Lewis Land Group’s business and technology park in Sovereign Hills expected to fuel growth and jobs | Port Macquarie News

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A business and technology park being developed in Sovereign Hills has the potential to accommodate around 20 businesses as part of an economic boost for the area. Civil works have begun on the 2.3-hectare first stage of Lewis Land Group’s business and technology park in downtown Sovereign Place. The Port Data Center will be part of the new district. The opportunity for a new site appealed to the company after reviewing numerous sites on the north coast. The port data center worked with Lewis Land Group throughout the design phase to ensure adequate power requirements. Port Data Center General Manager Garry King said the land ticks so many boxes, including Lewis Land Group’s plan for the business and technology park, underground power and closer connectivity with the fiber network. main. “Then it came down to my existing staff, and the way Port Macquarie develops, I wanted to keep it as local as possible,” Mr King said. The port’s data center will establish a facility for telecommunications operators to house their equipment. The center is expected to employ 30 people, with around 10 to 12 existing people. There will be more companies to come. Lewis Land Group CEO Matthew McCarron said they were in talks with a number of other companies considering moving to the business and technology park. “These businesses are coming from Port Macquarie, and often it’s new businesses that are getting established, but also businesses from out of town looking to relocate,” he said. “We’re seeing the biggest demand coming from technology companies, but we’re also talking to a range of other companies.” McCarron said the benefit of the blank site was the flexibility for businesses in terms of site size. “This allows us to co-develop premises that are really fit for purpose and made for the companies that are setting up, but also allow them to grow over time,” he said. Mr McCarron said the large site currently totals 2.3ha with room to grow as demand changes. Lewis Land Group is inviting expressions of interest from companies, including the clean manufacturing, healthcare and information technology sectors. Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce board member Michael Mowle said the business and technology park was unique and conveniently located near the Oxley Highway and Pacific Highway interchange. He said his strength was in the white-collar and high-tech companies they were trying to attract to the area, not only local businesses that would expand into this space, but also inbound companies wanting to locate here. . “If you can get a critical mass of these kinds of companies, you’ll get others like it,” Mowle said. Liesa Davies, of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, said developments such as the business and technology park were well placed to boost investment and jobs at a time of unprecedented growth. The business and technology park is part of the $100 million Sovereign Place Town Center neighborhood, which includes retail, office, community facilities and public open spaces, surrounded by homes and townhouses. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content: Bookmark our website Make sure you’re signed up for our up-to-the-minute and regular newsletters You can support us with a subscription Follow us on Twitter: @portmacnews Follow us on Instagram: @portmacnews Follow us on Google News

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