Westmead Precinct

About Westmead Precinct

Westmead Precinct is critical to Western Sydney’s economic transformation and is expected to generate up to 50,000 new knowledge jobs by 2036. Western Sydney University’s Westmead campus will be part of a global centre for excellence and innovation in health, education and medical research.

The redeveloped campus will accommodate the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM), MARCS Institute for Brain Behaviour and Development, Translational Health Research Institute and research-focused industry partners.

Located in the existing Westmead Precinct, with four major hospitals and four research institutes, Westmead represents the largest concentration of hospital and health services in Australia.

Covering four hectares, our Westmead campus is a gateway to the broader precinct and a mixed-use development that will include facilities to accommodate the University, co-located with industry partners, urban living, retail and community spaces.

Westmead railway station and the Parramatta Light Rail will connect the precinct to other centres. The Western Sydney University site will be a hub for 2,500 students and a support population of 2,000 residents and 1,900 workers. 

National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM)

Globally-recognised, the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) is a leader in traditional, natural and complementary medicine research and policy. The upgrade of Building J will transform NICM’s teaching building into a modern administrative, research and conference facility.

Renovations of NICM’s headquarters concluded in 2017. In 2019, Western Sydney Integrative Health, a NICM initiative, will open at the Westmead Precinct providing clinical services that integrate complementary therapies. In Stage 2 all NICM’s scientific laboratories will relocate to Westmead.

MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development is an interdisciplinary research institute that investigates the science of human communication through the study of psychology, neuroscience, information technology, engineering and biomedical engineering, linguistics, speech science, music science, and communication arts.

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