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Industry Symposium takes Aerotropolis to the next level

All of the foundation partners committed to a presence in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis have come together for the first time to share their vision for the new Western Parkland City, which will be the catalyst for creating 200,000 jobs.

The 18 companies, which specialise in areas across aerospace, defence, manufacturing, healthcare, agribusiness and education, have gathered for the Western City & Aerotropolis Authority's Industry Symposium in Warwick Farm.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the Symposium would support continuing discussions between government and industry, which has been picking up pace in recent months.

"Planning and delivering the infrastructure, systems, technologies and places to enable a true smart city requires a different way of thinking, which is why we are working closely with industry to make sure we get this right," Mr Ayres said.

"Companies from across Australia and the world recognise the incredible opportunity we have to drive real economic growth, which is why we have 18 industry leaders now committed to Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) to design, deliver and develop the Aerotropolis.

"Internationally companies are looking to Western Sydney to invest which is why Hitachi have signed on to be the first tenant in the Aerotropolis and Siemens have committed to provide UTS with technology which will help train 25,000 university students with the skills they will need to work in the Aerotropolis."

The foundation partners were joined by representatives from across state and local governments all committed to work together to ensure investment, quality education, jobs, lifestyles and a successful future for the Western Parkland City.

The Western City & Aerotropolis Authority's Strategy, ‘Delivering for the Western Parkland City', was also released at the Symposium to outline the focus areas for the Authority as it continues to lead the delivery of the Aerotropolis and attract industry investment.

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