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Infrastructure in New South Wales

As Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales has a commitment to delivering a pipeline of major infrastructure projects that will serve its population now and into the future. Underpinned by an ambitious 20-year infrastructure strategy from the New South Wales Government, the pipeline includes new public transport networks, modern roads, schools and hospitals that are all in either the project planning or delivery stage.

Major transport projects currently underway as part of a A$41.4 billion infrastructure program include:

  • the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, located near Sydney’s new Nancy-Bird Walton International Airport
  • upgrades to the Port of Newcastle, enabling full use of its assets to increase trade through new, efficient and cost-effective supply chains.

International businesses looking to join the New South Wales infrastructure ecosystem will be welcomed and supported in line with the government’s ambitious international investment strategy dedicated to supporting a strong and resilient economy, fostering innovation and stimulating new business investment.

And the many innovation precincts and centres of excellence in New South Wales make it perfectly suited for investment. Think Tech Central, Sydney’s newest world-class innovation and technology precinct, which will be home to the Sydney Quantum Academy and future Space Industry Hub and local technology giant Atlassian as an anchor tenant.

The Transport and Logistics Knowledge Hub ensures best-practice in transport and facilitates industry connection, while The Living Lab at CSIRO’s Data61 connects the transport and logistics industries to best-practice activities from research and industry. The Smart Innovation Centre is an innovation incubator bringing together industry, investors, researchers, government agencies, vehicle manufacturers, technology providers and data analysts to test and trial technologies supporting transport infrastructure.

Incentives, grants and support

A range of services, grants and funding are available to help businesses excel in the infrastructure sector in New South Wales.

  • The A$250 million Jobs Plus Program supports companies who want to relocate their head offices to New South Wales or expand their employment footprint in the state.
  • The Regional Job Creation Fund supports regional investment and job creation by offering up to A$10 million in co-funding for qualified projects. Likewise, the Regional Skills Relocation Grant is available to assist with the relocation costs of eligible skilled workers from metropolitan areas.
  • Investment NSW is dedicated to attracting and growing Australian and global companies, overseas capital and talent and offers a variety of resources for businesses and investors.
  • The New South Wales government’s Global NSW Team can support businesses with a range of free services to export their products and services and attract international investment.

Case study

Amazon will open a new advanced 200,000 square metre storage and distribution centre near the Western Sydney Aerotropolis. The facility is expected to be the largest fulfilment centre built in Australia with the ability to operate 24/7. The centre will incorporate Amazon’s latest robotics systems, the first time they will have been deployed in the southern hemisphere.