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24 February 2020 Posted by 


Major event with CEO speaking
OPPORTUNITIES for Western Sydney businesses at the new Aerotropolis will be the theme of a major event at Parramatta in March.

The event is being organized by CEDA – the Commonwealth Economic Development Authority and will be held at the Novotel on March 31.

Western City and Aerotropolis Authority Chief Executive Sam Sangster and key industry leaders will profile industry opportunities in Sydney’s West.

The Western City Aerotropolis is a once in a generation opportunity to transform Sydney’s economic and employment profile.

It is estimated that 1.5 million people are expected to live in the Western Parkland City in the next 20 years, representing a region that offers growth, transformation and opportunity.

The Aerotropolis will contribute 200,000 new jobs for Western Sydney by establishing a new high-skill jobs hub across aerospace and defence, manufacturing, healthcare, freight and logistics, agribusiness, education and research industries.

The event will examine:

  • Industry policy that maximises the potential of high-growth industries that will operate out of the Aerotropolis;
  • Business investment and attraction to the Western City;
  • Skills needs, educational priorities, and pathways to employment for graduates seeking work at the Aerotropolis; and
  • Insights on the Aerotropolis master-planning and development including placemaking, precinct activation and precinct management.

Mr Sangster’s career spans both the public and private sectors, including significant roles with some of Australia’s largest ASX-listed companies and professional service firms.

He has worked in the Victorian Government, delivering multi-billion dollar projects such as Melbourne’s Docklands in partnership with the private sector.

As CEO of Health Infrastructure NSW, Mr Sangster was responsible for steering the delivery of the largest portfolio of health capital works in Australia, spanning metro, regional and rural NSW.

During his six years of his tenure, he oversaw the growth of the portfolio from $3.2B in 2011-12 to $14.4B in 2018-19.


Michael Walls
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