Officially opening the first completed building in the Innovation Precinct, Mr Pitt said Brisbane Technology Park was already extremely well-regarded nationally.
“Since its establishment in 1985, Brisbane Technology Park has developed to accommodate more than 150 national and multi-national companies working in industries as diverse as biotechnology, health and medical services and products, mining, communications, electronics, and software development,” Mr Pitt said.
The opening of the newest building will enhance Brisbane Technology Park’s appeal as an innovation centre of excellence. The building provides 4,425 sqm of commercial office space, with 1,429 sqm leased to anchor tenant Universal Communications Group, and the remainder occupied by MSS Security, payments processing company IntegraPay, Atlas Copco and Black Ink Espresso.
“I was pleased to be here at Brisbane Technology Park last year for the turning of the sod event and again earlier this year to witness construction progressing. To see the finished product is even more impressive as it represents the concrete confidence business has in our state economy, its diversity, and the nation-leading growth it is achieving,” Mr Pitt said.
“It is important to note that some very notable medical and scientific breakthroughs have emerged from the businesses that have been established in Brisbane Technology Park. This includes endovascular stent graft technology developed by Cook Medical to treat aortic aneurysm disease. As well as advancements in food safety technology developed by Symbio Alliance.”
Mr Pitt said Brisbane Technology Park demonstrated the government’s ability to work with the private sector to innovate and create successful economic development outcomes for Queensland. “It also broadly aligns with the government’s $405 million Advance Queensland strategy to harness innovation that will create jobs now and for the future while strengthening and further diversifying our economy,” he said.
“Assisting home-grown technological breakthroughs get traction is vital for all Queenslanders and even further afield — that’s what Advance Queensland is all about.”