Invest in the West

The City of Charles Sturt is one of Adelaide’s most vibrant, diverse, productive and fastest growing local government areas. Our City is a great place to invest, with a thriving hub of activity, education and employment opportunities in the heart of western Adelaide.

Our vibrant City is open for business

Building Western Adelaide

The Cities of Charles Sturt, Port Adelaide Enfield, Holdfast Bay and West Torrens have collaborated to develop a joint economic development strategy for the Western Adelaide region.

Building Western Adelaide identifies projects which are either planned or underway in the western suburbs, and which the councils can collaborate on to grow jobs and support local businesses.

You can read the Building Western Adelaide brochure.

Economic profile

Our City’s business community is innovative, collaborative and open for business. Read our Economy Profile to learn more about opportunities, economic trends and employment in the City of Charles Sturt. Our Economic Development Strategy sets out a four year action plan to grow and strengthen the local economy.

Community profile

The City of Charles Sturt is in the heart of Western Adelaide between the City and the Sea. Our area is characterised by a mix of residential, industrial and commercial land uses, which include contemporary and highly valued heritage areas. Read our Community Profile to learn more about our demographic.

Investment profile

Our community continues to evolve and grow ensuring that it is a vibrant and attractive City for people to live, work and visit. Our Investment Profile demonstrates a rapidly increasing skilled and educated workforce that is the basis for a creative and innovative community. The multicultural backgrounds of our community provide a unique and well connected resource capable of increasing your global competitiveness.

Economic Development

You can read our Economic Development Strategy review 2017 - 2020.

By 2021, the City of Charles Sturt will be recognised as a smart community and a place for business investment with a growing local economy focused on urban development, tourism, health, advanced manufacturing and defence sectors. This will be achieved through marketing and promotion, regional collaboration and export enhancement.

Invest in the West

The Invest in the West investment prospectus helps you create opportunities for your business. We also have Invest in the West in Chinese.

From our stunning tourism hot-spot Western Adelaide Beaches to our Western Region Tourism Action Plan 2020, we're showcasing the best investment opportunities in the City of Charles Sturt.

Our key sectors

  • Health
  • Defence
  • Visitor economy
  • Residential development
  • Commercial development

Learn about our industries 

See our five industry fact sheets for information about these key sectors:

More information

Principal Economic & Strategic Planner
8408 1179
kwundersitz@charlessturt.sa.gov.au