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  • 1996

    Australian Technology Park officially opens in November.

  • 1997

    A site near the Garden Street entrance is earmarked for new facilities to house the Sydney Ambulance Centre (SAC) and the RTA Transport Management Centre.

  • 1997

    Construction begins on the Biotechnology Building (later to be known as the Biomedical Building).

  • 1998

    Australian Technology Park’s Conference and Exhibition Centre opens.

  • 1999

    Biomedical Building construction commences.

  • 2000

    A major management re-structure in August sees Australian Technology Park now governed by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA). Australian Technology Park Innovations Pty Limited (ATPi) is formed. Extensive site remediation and landscaping creates substantial new public open space throughout the park.

  • 2001

    Significant restoration and remediation works of The Blacksmith’s Workshop in Bays 1 and 2 completed; two new CRCs are also established – Smart Internet Technology (SIT) and Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia Pacific (SIRCA), while cleaning technology is applied to heritage machinery in preparation for permanent display.

  • 2002

    A $4.5m refurbishment of Bay 15 creates an additional 2500sqm of contemporary office space.

  • 2003

    Bay 15 is leased by National Information & Communications Technology Australia (NICTA) in February, while plans are drafted for a new 12,000sqm building on Site D (which will eventually be NICTA’s new headquarters).

  • 2004

    $7.6m refurbishment works commence on the Locomotive Workshops.

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