Technology Park (Bentley)

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Technology Park (Bentley) is Australia’s second oldest Technology Park. It opened in 1985.

In 1987 the Western Precinct was opened, housing the Australian Resources Research Centre (ARRC).

About the Park[edit]

Technology Park Bentley is a location for organisations engaged in:[1]

Tenants[edit]

Some 110 companies currently operate at any one time in the Park, which is operating at maximum capacity,[2] while all new tenants require government ministerial approval to locate in the Park. Tenants include Australian Institute of Technology Transfer, Curtin University, Horizon Power and the University of New South Wales, to name a few.[3]

Ownership and Governance[edit]

The Park is governed by the State Government’s Industry and Technology Development (ITD) Act (1998), which regulates the nature of businesses that can operate within the Park, ensuring tenants’ enterprises have a technological and innovation focus in research and development.

The Western Australian Government’s Minister for Commerce, through the Department of Commerce, manages the strategic direction and operations of the Park.[4]

Approximately 70% of the land is privately owned.

The Park is home to iVEC's Pawsey Centre which is a high performance computing centre, named after the ‘father of Australian radio astronomy’ Dr Joseph Lade Pawsey (1908–1962). The Centre hosts new supercomputing facilities and expertise to support the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) program, geosciences and other high-end science.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.techparkwa.org.au/index.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/ScienceInnovation/Content/Industry_Development/Research_centres_and_technology_precincts/Technology_Park_Bentley.html
  3. ^ http://techparkwa.com.au/tenants-at-technology-park-bentley/ Tenants
  4. ^ http://www.techparkwa.org.au/about-park-overview.shtml

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°59′50″S 115°53′27″E / 31.9973°S 115.8907°E / -31.9973; 115.8907