19 August 2019
Liverpool City Council has welcomed the NSW Government’s signing of a number of agreements with global companies to set up in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis while the NSW Premier was in Britain and Germany on a trade mission.
“We are particularly excited about the news that global defence manufacturer BAE Systems has signed a memorandum of understanding to build a new space and research facility in the Aerotropolis,” Mayor Waller said.
“This means jobs in Liverpool. We know WSIA will create a broad range of jobs for the people of Liverpool. What we are starting to see is just how exciting the opportunities will be in the surrounding area.
Liverpool City Council's vision of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis
“The Australian Space Agency may be based in Adelaide but the real work is being done in South West Sydney at the Aerotropolis which will establish itself very close to a full-service 24-hour international airport at Badgerys Creek.
“BAE Systems is going to increase its presence in Australia from 4000 jobs to 7500 jobs in the next five to 10 years.”
Mayor Waller also welcomed Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s strengthened ties with the Australian arm of D B Schenker on a number of logistics initiatives in the Aerotropolis.
She supported the Premier’s signing of an agreement with GE Additive, a world leader in 3D printing, and with the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, which will establish a world-class advanced manufacturing centre at Badgerys Creek.
The Aerotropolis will contribute to 200,000 new jobs for western Sydney in education and research, aerospace and defence, agribusiness, advanced manufacturing health care, freight and logistics.
Mayor Waller said the new global players would join Aerotropolis anchor tenant Northrop Grumman and other international heavyweights Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group.
She said Liverpool City Council would continue to play a leading role in encouraging major global players to set up in the Aerotropolis.