The New South Wales Government has signed off on the 10th memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a Space Industry Hub from 18 NSW space companies, research and education institutions, as well as the CSIRO in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said that the agreements in place will generate up to 200,000 jobs, and deliver millions of dollars in further investment.
“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.”
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.”