Message from the MD

Welcome to our new look newsletter. We hope you enjoy the design and format that coincides with the launch of our new websites for Australian Technology Park (ATP), the ATP Conference Centre and Eveleigh Market.Roy Wakelin-King, Managing Director, Australian Technology Park

ATP and our tenants are always looking to the future, working on innovative and forward thinking projects across the science, communications and IT industries. While this is integral to the role of ATP it is also important to look to the past and reflect on our long and diverse history.

The ATP site plays a significant part in Sydney’s industrial heritage having originally housed one of the largest and most technologically advance railway workshops in Australia – the Eveleigh Railway Yards. ATPSL has been working hard to ensure this heritage is maintained and this month sees a significant step forward for the restoration of the old Blacksmith Workshops in Bays 1 & 2.

The area has been kept predominately in its original state and is now easily accessible to the public. The addition of a walkway through the bays and several platforms mean that tenants and visitors have easy access to the former Workshop area. We hope you will have a chance to visit the area and experience this unique part of ATP’s history

ATP’s heritage also played a significant part at our Open Day in February with tours of the Blacksmith Workshop, the Railway Film Festival and Blacksmith demonstrations from ATP tenant Wrought Art Works being highlights. The day saw many members of the Sydney community come down to the Park to experience this heritage and see what ATP and the Redfern community has to offer today.

Other significant recent events have included the popular Easter Eveleigh Market, the World Education Games, Big Brother Auditions and the Saxony Fashion Show.

The ATPSL supported Aboriginal Employment Program has also had some exciting community projects and events come up. Students from the Koori Job Ready construction course have completed work at Alexandria Park Community School, putting in cement foundations and brick walls as part of their course. This project is the first of many where AEP will be giving back to the community that has helped them over the years.

Roy Wakelin-King
Managing Director