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Message from the ATP MD Roy Wakelin-King

The following appeared the ATP's electronic newsletter in May 2009 and it provides some information about activites at the ATP. The link to the newletter is provided at the foot of the page.

I would like to extend a warm welcome to the Australian Technology Park’s first electronic newsletter.

In my discussions with tenants, people have asked for greater communication from Australian Technology Park Precinct Management Ltd, with this being done in a more environmentally conscious manner. Combining technology and sustainability is a key feature of the ATP, and we would like to play our part through this e-newsletter process.

People have also asked for ease of distribution to reach all ATP members. We hope our e-newsletter will achieve this; however, we are always open to suggestions on how to improve. Any feedback would be gratefully received.

I want to begin this issue with news about the sale of the ATP, announced in the late-2008 State mini-budget and now in the due diligence phase. The ATPPM is currently assisting the NSW Government with preparation for the sale process by gathering information about the site and its buildings, and confirming details regarding leases, heritage and future development. We will provide you with updates on progress as significant developments occur.

In relation to day-to-day operations, I am delighted to report that the ATP has gained some very positive exposure via events hosted on site. Episodes of television shows MasterChef and Top Gear, filmed on the Park earlier this year, featured ATP signage and reached audiences of around 1.4 and 0.3 million respectively in April.

Equally pleasing is progress on the new Channel Seven building, now nine months into construction. In this short time Watpac, the building contractor, has removed 53,000 cubic metres of excavated material and poured a further 29,600 cubic metres of concrete onto the site. Two features of the new facility that tenants will be interested in are a cafe that opens onto a landscaped public area and a car park with spaces for several hundred vehicles.

We have also leased the Biomedical Building to the University of Sydney. This is a great outcome for the ATP and we welcome the University into this building for their tenure with us.

I would like to again extend my appreciation for your ongoing support of the ATP. In these challenging times the ATP continues to perform strongly. We are committed to ensuring that this is sustained and look forward to working with you into the future.

Roy Wakelin-King


Source: http://artofmultimedia.com.au/clients/atp/news/md.html

The ATP website has also been relaunched at www.atp.com.au