Western Sydney University is embarking on a large-scale transformative initiative that will bring the highest quality educational opportunities and world-class research expertise to Australia's fastest growing region. This initiative is called Western Growth.
Following the opening of the University's innovative and state-of-the-art Parramatta City campus, the Peter Shergold building at 1 Parramatta Square, the University will go forward with more state-of-the-art learning, teaching and research facilities in the region's key CBDs and growth centres. We are currently exploring opportunities to provide increased access to higher education in Western Sydney through new technology-rich learning environments in flexible, high amenity facilities.
Western Sydney University is a leading advocate and champion for Greater Western Sydney. We are the 'university for the region' – a region that is the third largest economy in Australia and home to almost 150,000 businesses and more than 2 million people, and growing. Over the next 20 years, Western Sydney's population is expected to grow by another million, contributing to more than half of Sydney's overall expected population growth.
As the largest educational provider in Western Sydney, the University is the key intellectual driver of the region's social and economic development. It plays a crucial role in providing a highly-skilled, locally knowledgeable and relevant talent pool of graduates. This role will become more critical as Western Sydney's economy continues to grow.
As the region changes, so too will the way we deliver education to meet the needs and expectations of current and future students and teachers. The advances of digital communication have contributed to a new teaching and learning style that is collaborative and activity based, delivered in smaller flexible spaces.
Learning is increasingly linked with industry, so connections to workplaces are often an important factor in study choices. Study patterns are changing too. Students are seeking accessible, connected learning hubs close to industries that open up opportunities for future employment.
At Western, we recognise change needs to be actively directed if we are to positively shape change rather than just react to it.
Bankstown and Liverpool
The University is committed to delivering new highly accessible campuses in the Bankstown and Liverpool CBDs. Current course offerings and educational facilities at the Bankstown (Milperra) campus will be transferred to the new CBD locations over the next few years.
Educational operations at Milperra will be transferred to a new and more accessible Bankstown CBD campus from 2020. Multiple options will be explored for the use of the existing Milperra campus, with the goal of continuing the University's role in encouraging community activities in the area through open space and sporting facilities.
The new Liverpool CBD campus is currently under construction. It will deliver high quality educational opportunities to one of Western Sydney's emerging CBDs from 2018.
The University is exploring new opportunities for collaborative partnerships with local industry in the Bankstown and Liverpool areas to stimulate student access to the innovative, high-tech jobs of the future.
For further information please contact the Western Growth project team at firstname.lastname@example.org