The first step towards the Western Sydney Aerotropolis is now underway with the turning of the first sod at the Sydney Science Park.
Once the development of the 280‐hectare Luddenham site is complete it’s expected to deliver more than 12,000 knowledge-based jobs, educate more than 10,000 students and provide homes for more than 10,000 residents.
The $5 billion project is owned by western Sydney-based property group, Celestino and will provide new world-class science laboratories and a state-of-the-art STEM school.
Penrith Mayor John Thain said in a statement that the park’s development will further cement Western Sydney’s place as a leading centre for research, education, jobs and opportunity.
“The Science Park will attract the world’s leading scientific professionals and organisations to Western Sydney and be a catalyst for more local jobs and investment in Penrith,” said Cr Thain.
“Potential linkages between the Science Park and work undertaken within The Quarter, Penrith’s award-winning health and education precinct, are also clear opportunities and an exciting prospect for researchers, educators and students from across the region.”
The Penrith region provides the perfect location for Sydney’s Science Park, where it will benefit from significant government investment in the region’s infrastructure. This includes new transport projects such as the North South Rail Link and major road upgrades, as well as the new Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek.
The development’s first stage will include a mix of commercial, residential, educational and open space, with the first commercial building and STEM school set to be operational by 2021.
Further information about the Sydney Science Park can be found at https://www.celestino.net.au/sydneysciencepark/residential.
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