Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) has been appointed by Fucheng Investment Australia (FIA) to lead the conceptualization, planning and design of a regional center of agribusiness innovation in Australia. Jacobs is providing a multidisciplinary approach for the proposed development, combining urban planning, design, engineering, economics and environmental sustainability services.

The appointment follows FIA's AUS$100 million acquisition of a 4,953 hectare section of Woodhouse Station, a former cattle station on Melbourne's western urban fringe. Initial concept planning for the site will take place over the coming months.

"We were looking to appoint a global leader in city planning and infrastructure development to help us create something completely unique with Woodhouse Station," said Fucheng Investment Australia CEO Chris Potaris. "Jacobs stood out as the team who not only understood our vision, but had the ability and experience to deliver it."

"It is our goal to help FIA deliver a project that is viable at each stage of its development, from a core of intensive agriculture to one that can potentially become a National Employment Cluster for Melbourne," said Senior Vice President Buildings and Infrastructure Patrick Hill.

Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The company employs over 54,000 people and operates in more than 25 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.jacobs.com.

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