Macquarie Announces New Data Centre in Sydney

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Macquarie announced a new data centre at its Macquarie Park Data Centre Campus in Sydney. Intellicentre 3 Super West will be designed, constructed and operated to meet the needs of corporate, government and multi-national customers and enhance New South Wales’ cybersecurity infrastructure and capabilities, the company said. 

Macquarie has commenced the application process today to build the 32-megawatt (MW) IT load facility. The new data centre is said to bring the total IT load of the campus to 50MW. The new facility will be the largest data centre in the Sydney. 

Intellicentre 3 (IC3) Super West is designed to seamlessly interconnect with IC3 East. The company expects the data centre project to create more than 1,200 jobs in construction, engineering, cybersecurity, and other fields. It expects to complete construction of Phase 1 of IC3 Super West in the second half of 2023, subject to final Board approvals, with planning permission expected to be granted in early 2022.

“This data centre will attract new investment into Australia from multinationals looking to expand in the Asia Pacific region,” said Macquarie Telecom Group CEO David Tudehope.

IC3 Super West is designed to achieve Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC) Zone 4 or higher security, ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (information security), PCI DSS 3.2, ISO 45001(occupational health and safety), ISO 14001 (environmental management), and a host of other security, safety and efficiency standards.

The Macquarie Park Data Centre Campus will also be the home of the Sovereign Cyber Security Centre of Excellence with an integrated mix of leading edge physical and virtual infrastructure designed to monitor and manage cybersecurity events. 

The centre with be monitored by trained engineers equipped with the latest tools.

Macquarie Data Centres completed Macquarie’s IC5 Bunker facility in Canberra, and the IC3 East (Phase 1) facility at its Macquarie Park Data Centre Campus located in Sydney’s North Zone – a circa AU$100 million plus investment which has brought over 1,600 jobs to Sydney and Canberra during the pandemic.

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