Today’s announcement of a new institute hosting four universities at the Western Sydney Aerotropolis is a huge step towards the target of 200,000 new knowledge jobs for Greater Western Sydney, Chairman of the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue, Christopher Brown AM said today.
“Tertiary education will play a critical role in addressing the east-west imbalance of knowledge jobs and we know universities are a crucial element of the innovation ecosystem. It’s great to see the NSW Government and the tertiary education sector get on board with the region’s aspirations“ Mr Brown said.
Mr Brown added that in order to truly succeed, the future institute needed to be heavily integrated into what will be a world-leading network of STEM and health-focused innovation precincts in the Western Parkland City, with abundant nearby research and industry co-location opportunities available.
“This includes Sydney Science park, Campbelltown Health and Education Precinct, the Ingham Institute at Liverpool and its future Campbelltown facility, Sydney Motorsport Park and of course existing uni campuses at Werrington, Liverpool and Campbelltown.” Mr Brown said.
“If we get the transport links right, it’s possible to have all these precincts plus the new Aerotropolis campus within one 30-minute city.” Mr Brown said.
Mr Brown noted that today’s announcement was largely the result of the hard work and passionate regional advocacy of Greater Sydney Commission Deputy Chief Commissioner, Geoff Roberts and Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor, Barney Glover.
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