Shopping Centre, Unley Shopping Centre, and Arkaba Shopping Centre. But the majority of retail activity is spread out along the main thoroughfares, where a vividly diverse range of businesses enjoy lower property and rental costs than their CBD counterparts, and high volumes of passing traffic and local resident support.
Many possibilities also exist on our boundary roads. Greenhill road for example, is a premier CBD fringe commercial and office precinct with added potential as an emerging premier residential address with its enviable location, access to services and amenities, and views.
Support for small business
A range of services and support is available for businesses in the area, such as:
With a highly skilled workforce, cutting edge research and development, competitive labour costs, and strong collaboration between community, government, industry and academia, South Australia really is a place where your business can innovate and grow.
The City of Unley is working with the French community to help our City become a ‘home away from home’ for French visitors.
To achieve this, some of the events and activities Council is involved in include:
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