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Jobs Plus Rex Airlines Announcement

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Where we're standing now is in, it's a concrete shell, basically. It's at Sydney Airport. And it's the site of our new lounge that we're going to build here at Sydney Airport to accommodate more passengers. And we're building it, and the only reason we are able to build it is because of Investment NSW Jobs Plus Program and the investment they're making in Rex.

The Jobs Plus Program is a $250 million program to ensure that businesses can expand their operations in NSW or to also relocate into our great state. This support from the government will allow for the creation of a new maintenance hangar here at Sydney Airport, which means more science, technology, engineering and manufacturing jobs.

We'll expand our call centre in Orange, where we've had a call centre there for many years. It'll be dozens more jobs created in regional New South Wales.

It also means that we'll be able to fund a brand new Boeing simulator to go here in Mascot. And that's a huge investment on behalf of Rex, assisted by the NSW Government. And that means that Sydney will become a major training facility for Rex.

This is exactly what Jobs Plus was designed to do. To bring forward investment that was going to be delayed by COVID, or, in fact not even take place at all. Things like payroll tax incentives will ensure that businesses have the confidence to expand their operations like we're seeing with Rex today.

Jobs Plus is going to allow the NSW economy to bounce back faster.

We provide a concierge service so you can navigate your way through all of the planning approvals that exist here in New South Wales. Ultimately, it's about making sure there's a clear open for business sign and the NSW Government's here to help you invest.

Afterpay coming to Tech Central

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By securing fintech giant Afterpay as the second anchor tenant for Sydney's growing Tech Central precinct, we further strengthen New South Wales as the home of innovation. Signing the MOU with the New South Wales Government today is a really important milestone for us. A big investment into the tech community in terms of really creating a collaborative global hub and environment is something that the New South Wales Government and Investment New South Wales has been strongly developing. It's really exciting to be part of the old meeting the new again. And when you look at a site that's iconic as this the old brewery site here in Chippendale and seeing an environment that represents not only technology but just innovation, human ingenuity and new ways of doing things, I think it's fantastically symbolic. New technology going into a wonderful old building, which is such a great part of the Tech Central story. This announcement sends a clear message that New South Wales is fostering an ever growing ecosystem where companies large and small can take on the world. This is exactly what Tech Central is all about, and it's what Investment New South Wales is doing every single day. I'm excited for what the next couple of years holds working with not just government, but fellow tech companies in this amazing area.

Tech Central Quantum Terminal Launch

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The state's vision for a world-class innovation and technology precinct is coming to life, with Tech Central's Quantum Terminal welcoming its first tenants, a new Scaleup Hub on the way and affordable accommodation rebate set to attract new business.

Really exciting day down here at The Quantum Terminal, the new facility we've opened in Central Station, really bringing to life the concept of Tech Central. 

It will honestly be the Silicon Valley of the Southern Hemisphere.

With our sights firmly set on pandemic recovery,  our unprecedented support for startups and scaleups will accelerate innovation and investment attraction to futureproof and diversify our economy.

It's the trinity of tech. You've got A.I., robotics, quantum computing, you've got a Scaleup Hub... which will open July 1st in 2022, is 8,000 square metres over six floors designed specifically for scaleup hubs and those that support them.

We'll develop 25,000 innovation jobs.

We'll have over 200,000 square metres of space available to technology and innovation businesses.

Some of the first tenants are in and you can register to join them at the quantum terminal dot com.

The Tech Central Scaleup Accommodation Rebate is a fit-out and rental rebate that will be available for applicants from December.

You don't have to go overseas to grow your business.

We're going to create spaces here. We're going to give you the support.

Explore the whole of the Tech Central precinct with the new interactive map at T C Dot Sydney today.

mRNA and RNA industry and research in NSW

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We've learnt a lot about mRNA and RNA vaccines, and they're really a game changer.

New South Wales is incredibly well-placed to be a location to manufacture and continue to invest in mRNA and RNA research because of the amazing combination of universities that we've got here and their strong level of collaboration.

We've got a highly skilled medical workforce, which is really at the leading edge of research anywhere around the world.

And our new innovation district is really changing the game when it comes to the consolidation of research and working closely with our health sector. New South Wales is known globally as the Asia-Pac hub for biotech and smart jobs.

We have the track record, capability, and financial capacity to deliver complex health-related infrastructure and are committed to supporting businesses locating in New South Wales.

We have 11 state universities in New South Wales, four of whom are in the top 200 universities in the world. In addition, we have 19 health research organisations.

The CSIRO has major labs in Sydney, and of course we have the Australia Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, ANSTO.

The universities have come together to build an RNA Alliance.

This brings together the strongest and the best researchers in RNA and related technologies into one organisation.

This new UNSW RNA Institute has been set up with $25 million funding to really push the frontier in RNA therapeutics and RNA science.

And I think that could be really attractive for companies to come to New South Wales to work with us.

Our accelerating R&D in New South Wales Action Plan is supporting the capabilities for future industries and growing new jobs and our economy.

The development of genomic medicine is the future of healthcare, and mRNA is one of those vital components for gene therapies going forward.

One of the primary benefits is the improvement to patient care that we can make.

That is at the heart of what we're trying to achieve. You need to know you've got the skills and capacity and personnel that are world-leading. We definitely have those.

New South Wales is perfectly positioned to take national and international leadership in this area. 
So not only do we need to invest more in those technologies to fight COVID-19 today, they're also going to help us future-proof our communities against future pandemics.

NSW Digital Games Rebate Announcement

CSIRO Innovation Partnership signing

ILM partnership

Investment NSW

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[Amy Brown – Chief Executive – Investment NSW]:

Investment NSW is a one stop shop for private sector investment, both domestically and globally. As NSW recovers from COVID-19, economic growth is a major priority. To help our state thrive, Investment NSW has been created to leverage our global position as a safe place to do business, attracting overseas investment and creating new jobs.

Investment NSW will act as a concierge, helping businesses to navigate the many ways of partnering with the NSW Government. This includes precinct development, research commercialisation and hosting major events that gather attention from around the world. To make it happen, NSW Government groups have been consolidated to bring all our trade and investment attraction efforts together in one place. It will maximise economic benefit for the people of NSW and ensure that our state is well positioned into the future.

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Tech Central

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[Gladys Berejiklian – Premier of NSW]:

Today’s a very exciting day, not just for Sydney and New South Wales, but for Australia. To be able to partner with Atlassian in having their signature head office right here, at what will be Tech Central, is a wonderful coup for our state. 

[Scott Farquhar – CEO, Atlassian]:

We think that Sydney has the potential to be one of the tech hubs of the world and we’re really proud to be the anchor tenet here.


Sydney can be the next global tech hub.

[Mike Cannon-Brookes – CEO, Atlassian]:

The precinct will be a place where people can come to build the world’s best technology from all over Sydney, but hopefully from all over Australia, and from all over the world.


Tech Central will house more than 25,000 tech workers.

[Mike Cannon-Brookes – CEO, Atlassian]:

Tech Central will house more than 25,000 high technology workers and will have more than 4000 Atlassian jobs in the building itself.


4,000+ Atlassian employees

[Stuart Ayres – Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney]:

Tech Central presents itself as a fantastic opportunity to renew the southern end of the Sydney CBD, but most importantly, it sends a strong international signal that the NSW Government wants to embrace the technology and innovation economy. 

[Mike Cannon-Brookes – CEO, Atlassian]:

The construction will create more than 2,500 construction jobs.


Over 2,500 construction jobs created

[Mike Cannon-Brookes – CEO, Atlassian]:

Will be an amazing example of the type of smart, green recovery projects that our economy needs. 


“Smart, green recovery projects” 

[Mike Cannon-Brookes – CEO, Atlassian]: 

Bringing jobs and investment to Sydney and to NSW. 


Bringing jobs & investment to Sydney and NSW 

[Stuart Ayres – Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney]: 

We want to be a talent vortex.


Creating a dynamic ecosystem across the technology and innovation sectors 

[Stuart Ayres – Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney]:

It’s about creating a dynamic ecosystem, right across the technology and innovation sectors. So we say to the world, that if you want to grow in this sector, Sydney is the place to do it.

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