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Aerotropolis and Western Parkland City vision takes shape in the NSW Budget

Realising the vision for the Western Parkland City has taken a big leap forward in the NSW Budget, with funding allocated towards several key projects in and around the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the NSW Budget includes funding to kick start business cases on the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) and the New Education Training Model (NETM).

"Our vision is for the Western Parkland City to be Australia's home of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the catalyst for advanced careers," Mr Ayres said. 

"That is why we are getting on with the job of producing a business case for an initial 13,000sq m AMRF with space for business, industry and government to test great ideas and take them from a concept to a reality.

"At the same time a separate business case will be produced for a new model of education (NETM) centred around micro-credentials to close skills gaps and create a highly skilled local workforce."

The business cases for the AMRF and NETM are a crucial stage in the delivery of the key projects which will help drive the creation of more than 200,000 jobs across the Western Parkland City and are expected to be finalised by mid-2021.

"The NSW Government already has 18 Memorandums of Understanding in place with global and local companies keen to have a presence in the Aerotropolis, and the CSIRO has agreed to move 450 of its staff into a new state of the art facility at the heart of the new CBD," Mr Ayres said.

"We are now well on the way to realising our vision for the Western Parkland City which will support a jobs boom."

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