Intellicentre 3 (IC3) Super West is designed to achieve Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC) Zone 4 or higher security, ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (information security), PCI DSS 3.2, ISO 45001(occupational health and safety), ISO 14001 (environmental management), and a host of other security, safety and efficiency standards, according to Macquarie Data Centres.
With a 32MW IT load, IC3 Super West will take the total IT load of Macquarie's campus to 50MW.
Macquarie has commenced the State Significant Development process.
The company expects the project to create more than 1,200 jobs in construction, engineering, cybersecurity, and other fields, with expected completion of phase one in the second half of calendar year 2023, subject to approvals.
"This data centre will attract new investment into Australia from multinationals looking to expand in the Asia Pacific region," said Macquarie Telecom Group CEO David Tudehope.
"The NSW digital economy is rapidly growing, and this project will create world-class infrastructure and valuable long-term jobs in the digital and cyber security sector."
Macquarie Data Centres group executive David Hirst said "This global scale data centre will be one of the most certified facilities in the region.
"Data is growing exponentially, and we have demonstrated time and time again our ability to deliver infrastructure to meet that growth. Our data centres are sovereign, secure and certified to manage Australia's most important data and drive the digital economy."
In related news, IC3 Super West will be the home of the Sovereign Cyber Security Centre of Excellence, a 24/7 centre that will be monitored by trained engineers equipped with the latest tools, according to the company.