Technology park gets strategy council

The NSW Government has appointed an eight-member advisory council to provide strategic direction at Sydney's Australian Technology Park.

To support the state's major IT hub, the Australian Technology Park Advisory Council will link industry, research and commerce, and address the skills gap in the NSW workforce. Last month the NSW Premier Bob Carr launched a $50 million IT skills development plan to address the shortage. The park will be home to a Technology High School by 2003.

The facility is also home to more than 40 companies, including Australia's largest supercomputing facility available for public use.

Today the technology park community numbers 1000 but this is expected to grow to around 8000 over the next decade.

The council includes representatives from the University of Sydney, Johnson & Johnson Research, Energy Australia and Iris Communications.

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