WA Senator backs Rockingham Technopole concept

Gareth McKnightSound Telegraph
WA Liberal senator elect Linda Reynolds.
Camera IconWA Liberal senator elect Linda Reynolds. Credit: by Megan Powell The West Australian 02 May 2014.

WA Senator Linda Reynolds has spoken of her support for the City of Rockingham’s Technopole concept, stating it would be a boost for local skills and jobs.

The Telegraph revealed the Rockingham Renaissance plan earlier this year, with the local Government hoping to establish an innovation hub at the Murdoch University campus on Dixon Road.

Senator Reynolds said she was pleased to support the initiative along with the French Australian Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the steering committee.

“The Technopole is an exciting concept because it brings industry and academia together to not only realise our potential in the high-tech manufacturing and industrial spaces, but to provide the skills we need to sustain and grow local industry,” she said.

“I commend the City of Rockingham and DCNS for supporting the initiative and welcome the interest by broader defence industry.

“It’s great for skills, great for jobs, and great for industrial capability development.”

The Telegraph understands that an agreement with Murdoch University to base the innovation hub in Rockingham is close to being signed off.

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