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Council welcomes agricultural research hub

Publish on 19 Dec 2018 All suburbs Airds, Ambarvale, Bardia, Blair Athol, Blairmount, Bow Bowing, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Claymore, Denham Court, Eagle Vale, Englorie Park, Eschol Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Glenfield, Gregory Hills, Holsworthy, Ingleburn, Kearns, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Long Point, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Menangle Park, Minto, Minto Heights, Mount Annan, Raby, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Andrews, St Helens Park, Varroville, Wedderburn, Woodbine, Woronora Dam, Outside LGA,

Media Release - 19 December 2018

The announcement of a new world class agricultural research facility planned for Menangle has been welcomed by Council.

Yesterday, the Department of Primary Industries and the University of Sydney declared that it was preparing to sign a Memorandum of Understanding around options to relocate the University’s current facilities at Cobbitty to land at the Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute.

"The development of a new educational and research institute would complement the existing innovation and research opportunities within our city," said Mayor George Brticevic.

"This level of investment would benefit the region by creating more job opportunities and supports our position as a forward thinking, connected community," Cr Brticevic said.

"We are excited about this decision for a new institute that would advance research to support agribusiness, biosecurity, and plant and animal science," he said.

The relocation would provide enhanced laboratory facilities, improve infrastructure, expand education facilities, provide improved access to public transport and increase availability of experienced staff required to respond to any emergency disease events.

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