New tech precinct announced for Sydney

The NSW Government is partnering with the tech industry to help design a major new technology and innovation precinct stretching from Central to Eveleigh.

Atlassian, Australia’s largest tech company, along with other industry players including co-working space Fishburners, and industry representative body Tech Sydney, will work with the NSW Government to co-create the precinct.

A NSW Government taskforce, headed by Jobs for NSW chair David Thodey, will be created to lead design and development of the new technology and innovation precinct.

Representatives from University of Technology Sydney, University of Sydney and Sydney Business Chamber will join the taskforce, as well as industry experts from a wide range of Australian start-ups.

The initiative is expected to create 10,000 new jobs by 2036.

As well as driving more employment and investment, the planned technology precinct aims to help revitalise the Central to Eveleigh area and safeguard its heritage.

The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, said Central to Eveleigh is already home to Australia’s largest cluster of start-up firms.

“We want to use that as a base to grow new jobs and new businesses,” she said.

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