Anger as Commonwealth Bank Turns Its Back on Western Sydney

The Commonwealth Bank is pulling thousands of employees out of western Sydney, angering advocates for the region concerned the Baird government is failing to support professional jobs in the area.

The bank is to become the anchor tenant of a $1 billion development at Australian Technology Park near Redfern Station, which has been sold to a Mirvac-led consortium almost a year after it was quietly put up for sale.

Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue chairman Chris Brown said the move of 7000 jobs would leave the bank with a "trashed reputation" in western Sydney.

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