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World-leading aerospace and defence industries are already being attracted to the region. Western Parkland City offers new and existing opportunities,  working with government to foster a sustainable cluster of research,  development and educational activities to integrate and drive collaboration.

The commitment to build an Aerospace Institute in Western Sydney Aerotropolis will contribute to the Science, Technology, Engineering  and Mathematics (STEM) education ecosystem in the region. The Institute will include a STEM university, a high performance secondary school and an advanced vocational education and training facility.

New market entrants will be supported by a strong existing supply chain and University research network.

Aerospace benefits

The Western Parkland City aerospace and defence industry community is growing

  • Royal Australian Air Force facilities at Richmond (25 kilometres north of the Airport) Glenbrook (16 kilometres north-west of the Airport) and Holsworthy Army Barracks (27 kilometres south-east of the Airport) provide a defence presence in close proximity to the Aerotropolis.
  • Northrop Grumman, a major US defence contractor, has committed to invest A$50 million in a site within the aerospace and defence industries precincts.