Premier Gladys Berejiklian said bringing the top-tier university to the heart of Western
Sydney would attract more than 25,000 students and further drive its vision for a world-
leading health and
The NSW Government announced it would be working with The University of Sydney
after a three-month
market sounding process.
“The University of Sydney has the academic and reputational excellence to anchor this
education precinct, which will inspire and work
co- located health facilities
medical research,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“This will further support the NSW Government’s vision for a world-class health and education precinct at the geographic heart of Sydney - fully integrated with the Parramatta Light Rail and Sydney Metro West, as well as medical, sports, arts and creative industries, and affordable housing.”
New primary and high schools will also
be included in the
Over the next 30 years, the NSW Government’s vision for the precinct is expected to
create more than 20,000 new jobs, inject more than $13 billion to the NSW economy
and generate $3 billion in exports.
will attract the best and brightest to Westmead and continue the jobs
in Western Sydney,” Ms Berejiklian said.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the NSW Government’s $1 billion Westmead
Hospital Redevelopment – one of the biggest health projects in NSW – will transform health
care in Western Sydney and beyond.
“When completed in 2020, Westmead Hospital will ensure Western Sydney’s growing
population continues to enjoy world-class health care close to home and will further
boost jobs and pioneering medical research
and education opportunities.
Vice-Chancellor of The University of Sydney, Dr Michael Spence AC, said the campus would have more than 25,000 students and 2500 staff by 2050 and provide affordable
accommodation for key workers
“Over the next 10 years, the campus would create 450 science and research
jobs at the University and 3500 jobs in healthcare, education, biotechnology, manufacturing and other high-value industries. It will also enable hundreds of millions of dollars in
third-party investment in
local research and development,”
Dr Spence said.
Member for Parramatta Dr Geoff Lee said he was delighted with this vision for Western
“This will not just be a world-leading medical,
education and innovation precinct,
but it will create a wonderful,
dynamic and vibrant
place – a place that also preserves
and showcases our
heritage,” Dr Lee said.
Health Infrastructure NSW and UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation will now
jointly lead a 24-month exclusive negotiation period with the University and community feedback will be sought during the master planning process.
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