Located in one of South Australia’s fastest-growing regions, the Stretton Centre’s regional business hub in Munno Para provides bespoke co-working, meeting and venue hire spaces, and offers onsite professional business support.

It is currently home to 42 startups and medium sized businesses operating in a variety of industries, including defence, health, horticulture and construction.

Identified by the Department for Innovation and Skills as a focal point for job creation in northern Adelaide, the Stretton Centre was selected as one of the first GigCity sites when the South Australian Government initiative launched in late 2017.

The affordable, ultra-fast connectivity of GigCity equips businesses based at the Stretton Centre with a competitive advantage, allowing them to collaborate seamlessly with partners and customers around the world.

The Stretton Centre’s Manager of Business Development, Jared Ahern, says that GigCity connection allows the Centre to exceed customer expectations and provide a service that the local business community cannot access elsewhere.

“The Stretton Centre is a hub where entrepreneurs, industry, government, creatives and thinkers come together,” he said.

“They achieve positive economic and social outcomes through collaboration, innovation, economic development, advocacy, research, workforce training and development.”

GigCity has enabled businesses at the Stretton Centre to work with clients across Australia and share files in seconds, which would otherwise take hours. It is really changing the way that people work.

“Having the Stretton Centre’s co-working space connected to the GigCity network has been especially beneficial for startup businesses in our region.”

“We’ve had finance and video editing businesses join our co-working space for the primary reason of being able to connect to the network.”