Home Industry Market Western Australia plans massive technology precinct
×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 63
Western Australia's industry and enterprise minister, Francis Logan, has unveiled plans for what he claims will be Australia's biggest technology precinct and the only one dedicated to information and communications technology.

The State Government had committed $8.55million for the initial infrastructure requirements for the long-term project. It will be created through a sevenfold increase in the size of the current 42ha Bentley Technology Park, already one of the biggest in Australia. According to Logan, it will be home to telecommunications, information services and computer gaming companies, as well as companies that service this sector including specialised lawyers, patent specialists and financial houses.

$2.2million will be spent to construct a high-speed fibre network within the existing park that will be linked to the CBD and provide initial connection speeds of 1Gbps. This will eventually be expanded to incorporate the whole precinct, providing access speeds up to 10Gbps.

Logan said the Bentley Technology Precinct would establish Western Australia as a dynamic technology-driven destination and secure its international standing as an innovation leader; creating a culture of innovation, with cutting-edge architecture and eco-friendly services. "It will be Australia's Silicon Valley - but with soul."

He claimed that numerous ICT companies from around the world were looking to move into the precinct and said that US-based Interzone, which develops online entertainment products, has already established its game development studio there.

 "The Bentley Technology Precinct will become a destination where business meets research and research has access to business; where knowledge is shared among companies and partnerships are established," Logan said.

"The precinct will become a lifestyle, integrating people, business, technology and education within an energetic and vibrant environment. Cafes, bars and restaurants will become boardrooms and central, shared facilities will provide mentoring and support for companies at all stages of commercialisation. Sustainable transport options will be explored and pathways expanded for a pedestrian friendly location.

"The precinct will be an environment where established businesses can grow and new businesses have opportunities and support to develop, further strengthening the future growth of the State's economy."

The draft structure plan for the precinct was developed in consultation with the neighbouring Curtin University of Technology, City of South Perth, Town of Victoria Park, Government departments, industry, academia, researchers and the community. The community and other stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback on the draft plan via a blog site http://www.communityofminds.com.au

LEARN HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF A CYBER ATTACK

Australia is a cyber espionage hot spot.

As we automate, script and move to the cloud, more and more businesses are reliant on infrastructure that has the high potential to be exposed to risk.

It only takes one awry email to expose an accounts’ payable process, and for cyber attackers to cost a business thousands of dollars.

In the free white paper ‘6 Steps to Improve your Business Cyber Security’ you’ll learn some simple steps you should be taking to prevent devastating and malicious cyber attacks from destroying your business.

Cyber security can no longer be ignored, in this white paper you’ll learn:

· How does business security get breached?
· What can it cost to get it wrong?
· 6 actionable tips

DOWNLOAD NOW!

10 SIMPLE TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR ORGANISATION FROM RANSOMWARE

Ransomware attacks on businesses and institutions are now the most common type of malware breach, accounting for 39% of all IT security incidents, and they are still growing.

Criminal ransomware revenues are projected to reach $11.5B by 2019.

With a few simple policies and procedures, plus some cutting-edge endpoint countermeasures, you can effectively protect your business from the ransomware menace.

DOWNLOAD NOW!

 

Popular News

 

Telecommunications

 

Sponsored News

 

 

 

 

Connect