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Infrastructure

Macquarie Park is Sydney's fastest growing business precinct with over 80% of the current commercial building stock being built within the last 10 years.

Two major recent developments include:

  • the $180 million Macquarie University Hospital, completed in 2010, which is now among the country's most technologically advanced medical facilities; and

  • a $1 billion investment by Macquarie University in 2011 for infrastructure and capital works. These include a new state-of-the-art library, redevelopment of the student services building, and a purpose-built research facility for speech and language disorders.

Heavy investment into infrastructure has also been integral in seeing growth in Macquarie Park, including:

  • the Lane Cove Tunnel, completed in 2007, provides workers in Macquarie Park with a fast link to Sydney's orbital motorway network and allows drivers to avoid Epping Road congestion;

  • the Chatswood-Epping Line began connecting the two major railway stations in 2009, improving the commuting experience by introducing stations at North Ryde, Macquarie Park and Macquarie University; and

  • a $550 million Hills M2 upgrade in 2013 reduced travelling times between the city, the Macquarie Park business district and the northwest of Sydney. It also introduced new on and off ramps to make the trip even easier.