The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has announced a plan for Sydney’s south involving ANSTO’s campus at Lucas Heights becoming the city’s newest nexus where industry connects with science, and the local community connects with the world.
Under the ANSTO plan, science would be put to work delivering innovation for industry and jobs of the future for the Greater Sydney South District.
ANSTO’s Collaboration Area Place Strategy was launched by the Greater Sydney Commission in conjunction with 17 businesses, Local, State and Federal Governments, policy groups and other stakeholders.
Chief Executive of ANSTO, Adi Paterson said the strategy would further position both ANSTO and Sydney’s Sutherland Shire as leaders in global innovation.
“ANSTO’s Lucas Heights campus will become the place where some of Australia’s best and brightest scientists, engineers and graduates connect with emerging industries and entrepreneurs to develop the new solutions that will support our economy and jobs growth into the future,” Dr Paterson said.
“The strategy outlines a bold vision for ANSTO’s Innovation Precinct to become a globally-connected community with Government researchers and start-ups creating solutions in a well-connected campus.”
He said ANSTO was already well connected globally and was also one of the largest employers in the Sutherland Shire.
“This strategy will help build on those features through improvements to public transport access, accommodation and connections throughout the campus,” Dr Paterson said.
Among other local and regional benefits, the project is set to generate an estimated 3,740 new jobs in southern Sydney and more than 5,000 jobs in NSW over the next 20 years.