House debates

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Statements by Members

Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct

1:51 pm

Photo of Ian GoodenoughIan Goodenough (Moore, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I wish to inform parliament that the road and infrastructure construction works are currently in process at the groundbreaking Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct in Neerabup. The facility was launched last year and is being developed as an industry-leading research, development and testing ground for automation, remote operations and robotics. Industry interest has been strong across a range of sectors, including mining and resources, research, education, technology innovation, remote operations, and drone and robotics suppliers, with several already having trialled the site for testing and research. The 51-hectare technology park will be one of the largest test facilities of its kind, providing users with access to modern facilities, including common-user testbeds, laboratories and design co-labs. The common-user facility building is scheduled to open in 2023. Development of the Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct is set to create 70 construction jobs, with up to 5,000 ongoing jobs in the fields of robotics, automation and remote operations expected to be sustained after completion. The AARP will attract technologically advanced industries and sustain highly skilled jobs based in the City of Joondalup Innovation Hub. (Time expired)