New Macquarie data centre announced in Sydney

Macquarie Data Centres announced a new data centre at its Macquarie Park Data Centre Campus in Sydney. The company has said that the new Intellicentre 3 Super West will be designed, constructed and operated to meet the needs of corporate, government and multinational customers and enhance New South Wales’ cybersecurity infrastructure and capabilities.

They have commenced a State Significant Development Application process to build the 32-megawatt (MW) IT load facility. The new facility will be the largest data centre on the campus, bringing the total IT load of the campus to 50MW. Intellicentre 3 (IC3) Super West is designed to seamlessly interconnect with IC3 East.

The company expects the project to create more than 1,200 jobs in construction, engineering, cybersecurity, and other fields. It expects to complete construction of Phase 1 of IC3 Super West in the second half of the calendar year 2023, subject to final Board approvals, with planning permission expected to be granted in early 2022.

“This data centre will attract new investment into Australia from multinationals looking to expand in the Asia Pacific region,” David Tudehope, CEO of Macquarie Telecom Group, said. “The New South Wales digital economy is rapidly growing, and this project will create world-class infrastructure and valuable long-term jobs in the digital and cybersecurity sector.”

“This global-scale data centre will be one of the most certified facilities in the region,” David Hirst, an executive at Macquarie Data Centres Group, added. “Data is growing exponentially, and we have demonstrated time and time again our ability to deliver infrastructure to meet that growth. Our data centres are sovereign, secure and certified to manage Australia’s most important data and drive the digital economy.”

The announcement follows the successful, on-time and on-budget completion of Macquarie’s IC5 Bunker facility in Canberra, and the IC3 East (Phase 1) facility at its Macquarie Park Data Centre Campus located in Sydney’s North Zone, a 100 million dollars plus investment that has brought over 1,600 jobs to Sydney and Canberra during the pandemic.

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