Western Sydney University officially opens its Liverpool high-rise campus

Expanding on its 25-year history within Liverpool, Western Sydney University’s newest high-rise vertical campus will be officially opened by Federal Treasurer, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, on Wednesday, 13 June 2018.

At the official opening event, the campus will be ceremonially named as the Ngara Ngura building. The new Liverpool City campus houses the University’s programs in nursing, midwifery, social sciences, and psychology. The LaunchPad start-up Incubator will also be based at the campus, and provides unprecedented access to state-of-the-art facilities for technology based businesses in Western Sydney.

Professor Barney Glover and The Hon. Scott Morrison MPVice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover, with The Hon. Scott Morrison MP at the Official Opening of the Liverpool City Campus

Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Barney Glover, said the campus deepens the University’s well-established relationship with the region.

“With this technologically-enhanced vertical campus, we are ensuring that Liverpool can take the lead in capitalising on the opportunities that digital transformation brings. The campus will also intensify the University’s pivotal role in driving innovation, knowledge, job generation, and industry attraction ahead of the coming airport and aerotropolis” said Professor Glover.

Professor Peter Shergold and The Hon. Scott Morrison MPChancellor, Professor Peter Shergold, with The Hon. Scott Morrison MP at the Official Opening of the Liverpool City Campus

Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller also welcomed the opening of the Liverpool campus, noting the positive contribution the new campus makes to educational prospects in Liverpool.

“We welcome the new Western Sydney University campus into the heart of our vibrant city and are excited about all the opportunities it offers the community and local industry,” she said.

Already operational for nursing courses, the Ngara Ngura building opens to all Western Sydney University students in July 2018. The campus is within walking distance to public transport, is located adjacent to Westfield shopping centre, and is just minutes from Liverpool Hospital.

The WiFi-enabled campus boasts one of Australia’s most high-tech nursing laboratories, student-only zones, sleeping pods and Zoom capabilities within classrooms, ensuring students remain supported and connected throughout their time at the University.

The Official Opening coincides with the launch of Circles of Sustainability, Liverpool report (PDF, 18830.42 KB) (opens in a new window) by Professor Paul James, Director of the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University.