A collaborative future for innovation precinct

13 Aug 2018
Three people meeting around a computer in a cafe setting

The Greater Sydney Commission will be part of a NSW Government taskforce to deliver a technology and innovation precinct between Central Station and Eveleigh, advancing the Commission’s Camperdown-Ultimo Collaboration Area.

Key tech industry players including Atlassian, Fishburners and representative body Tech Sydney will work closely with the NSW Government co-create the precinct, bolstering Greater Sydney’s reputation as a national innovation powerhouse.

The taskforce will be headed by Jobs for NSW chair David Thodey, with CEO Sarah Hill representing the Commission. The taskforce also includes representatives from University of Technology Sydney, University of Sydney, Sydney Business Chamber and industry experts from a range of Australian start-ups.

With a strong focus on boosting employment and investment, the initiative is expected to create 10,000 new jobs by 2036.

Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull AO said the planned technology precinct will enhance the outcomes of the Commission’s Camperdown-Ultimo Collaboration Area.

“Collaboration is at the heart of the Commission’s vision for Greater Sydney, so we’re very excited to be involved in this project which will catalyse our efforts in Camperdown-Ultimo,” Ms Turnbull said.

“The precinct has a powerful combination of major universities and a strong agglomeration of tech, innovation and creative industry firms so this is a fantastic opportunity to nurture the immense economic potential for the area.

“By joining forces, we can revitalise the Central to Eveleigh area and deliver quality employment and innovation opportunities.”

The taskforce will also build on the work of Transport for NSW on the vision and strategic framework for the Central Precinct Renewal Project.