Cool plan to boost jobs in Western Sydney
World-leading air conditioning technology company, Daikin, is set to expand its Western Sydney headquarters and manufacturing operations under the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s $250 million Jobs Plus Program.
Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade Alister Henskens said the company, which designs and manufactures state-of-the-art products used by businesses, organisations and homeowners across the globe, will bring an additional 45 highly skilled jobs and 223 indirect jobs to its advanced manufacturing facility in Chipping Norton.
“Jobs Plus is unlocking the enormous potential of home-grown businesses, as well as attracting global heavyweights like Daikin to expand in our state, which will help to drive the NSW economy forward in line with our long-term economic plan,” Mr Henskens said.
“Daikin is a global leader in air conditioning technology. This investment will support the growth of its headquarters and manufacturing facility right here in Sydney and bring even more diverse and highly skilled employment opportunities to NSW.
“Our investment in Daikin is part of a suite of more than 1,700 jobs being created by this round of Jobs Plus, in some of NSW’s fastest growing industries, such as audio tech, quantum computing, healthcare, food and electric vehicles.
“These jobs will boost the state’s thriving economy, help to develop even more world-leading products, and cement NSW as Australia’s innovation capital.”
Daikin General Manager of Manufacturing Nicholas MacDonald said the expansion of its Chipping Norton manufacturing facility will allow the company to bring even more jobs to Western Sydney.
“Western Sydney has been the home of our manufacturing operations in Australia for 40 years. With the construction of a second factory, we will be able to increase our manufacturing capabilities and expand our capacity for research and development,” Mr MacDonald said.
Jobs Plus support is provided through a range of initiatives including payroll tax relief, support for infrastructure and subsidised training programs, along with the provision of free or subsidised government spaces and accommodation.
More information about the program is available online.
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