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Fast Facts About Macquarie Park

Macquarie Park has really made a name for itself as one of Australia's preeminent business centres. With resources in education, transport, retail and lifestyle, the future is looking bright for Sydney's fastest growing business centre. 

Fast Facts on Macquarie Park

Below are ten facts that justify the claim Macquarie Park is Australia's fastest growing and most innovative business park: 

  1. In January 2014 Macquarie Park officially became the second largest business district in NSW with 854,251m2 of commercial space ahead of North Sydney with 848,605 m2 (Source: Property Council for NSW Office Market Resport Jan 2014);

  2. There are 45,000 jobs (approx) located in Macquarie Park and this is projected to double in the next 20 years (Source: ABS Census 2011 by place of work - 43,287 jobs );

  3. Macquarie University is a world-class university with a state-of-the-art library and has the largest student exchange programme in the Australia;

  4. Macquarie University Hospital is one of the most advanced hospitals in the country and is also home of the Australian School of Advanced Medicine;

  5. Macquarie Centre will soon be the largest suburban shopping centre in NSW with 138,500m2 when the redevelopment is completed in 2014. (Source: Macquarie Centre website);

  6. It is home to various ASX-listed companies and household names such as Optus, Microsoft, Sony, Johnson & Johnson, Honeywell, Oracle, CSIRO and Cochlear just to name a few.

  7. 'Connect Macquarie Park + North Ryde' seeks to promote and facilitate sustainabile transport solutions for Macquarie Park and is the only transport management association of its kind operating in NSW;

  8. The precinct is serviced by Sydney's newest trainline, the Chatswood to Epping Rail Line with three stations Macquarie University, Macquarie Park and North Ryde. It also has links to the M2 Motorway;

  9. Macquarie Park is master planned to double in size over the next 20 years to 2.5 million m2 of commercial space making it 4th largest CBD in Australia behind Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane;

  10. There are currently 30,000 university students and this projected to increase by approximately 25,000 in the next 20 years.