AEROTROPOLIS READY TO TAKEOFF WITH 10 MOUs NOW IN PLACE

The Western Sydney Aerotropolis is on track to create 200,000 jobs, with the NSW Government signing the 10th major agreement to attract investment to the Aerotropolis since the Investor Forum in May.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian committed to deliver 10 MoUs this year and has now delivered with the final commitment to develop a Space Industry Hub from 18 NSW space companies, research and education institutions, as well as the CSIRO – a major coup for NSW.

“The majority of Australia’s space industry is already based in NSW, but through this MoU we will work to grow the industry further,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“It means the NSW Government has agreements which represent millions of dollars of investment in NSW to create new jobs, industry and underpin the new Western Sydney Parkland City.

“I want people in Western Sydney to have access to the best jobs, education opportunities and lifestyle and that is what the Aerotropolis will deliver.”

Australian industry leaders including the Sydney Markets and Vitex Pharmaceuticals have already signed on to the Aerotropolis, joining international business giants like Northrop Grumman, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group.

Minister for Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres said the Aerotropolis will be a vibrant hub for high-skill jobs, education and major industries like advanced manufacturing, aerospace, defence and agribusiness.

“The sky is no longer the limit when it comes to jobs for Western Sydney,” Mr Ayres said.

“We are attracting crucial investments to ensure the Aerotropolis provides the best jobs and opportunities and improves quality of life for businesses, families and communities right across Western Sydney.”

The NSW Government will continue to attract jobs and investment to the Aerotropolis in 2019 by securing more deals with global and local companies.