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Expanded Google presence secures NSW’s digital future

Investment NSW has welcomed Google Australia’s $1 billion investment in local infrastructure, research and partnerships, including a new expanded Sydney headquarters, as the state secures its future as the southern hemisphere’s premier digital and technology hub.

The Digital Future Initiative will invest in the foundations of an Australian digital economy and harness homegrown technology and talent. As part of the initiative, Google will deepen its partnership with Macquarie University to strengthen Australia’s quantum computing capabilities.

Investment NSW CEO Amy Brown said Google’s investment was a vote of confidence in NSW’s future as the region’s technology and innovation engine.

“The $1 billion Digital Future Initiative will see more than $370 million in direct investment into NSW and is set to create more than 2,000 direct jobs and support more than 9,000 total jobs,” Ms Brown said.

“This investment sends a clear message to the world that NSW is home to first-class research talent and an ever-growing innovation ecosystem that is primed to lead the world in developing the industries and jobs of the future.

“NSW is set to become a global leader in quantum technology, with Tech Central’s Quantum Terminal soon to open, offering more than 3,000 square metres of affordable co-working space for researchers, developers, engineers and mentors to collaborate on the cutting edge of quantum and adjacent technologies.”

Google will also launch its first ever research hub in Australia to turbocharge the development of new technology.

Google Australia Managing Director Mel Silva said the initiative was about investing in Australia’s digital future and helping accelerate progress to becoming a leading digital economy.

“The Digital Future Initiative is about bringing significant technology resources and capabilities to Australia, investing in the infrastructure that benefits people and businesses, and helping the best talent thrive here,” Ms Silva said.

“A strong digital future creates opportunities, improves the everyday and enables the extraordinary – and we’d love to help Australia and Australians make the most of the opportunity and build for tomorrow.”

Google’s expanded office in Pyrmont will be the company’s third Sydney office space and a key research and innovation hub for Sydney engineers and staff.

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