Landmark Medical Hub to Transform South-West Sydney

Belinda Wallis •
February 13, 2024

The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue today joined the official launch of the Lang Walker AO Medical Research Building – Macarthur, as work starts on the cutting-edge health facility in Sydney’s south-west.

Dialogue CEO, Adam Leto, said the $47.5 million centre will bring together leading researchers and clinicians, marking the transformation of the Campbeltown Health and Education Precinct (CHEP) into a world-class medical hub.

“This is a landmark moment in the evolution of the burgeoning precinct that will deliver focused research that responds to the health needs of locals,” Mr Leto said.

“Complementing the first-class research, health and education facilities at nearby Western Sydney University and Campbelltown Hospital, this facility will help drive investment, grow research opportunities, attract global talent and offer new opportunities for local researchers, students and practitioners.

“The Dialogue has long campaigned for better medical services to address the chronic health issues facing our region, particularly in the south-west. We welcome the commitment to improve treatment for pressing health conditions, including obesity and diabetes, mental health, indigenous health, paediatrics and adolescent health and wellbeing, and addiction medicine.

“This world-class facility is also a fitting legacy for the late Lang Walker AO, recognising his contribution to shaping the region’s urban landscape and honouring his philanthropic generosity.”

Delivered in partnership with the Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research, Western Sydney University, UNSW Sydney and the South Western Sydney Local Health District, the new facility is being heralded as a cornerstone of the multi-million dollar redevelopment of Campbelltown Hospital and the local health and education precinct, and is expected to be completed in late 2025.