The University of Sydney Expands to Westmead
05 Nov 2018
Parramatta continues to attract the best and brightest, following news the University of Sydney will enter negotiations to establish a new campus at Westmead, says the Western Sydney Business Chamber.
“The University of Sydney campus will be the anchor of a new health, education and innovation precinct at Westmead and is a fantastic outcome for the region,” David Borger, Executive Director of the Western Sydney Business Chamber said.
“Parramatta is fast becoming an educational centre of excellence and a new university town between Westmead and North Parramatta will see this precinct come alive with people and activity.
“The Sydney of University campus would create more than 20,000 new jobs and add more than $13 billion to the state’s economy as well as supporting 25,000 students by 2050, transforming this precinct into a vibrant and bustling destination.
“North Parramatta has an incredible heritage core and the new campus will support the arts and creative industries.
“The Western Sydney Business Chamber recently released a discussion paper that explored the idea of artists and creative industries calling the North Parramatta heritage precinct home and to ensure some of the historical buildings remain in public ownership,” Mr Borger said.
“The NSW Government and UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation are to be congratulated for embracing North Parramatta’s cultural heritage and for recognising its potential.
“This precinct will brought together by light rail, linking Westmead and Parramatta to what has been an isolated and underutilised area - rich in our history but in need of new purpose for our blossoming central city,” he said.