THE Springfield City Group’s efforts in delivering a master planned community of the future received strong recognition from the new Federal Government last week when they announced $12.6m in support funding for Cytiva’s Springfield BioPark Australia project.
Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic visited Springfield to meet with Cytiva and City Group to discuss the project and confirm the funding package.
The $12.6m will help buy new equipment to expand Cytiva’s biomanufacturing capabilities for high-value medicines.
During his visit minister Husic praised the future thinking on show in Springfield.
“In so many different aspects, in health, education and tech you need people to think ahead like here in Springfield,” he said.
“When people engage with us it makes it a lot easier for us to think clearly about how we can work in together to make things happen.
“The Albanese Government was elected with a mandate to revitalise Australian manufacturing, with a strong focus on supporting regional development.
“We want Australia to be a country that makes things, now and well into the future. “That includes advanced manufacturing and the biotechnology that is at the heart of Cytiva’s business.”
Minister Husic said the investment would support jobs and help industry secure domestic supply chains, clinical trials, and research and development.
Federal Blair MP Shayne Neumann said he was delighted the Albanese Government’s first Budget delivered on the commitment to the Springfield BioPark Australia project.
“This investment will boost advanced manufacturing of critical therapies and vaccines here in Ipswich, supporting local jobs.
“The Springfield BioPark will be a real game-changer with so many benefits for Ipswich and Queensland,” Mr Neumann said.
The $12.6 million investment is one of eight targeted industry grants the Albanese Government delivered in the Budget to support local industry,