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The Stretton Centre creates positive economic and social outcomes for northern Adelaide.

The Stretton Centre is a regional hub where entrepreneurs, industry, government, creatives and thinkers come together to create positive economic and social outcomes for northern Adelaide.

This is achieved through collaboration, innovation, economic development, advocacy, research and workforce training and development.

Background

The development of the Stretton Centre was one of three initiatives funded by the Australian Federal Government’s Suburban Jobs Program, which has shaped the Stretton Centre’s core goal of creating local jobs for local people.

The Stretton Centre is the Economic Development arm of the City of Playford. This involves business support to local industry, the delivery of economic development projects, providing co-working and bespoke office spaces to support the growth of small to medium enterprises in northern Adelaide, the provision of ultra-fast internet speeds through GigCity for the local community and professional meetings spaces available for hire within our state-of-the-art facility.

Since opening in September 2015 the Stretton Centre has undertaken a number of projects and initiatives to develop new industry and employment opportunities in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Working with local industry to apply for grant funding;
  • Running programs to foster entrepreneurship in northern Adelaide;
  • Establishing a localised northern Adelaide job search website; and
  • Providing advocacy and support for the advancement of the Northern Adelaide Plains horticultural industry.

The Stretton Centre was officially opened on Friday, 25 September 2015 by Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, the Hon Jay Weatherill former Premier of South Australia, Mayor Glenn Docherty, City of Playford and Rear Admiral the Hon Kevin Scarce AC, former Chancellor of the University of Adelaide.

Visiting the Stretton Centre

Located in the new Playford Alive Town Centre, only 30 kilometres north of Adelaide's CBD, the Stretton Centre is a catalyst for innovation in the northern suburbs of Adelaide.

Transport Options

The Stretton Centre has an abundance of free parking at and surrounding the Stretton Centre, all within a one minute walk.

There is a designated car park adjacent to the Stretton Centre and Playford Alive Town Park. However, if the car park is full there are plenty of on-street car parking options available and a large public car park across from the Playford Alive Town Centre.

Munno Para Railway Station is the closest train station, running trains on the Gawler line. Smithfield Railway Station, also located on the Gawler line, is in close proximity to the Stretton Centre with buses regularly running directly to the Stretton Centre.

The Stretton Centre is a two minute walk from both Stop 79B Peachey Road, located outside of the Playford Alive Town Centre, and Stop 79C Peachey Road. You can also access the Stretton Centre from Stop 78 Curtis Rd which is only a seven minute walk.

Taxi’s and rideshare services such as Uber and Ola can easily pick-up or drop you off at the Stretton Centre. There is also a Maven pick up location outside the Stretton Centre on The Parkway.

Playford Alive Town Park

The Stretton Centre is surrounded by the Playford Alive Town Park provided a space for the community to meet both inside at the Stretton Centre and outside in the town park.