Property and Infrastructure Specialists
Providing expert strategic advice, planning, project management and negotiation skills to secure Government approvals.
Celestino Pty Ltd
Penrith, NSW

International epicentre for scientific research and development

Sydney Science Park is a $5B project to create an international epicentre for scientific research and development in the fields of food, energy and health.

The site is located on a 280-hectare rural site in Penrith, Western Sydney, along the route of the proposed South West Rail Link.

It will be developed by Celestino (Baiada Group), who have established partnerships with universities and international scientific organisations.

Design, planning and strategic services

APP has been involved in this project from inception, performing several key roles:

  • Providing expert technical feasibility and strategic planning advice
  • Leading the design and technical team to create and refine the Science Park design
  • Pursing planning and infrastructure approvals with Penrith Council and state government.

The project has involved close collaboration with Penrith City Council Department of Planning and Environment, Transport for NSW, Sydney Water and NSW Office of Water.


The success of this project relied upon APP’s expert strategic planning, technical expertise and our negotiation skills to secure support from local and state government and infrastructure providers. We contracted a comprehensive technical team, including research-based economists, to prepare the planning documentation and lodgement. And by applying our commercial acumen, we accurately identified and delivered the key messages that met Government policy. 


The land was successfully rezoned in 2016, with Infrastructure Agreements secured with State and Local Governments in 2016.

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