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Western Sydney businesses gear up for the future at Sydney Motorsport Park’s emerging Innovation Precinct

20-Apr-2021 16:47 | Tracy Dawson (Administrator)

By Blacktown City Council

In June last year, we highlighted the emerging development of the ‘Australian Motorsport Innovation Precinct’ at Sydney Motorsport Park.

This year, the councils of Blacktown, Cumberland and Fairfield are collaborating with the Australian Racing Drivers’ Club (operators of Sydney Motorsport Park) to present a follow up event to the highly successful ‘Advanced Manufacturing Symposium’ which was held at Sydney Motorsport Park in October 2019.

A Showcase event

The Greater Sydney region is already home to significant business activity across the fields of high-performance technology, allied automotive and precision engineering. The ‘invitation-only’ August 5 event will showcase the future potential of the Innovation Precinct for local businesses, and event preparations are well underway. The ARDC will also outline some of the innovative activities and operations of the organisations that are or will be based at the Park and share their facilities.

Event details

This year’s event titled “Gearing Up” provides attendees with the opportunity to engage with industry leaders, suppliers, researchers and entrepreneurs within the motorsport industry and across a wide range of industry sectors. The aim is to create a community that connects and collaborates on the development and demonstration of new processes and innovative technologies on an industrial scale.

High technology automotive related businesses and those operating in the advanced manufacturing, defence, aerospace, marine and medical instrumentation industries are invited to contact their local council representatives below. They are encouraged to attend and showcase their specialist expertise, new products or innovative manufacturing processes and technologies to their peers, potential partner, investors and clients, academia and related government bodies.

The Australian Motorsport Innovation Precinct (AMIP)

The Australian Racing Drivers’ Club (ARDC) has managed and operated Sydney Motorsport Park since 1996. Since 2011, the ARDC’s venue masterplan has driven a $52M+ capital investment programme with valuable co-investment by the NSW Government. This has provided significant improvements to key infrastructure, new and expanded racing circuit and allowed for a landmark permanent circuit lighting project to proceed. Included in this vision and investment is the new Innovation Precinct.

The aim of the Australian Motorsport Innovation Precinct is to provide a national/regional destination for innovation, business development and engineering - attracting businesses looking to achieve a competitive advantage by harnessing race-bred research and development, rapid prototyping capabilities, high tolerance engineering skills and next generation technology to find solutions to their everyday engineering issues.

The initial Stage One building of the Precinct is currently in the design and development phase and is slated to be open by mid 2022.

Contacts

If you want to know more about the event and receive an invitation, please contact the following:

If you’re based in Blacktown LGA contact - David Somerville

e. david.somerville@blacktown.nsw.gov.au

If you’re based in the Cumberland LGA contact – Helder Guerreiro

e. helder.guerreiro@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

If you’re based in the Fairfield LGA contact – Kay Pak

e: kpak@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au

If you’re located elsewhere, contact Peter Larum

e: peter@ardc.com.au


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