University in Sydney Prepares to Transition to a New Campus
Sydney, Australia 14 November 2019
The New South Wales Government is calling on the community to make their voices heard on Western Sydney University’s proposed AU$260 million (US$176 million) new high-rise campus in Bankstown.
Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said the cutting-edge 19-story building would include classrooms, conference facilities, shops and new public space in the heart of Bankstown.
“The proposed university would be the third vertical Western Sydney University campus in Greater Western Sydney, with campuses already in Parramatta and Liverpool,” Stokes said.
“It would cater to 10,000 students and around 700 professional and academic staff, across a range of disciplines, including health, education, manufacturing and IT, with 2,000 students on campus at any time.”
Bankstown is set to be a new health and education precinct, home to up to 25,000 jobs by 2036 that will have access to a new world-class public transport system.
“A new university, coupled with the existing Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institution, will attract more students to the area and create a more vibrant CBD,” said Stokes.
“This uniquely-designed building would help Bankstown develop into a health and education precinct, especially given it would be right next door to Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre.”
“The community plays an important role in shaping the future of their area, and I encourage everyone to take a look at the plans for this uniquely-designed building and tell us what they think.”
Western Sydney University intends to transition off the Milperra campus, with the opening of the Bankstown City campus in 2022.
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