New UWS centre to open in Liverpool

Liverpool's reputation as one of Sydney's most dynamic and fastest growing cities was further enhanced, with the University of Western Sydney (UWS) set to establish a new state-of-the-art Higher Education Centre in the heart of the CBD in 2016.

NSW Premier, Mike Baird, was joined by UWS Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover and Liverpool Mayor, Cr Ned Mannoun at Liverpool Hospital to make the announcement, which will help meet demand of the young, growing city and further add to UWS's presence throughout the region.

"It’s a smart move for UWS to establish a presence in a city where almost half the population is under 30 years old," Mr Baird said.

"This new centre will further complement the strong education and health sector that is already in Liverpool."
 
Professor Glover added that the Centre will comprise technology-rich teaching spaces, regionally targeted post-graduate offerings, the Centre for Western Sydney and a ‘Launch Pad’ Smart Business Centre.

"The up to 1000sqm facility will accommodate over 150 students, staff and corporate partners in a flexible and highly-innovative workspace," he said.

"We are delighted to add Liverpool to our network of sites across Western Sydney. Along with providing greater access to the highest-quality education opportunities for people of Liverpool, the Centre will be a pivotal contributor, along with government and industry, to the shaping of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.”

Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun welcomed the university to Liverpool, saying the institution had made the right decision to establish itself in the Great South West.
 
“As the Airport City, Liverpool is seeing unprecedented development and growth across all sectors, including education and research,” Mayor Mannoun said.
 
“Those who get in early will be able to make the most of the opportunities which Liverpool has to offer: a young tech-savvy population which speaks more than 140 languages; a growing population; accessibility by roads and public transport, as well as affordable industrial and residential land."