Artist’s impression of the future CSIRO facility at Western Sydney Aerotropolis. Source: NSW Government
Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller has welcomed the announcement Australia’s national science research agency plans to call the Western Sydney Aerotropolis home by 2026.
“The Western Sydney Aerotropolis at Badgerys Creek will be a globally important science, research, innovation and industry hub, capitalising on the industries of advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defence, and agribusiness and the nearby Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport,” Mayor Waller said.
“The Aerotropolis, located in the Liverpool Local Government Area, is the perfect home for CSIRO. The organisation will drive collaboration and the delivery of cutting-edge science to support the growth of Western Sydney and Australia, having invented some of the key technologies that underpin modern life including the commercial application of WiFi.”
Mayor Waller said moving 450 of CSIRO’s Sydney-based staff members westward would further strengthen the Aerotropolis and Liverpool, enticing other national and global industry leaders to invest in the region.
“Continued investment in commercial operations, transport, freight and education infrastructure will bring new job opportunities for residents and cement Liverpool as Sydney’s third CBD,” Mayor Waller said.
“Council continues to work closely with the NSW and Federal governments and the tertiary education and private sectors to attract investment in the region, so having the likes of CSIRO call our backyard home is a testament to the shared vision and drive of all involved to shape Liverpool and the nearby Aerotropolis as cities of the future.”
Mayor Waller said Council was doing its bit to drive the region’s economic growth.
“CSIRO’s move complements what’s happening in the Liverpool Innovation Precinct, established in partnership between Council and local institutions to harness the city’s key strengths in health, research and education,” Mayor Waller said.
“We are also revitalising the Liverpool CBD as part of our recently endorsed Public Domain Master Plan, paving the way to a greener, more vibrant and active city centre, and plans are progressing well for a vital transport link between the Liverpool city centre, the Aerotropolis and the Airport.
“The Fifteenth Avenue Smart Transit (FAST) Corridor is our vision for a frequent and rapid public transport connection to the new airport from Sydney’s third CBD, which could also allow us to create new, sustainable communities along the route which are sensitive to their parkland and agribusiness setting.”
Visit www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/fastcorridor for up-to-date information about Council’s FAST Corridor project.