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Aerotropolis brings global powerhouse to Western Sydney

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Global defence powerhouse BAE Systems will help deliver a new cutting edge space research and development facility as part of a university and advanced manufacturing precinct being delivered at the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.

This past week, Premier Gladys Berejiklian was at BAE Systems headquarters in London to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the company, which will ensure NSW leads the nation in developing tomorrow’s scientists, engineers and mathematicians.

“The Aerotropolis we are building around the Western Sydney Airport is a great opportunity for firms around the world to invest in NSW”, Ms Berejiklian said.

“BAE Systems Australia’s interest in NSW as a destination for this research facility is a huge vote of confidence in our economy and our plans for the new airport city.

“This partnership will allow us to create the high tech jobs we need to keep NSW as the number one jobs market in the nation.”

BAE Systems has a long track record of supporting the Australian Defence Force to maintain a capability edge and with an already significant presence in NSW, its Australian arm is set to double in size in the next five to 10 years, from 4000 to 7500 jobs.

DB Schenker becomes foundation partner for Smart City Aerotropolis

Logistics solutions provider DB Schenker has also become a foundation partner of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, the commercial and logistics hub to be developed near the new Western Sydney Airport.

The Aerotropolis will be the 11,000ha area east of the airport including an advanced technology and aerospace precinct, while the west is being mooted as a freight, logistics and agribusiness precinct.

The Western City and Aerotropolis Authority (WCAA), a joint state and federal initiative, will facilitate the design and delivery of the Aerotropolis.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with DB Schenker board member for freight transport and logistics Alexander Doll for future cooperation around fields such as planning a digitally-enabled freight and logistics supply system, a modern cold-storage logistics hub, or logistics for the aerospace and defence sectors.

“The WCAA will work with DB Schenker to explore the best freight and logistics technologies for adoption in and around the Aerotropolis,” Berejiklian says.

DB Schenker says it intends to work cooperatively with the WCAA to promote the development of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.

“The Aerotropolis is set to become a pioneering project on our path to building smart cities with integrated transportation concepts and sustainable logistics solutions,” Doll says.

DB Schenker joins 9 other major freight companies who are now flying the flag for Western Sydney Airport.

Australia Post, DHL Express, DSV Air and Sea, FedEx, Menzies Aviation, Swissport, Qantas Freight, Skyroad Logistics and Wymap are the other nine partners to work on design concepts and operations for the freight hub at the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.

This latest announcement forms part of the NSW Government’s commitment to creating 200,000 jobs in and around the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, it also signals the continued global confidence in Western Sydney.

For savvy property investors, now is the time to make a purchase in Sydney’s western suburbs.