RAA unveils plans for new technical centre

Hub to begin operations in 2026

RAA unveils plans for new technical centre

Motor & Fleet

By Roxanne Libatique

Motoring group RAA has signed a long-term lease for a new technical centre, set to begin operations in the first half of 2026.

This new facility will be located at 599 Port Rd, replacing the current services provided at the Mile End location.

What to expect from the new RAA Technical Centre

The new RAA Technical Centre will deliver various services, including automotive services, the Child Safety Centre, driving school, sections of travel and distribution, and solar and battery services.

The facility will feature a dynamic workshop, immersive member experiences, a retail area, and a café. It is designed to accommodate over 400 employees.

RAA Adelaide operations

Following the exit from Mile End in mid-2026, RAA will maintain a presence in the city with three locations: 91 King William St, 150 Grenfell St, and the new site at 599 Port Rd.

“Last year, we moved a couple of hundred staff into RAA Place as we had well and truly outgrown Mile End, and late in April, we signed a lease for 150 Grenfell St,” said RAA CEO Nick Reade. “We’ve now signed a long-term lease for the RAA Technical Centre, which will provide our workforce with the tools they need to best serve our 820,000 members for years to come.”

RAA introduces electric vehicle charging hub in Port Pirie

The announcement of a new technical centre comes on the heels of the launch of RAA’s 200kW super site with eight charging bays in Port Pirie, South Australia.

This site, situated seven kilometres from the Augusta Highway at the Port Pirie Regional Arts and Tourism Centre, is part of the initial phase of the RAA Charge network’s expansion.

The 200kW ultra-rapid charging hub is designed to enable electric vehicle (EV) drivers heading to the far north and Eyre Peninsula to recharge their vehicles in 10 to 40 minutes.

Reade said that one of the objectives of the RAA charge network is to “drive investment and help attract tourism” to regional towns. This goal has been reflected in a 17% increase in interstate visitors using the charge network during the Easter and Gather Round period.

Minister for Energy and Mining Tom Koutsantonis commented that Port Pirie is an ideal location for travellers to recharge and support local businesses.

Port Pirie Regional Council Mayor Leon Stephens expressed pride in collaborating with RAA to be part of South Australia’s largest EV charging network.

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