World-class campus for Bankstown CBD
Concept design of the Bankstown City campus
Western Sydney University is delighted to reveal the concept design for its latest high-rise campus in the Bankstown CBD.
Set to open for teaching in early 2022, the campus will revitalise the area’s CBD precinct, and embed the University in the economic, social and civic life of Bankstown. Located between Bankstown’s Council administration building, Library and Knowledge Centre, the campus will provide new jobs and educational opportunities within the heart of the community.
Combined, the University’s Bankstown City and Liverpool City campuses are estimated to contribute approximately $54 million to the economy of South-West Sydney, according to Deloitte Access Economics (2017).
“Bankstown City campus will offer highly-accessible, technology-rich teaching and research facilities, and will provide our students with the opportunity to engage in work-integrated learning and collaborative research partnerships” said the University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Barney Glover AO.
The campus forms part of the University’s ‘Western Growth’ strategy – an ambitious program of works that is reshaping the University’s campus network, including establishing new vertical campuses within the growth centres of Western Sydney.
Public engagement on the proposed plans and development process will commence in mid-2019. Residents and businesses will be encouraged to contribute to these discussions.
Key features of the Bankstown City campus will include:
- Teaching and research programs focused around the defining characteristics of Canterbury-Bankstown: health (ageing and healthy living), advanced manufacturing (with a small and medium-sized enterprise focus), and education.
- Courses offered in teacher education, psychology, arts and humanities, business, accounting, IT and non-clinical health areas.
- Integration of Western Sydney University’s The College throughout the campus.
- Teaching and research spaces infused throughout every level of the building, as well as conference spaces, flexible spaces to showcase industry partnerships and innovation, informal learning areas, and social spaces for students including indoor and outdoor terraces.
- Working in partnership with businesses to provide opportunities for work integrated learning and collaborative research.
- Easy accessibility by public transport, including the future Bankstown Metro station.
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