Macquarie Data Centres receives green light for new AI-ready Sydney Data Centre

Macquarie Technology Group has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Macquarie Data Centres Pty Ltd (MDC), has received confirmation from the Independent Planning Commission NSW that it has favourably determined MDC’s state significant development application for the construction of a third data centre at the Macquarie Park Data Centre Campus (IC3 SuperWest). Selected early works are presently being undertaken on the site. Commencement of the construction of Stage 1 remains subject to Board approval.

IC3 Super West will bring the total campus IT load of the company’s flagship Macquarie Park Data Centre Campus in Sydney’s North Zone up to a potential 63 Megawatts (MW). The facility will be able to accommodate the power and cooling demands of cloud and AI technology which have increasingly higher-density workloads.

IC3 Super West will optimise advanced new technology, such as liquid cooling and monitoring systems. Liquid cooling is a more energy efficient alternative to traditional air cooling that uses liquid to cool servers.

CEO and Founder of Macquarie Technology Group, David Tudehope, says:

“AI is the next significant megatrend for data centres and the digital economy, driving higher power density and demand for greater capacity. IC3 Super West represents the next phase of growth for Macquarie Data Centres as we become the secure and sovereign home of hyperscalers, cloud and AI customers in Australia.”

Group Executive of Macquarie Data Centres, David Hirst, says:

“Like Macquarie Data Centres’ other facilities, we intend for IC3 Super West to be Certified Strategic by the Australian Federal Government making it a secure and future-proofed choice for customers who want to do business in Australia.”

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