Thursday, 20 June 2019 Sydney

New Western Sydney medical hub supports hundreds of jobs::

Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Minister for Health Brad Hazzard today announced the opening of a new warehousing and distribution hub by global medical device manufacturer Medline, supporting hundreds of jobs in Western Sydney.

Mr Barilaro said the 25,000 square metre Marsden Park facility was secured with assistance from the NSW Government-backed Jobs for NSW.

“This impressive new facility will support the continued employment of 200 staff, but with forecast potential growth it could see up to an extra 300 staff employed between now and 2020 bringing total job numbers to 500,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The hub will provide warehousing, distribution and office functions for Medline and includes a state of the art clean room as well as environmental features such as solar panels, LED motion detected lighting, time air conditioning, and water tank reservoir.

“The NSW Government has supported development of the facility through assistance provided by Jobs for NSW, the government-backed agency that supports businesses to create jobs and accelerate high-potential sectors of the State's economy.

“Medline was considering investing in Queensland, Victoria or Asia but we are pleased to have helped the company secure its site in Sydney and kept the investment in NSW,” he said.

Minister for Health Brad Hazzard welcomed the Medline facility and the jobs it will create and said the NSW Government is also investing record amounts to deliver more health jobs and services.

“Our health sector is the biggest public sector employer in NSW, employing more than 135,000 people, while more than 30,000 jobs have been created and supported by our investment in NSW Health’s capital program,” Mr Hazzard said.

“Medline’s commitment in Western Sydney – its largest in the Asia Pacific - is proof positive of the confidence the private sector has in the NSW economy which, under Labor, had completely flatlined.

“NSW is already at the forefront of global health technology and Medline’s investment adds to the strength of our medical devices industry here which is improving health outcomes and saving patients’ lives,” he said.

Medline Australia & New Zealand Director of E-Business & Strategic Projects, Maryatta Hohmann, said: “Medline’s new facility represents an investment and commitment to manufacturing and jobs creation in Sydney, as well as to the advancement and education of the healthcare industry and those they serve.”