Western Sydney is exposed to the impact of the current pandemic and associated recession as a result of pre-existing socioeconomic inequities relative to other parts of Greater Sydney. These issues create additional urgency for policy responses from all three levels of government. The Centre actively partners with industry and the region’s communities, to ensure policy is based in evidence and, very importantly, co-created with and for Western Sydney.

A pivotal part of our work is conducted via the Western Sydney Report Card, an evaluation tool which examines the performance of governments across key areas of the region's development including:

  • Women
  • Education
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Transport
  • Culture
  • Social
  • Sustainability

Parliamentary submissions

Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport Submission

Inquiry into the Future Development of the NSW Tertiary Sector

Job-Ready Graduates

Voices of Leadership

Voices of Leadership is a collection of articles and speeches authored by staff and friends of Western Sydney University. The collection foregrounds the University’s ongoing commitment to collectively theorise and problem-solve the region’s most pressing challenges.

Voices of Leadership includes contributions from Professor Peter Shergold AC, Professor Tim Soutphommasane, Lucy Turnbull AO, Professor Pru Goward and Dr Tim Williams, among other established and emerging voices.