Competitive Advantage

Center of all Major Transport Links

The City of Salisbury is a freight hub offering easy connectivity to major road, rail, sea and air freight facilities. Positioned at the centre of Adelaide’s major transport networks, the City of Salisbury offers close proximity to the Port of Adelaide and Adelaide Airport. The Adelaide-Darwin rail link passes through the city and Parafield Airport, Adelaide’s second airport offers training and commercial services which is located within the council region.

Major highways and road transport links also centre on Salisbury and another $10 billion worth of infrastructure development is scheduled for the region, including intermodal freight facilities which links rail and road transport to the recently opened Northern Expressway. The City of Salisbury is also a site of heavy investment in telecommunications infrastructure such as high speed broadband and optic fibre networks.

The City of Salisbury is only 15 kilometres from the central business district of Adelaide. The strategic location of Salisbury and its close access to transport networks is why companies like DHL, Toll NQX, Linfox, Kimberly Clark have invested heavily in warehouses making Salisbury their freight and logistics hub in South Australia.

Northern Connector

The $985 million Northern Connector as a part of the 78 kilometre North-South Corridor is a joint project funded by the Australian and South Australian Governments. This investment will provide significant benefits to the northern regional economy and efficiency of freight movements. The expressway will improve access to the City of Salisbury for freight transport travelling via the Sturt Highway. This includes freight coming from key areas such as the Barossa Valley and the Riverland. Once linked with the Port River Expressway, there will be predicted travel time savings of up to 20 minutes between the Sturt Highway at Gawler and the Port of Adelaide South Australia’s main shipping port.

The new non-stop motorway, with provide an unimpeded journey from Gawler to Regency Park; a total of 43 kilometers. The expressway is expected to significantly improve access to the City of Salisbury for freight transport travelling via the Sturt Highway, improve freight access to the Port of Adelaide and the industrial areas of Adelaide’s north and northwest, improve road safety and efficiency, reduce travel times for commuters travelling to and from the northern suburbs and better serve the industrial and commercial sectors along Port Wakefield Road, with the myriad of businesses along Port Wakefield Road benefiting from improved traffic flow as well.

The Northern Connector includes:

  • 15.5 kilometre motorway standard road connecting the Northern Expressway and Port Wakefield Road to the Port River Expressway and South Road Superway
  • four road interchanges
  • three lanes in each direction, posted speed of 110 kmph
  • 16 kilometre path for cyclists and pedestrians.

More information on the Northern Connector can be found on the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website.

Key logistics businesses that call Salisbury home include Auscold Logistics, Beattie Transport, Blue Star Express, Border Express, Cahill Transport, Direct Freight Express, Genesee and Wyoming Australia, Gilbert’s Transport Service, Linfox, NQX Freight System, Rapid Haulage, Royal Wolf, Scotts Transport, South West Freight, SouthLink and Toll. Major distribution centres include Adelaide Produce Market, Coles Distributions Centre, Dry Creek Intermodal, Rand Refrigerated Logistics, Swire Cold Storage and Woolworths Distribution Centre.

Want to know more Salisbury transport links?

For more information on Salisbury’s distribution of specific infrastructure, please email us or call the City of Salisbury (Polaris) on (08) 8260 8205.