NextDC reception desk in West Perth. Image – Supplied.
  • To be located on 12.4 hectares in Western Sydney
  • Was purchased for $124M
  • CSR recently sold 12.4 hectares in Horsley Park for $124M

Another data centre announcement has been made in as many weeks, NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) has secured a site in Western Sydney as a location for its S4 data centre.

In mid-July, Macquarie Telecom Group (ASX: MAQ) announced that it had commenced the development application process for a data centre in Macquarie Park, some 17 kilometres north of the Sydney CBD.

With an initial investment of circa $78 million, the 32-megawatt facility is expected to bring over 1,200 jobs covering construction, engineering, cybersecurity and other occupations.

If approved, construction will begin in the second half of 2023 with the total IT load of the campus increasing to 50-megawatts.


The new data centre will be located in Horsley Park, an area in Western Sydney where building products company CSR recently sold 12.4 hectares for $124M.

Located some 42 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD, the site covers approximately 12.4 hectares and was purchased for $124 million. While subject to development approvals, the facility is expected to be capable of 300MW of capacity.

Development of the centre is expected to create some 500 new jobs.

In other news

Multiplex recently won the Best Project Award at the 2021 Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards in WA for its work on the NEXTDC centre in Perth.

The project also won Best Industrial Building for the $50 – $100 million category.

master builders wa best project award winner multiplex nextdc
Image – Supplied.

Located close to the CBD on Newcastle Street, the Uptime Tier IV (Design) certified facility is WA’s largest and most powerful data centre.

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