Office of Estate and Commercial

6 Hassall St, Parramatta

The Office of Estate and Commercial (OEC) is responsible for managing the University's portfolio of properties, the strategic planning and operational management of the University's built infrastructure, properties (both owned and leased) and related services. Through the application of best-practice project delivery processes, OEC endeavours to ensure projects are completed on time, on budget and in accordance with the approved scope and specifications.

Western Sydney University is operating in a higher education sector that is increasingly under pressure. To respond proactively and strategically the University is transforming its delivery of services, curriculum, campus footprint, and academic structures.  We will continue to reshape our campus network to create technology enabled learning, teaching and research facilities for our staff and students. We will work with all levels of government to support the ambitious vision for the transformation of Sydney as six interconnected cities.

Working in partnership with all areas of the University community, OEC:

  • Ensures that all University campuses have the infrastructure that supports our vision
  • Implements a strategic, transparent and equitable process for the planning and delivery of capital projects
  • Preserves and enhances the unique aesthetics of the campuses, taking account of the individual campus uniqueness
  • Develops, implements and manages the sustainability agenda in line with the University’s vision, and
  • Maintains a safe and healthy environment for everyone who uses our campuses.

OEC is comprised of five business units:

ESTATE PLANNING & STRATEGY

Supports the University in reshaping the campus network to deliver accessible, technology-infused vertical campuses in the region’s CBDs and building on the unique characteristics of our horizontal campuses as part of existing brownfield or emerging precincts.

COMMERCIAL SERVICES & GOVERNANCE

Oversees the University’s commercial and campus services including student accommodation, retail facilities and external venue hire. The team leads the management of the University’s real-estate acquisitions, disposals and leasing opportunities.

INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

Responsible for the upkeep and lifecycle planning of the WSU built environment, including building infrastructure, fixed plant, associated equipment, cleaning, recycling and waste management, as well as grounds and landscaping across all University campuses and auxiliary sites, alongside the delivery of Estate Plan infrastructure projects.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Seeks to develop practical and collaborative actions to emerging issues such as climate change and social responsibility. Progress in relation to organisational commitments and expectations, mitigation of environmental risks, and ensuring environmental compliance are all part of the business of environmental sustainability.

CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY

Providing a safe and secure environment for our students, staff and visitors is core business - we’re responsible for your safety on our campuses, as well as parking compliance. We also ensure that every campus, building and facility is secure, safe and accessible when needed.