Australian Technology Park
The Australian Technology Park (ATP) is a business and technology centre in Eveleigh, an inner-city suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located about 3 km south of the Sydney central business district, adjacent to Redfern railway station, spread over 13.9 hectares of land.
Australian Technology Park primarily houses start-up hi-tech companies, especially biotech firms, and spin-offs from university research. It was created in 1995, by the Government of New South Wales, the University of Sydney, University of Technology, Sydney and University of New South Wales, and was originally operated by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority before operation was passed to the Redfern Waterloo Authority. The intent of the park is for researchers to be located alongside companies with the capital and expertise to commercialise them.
Since ATP's opening, numerous advertisements, music clips, photo shoots and filming productions have been filmed within the conference centre at the park, including the 2008 Australian MTV Awards, MasterChef Australia, Junior MasterChef Australia, some parts of Australia's Next Top Model and for the episode 56 of The Renovators. it is currently the production site for the Seven Network serial Home and Away
Australian Technology Park occupies the site of the former Eveleigh Railway Workshops. When they were built in the late 19th century, they were the largest and most technologically advanced workshops in the southern hemisphere.