FKG Group unveils Toowoomba technology park plans

Posted May 11, 2016


FKG Group plans to establish a $100 million technology park in Toowoomba, hosting one of Australia’s first regional data hubs - the Pulse Data Centre.

The construction and engineering group has lodged an application with Toowoomba Regional Council for approval of the new 29ha technology park at Witmack Rd.

“The application lodged includes a large co-location data centre, wholesale data centre capability, research incubator, disaster recovery space, start-up offices and service facilities, with room for further expansion within the park,” FKG Group manager - property developments Dallas Hunter said.

“Importantly for Toowoomba, this new technology industry hub is expected to generate significant employment opportunities in information, media, telecommunications and agricultural technology, resulting in an estimated 5000 new jobs as we tap into growing demand from Australia and Asia.”

Subject to regulatory approvals, construction of the new centre is expected to commence in August, with commissioning to be finalised by early next year.

Since receiving preliminary approval in December 2015, the FKG Group has been finalising and detailing the design of the park and negotiating with potential clients and interested tenants.

Its centrepiece - the Pulse Data Centre - will feature a highly resilient, Tier 3 design with incremental capacity up to 50MW, providing prime data centre capacity and also business continuity protection to both corporate and government clients in a secure location 507m above sea level.

“We have been delighted by the high level of local, national and international enquiries for this important new initiative in Australia’s second-largest inland city,” Pulse Data Centre general manager Peter Blunt said.

“Pulse Data Centre will rival leading data centres in Australia’s capital cities for connectivity, resilience and security.

“Technology will supercharge many industries and this data centre will play an important role in ensuring the benefits of the innovation boom extend from city to country.”

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