04/08/2021 - 13:30

DXN partners with Australian Biome

04/08/2021 - 13:30

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DXN has joined the multi-million-dollar Australian Biome project after signing an agreement to provide the tourism site’s data centre and network connectivity.

Australian Biome will include five biodomes displaying Australian flora, fauna and indigenous culture. Photo: Australian Biome

DXN has joined the multi-million-dollar Australian Biome project after signing an agreement to provide the tourism site’s data centre and network connectivity.

Australian Biome is a proposed tourism development zoned for 15 hectares of land at Perth Airport, which will include five biodomes displaying Australian flora, fauna and indigenous culture.

The site will include a visitor and travel information digital platform, VITKA, that aims to deliver real-time GPS and GIS services, as well as analytical data and booking systems.

Yesterday, DXN announced it had entered into a memorandum of understanding with Australian Biome to provide the data centre and network connectivity required.

It follows an earlier deal with local agency Amped Digital, which has been tasked with overseeing and managing the visual communication aspects of the project.

DXN chief executive Matthew Madden said Australian Biome would fundamentally change the fabric of tourism in Western Australia.

“It is a privilege to be involved in bringing this environmental and tourist precinct to fruition,” he said.

“The first stage of this project is slated for WA, then future Biome project planning and construction will begin national across Australia.

DXN is looking forward to the opportunity to facilitate the connectivity and networking infrastructure to bring this project to life.”

Australian Biome founder and chairman Terrence Dewar said the project was a needed tourism attraction for the state.

“[It] is a highly ambitious initiative, focusing on Western Australia’s identity, while aiming to replicate the success of global attractions such as the Eden project in the UK.

“Beyond being a major Australian attraction and brand, the Australian Biome will be a platform to drive economic benefit for Australian regional tourism, create employment and also for Aboriginal Australians sharing vital knowledge of culture and ecological resources.”

The Australian Biome project will feature live projections of eco environments, holographic tours narrated by First Nations people, hands-on displays, and other multi-sensory educational experiences.

A business plan for the project – led by Sydney-based infrastructure consultancy APP Corporation – is expected to be completed this year.

It will be circulated to potential investors for seed funding opportunities.

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