University Developments In Westmead
Dedicated medical campuses from leading Australian universities
The University of Sydney and Western Sydney University have campuses in Westmead. Both universities are planning to expand. Total investment for these plans is worth almost $1 billion.
Student numbers in Westmead are forecasted to grow from 3,400 to 8,500 over the next 10 years.
In the longer term, the proposed $500 million University of Sydney Parramatta-Westmead campus will create space for an extra 25,000 students, generate 20,000 jobs, adding $13 billion to the economy by 2050.
Parramatta Light Rail
Construction of Stage One of the new Parramatta Light Rail, which will run from Westmead through to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD, is scheduled to start in 2020 and expected to be completed by 2023.
The Parramatta Light Rail will revolutionise the way workers, residents and students access Westmead.More On Parramatta Light Rail
Sydney Metro West
As part of the $3 billion Sydney Metro West project, the NSW Government has also committed to building a new underground metro station at Westmead.
Work has started with geotechnical investigations and other technical studies underway to determine the best route alignment. The project is moving closer to the planning approvals phase.More On Sydney Metro West
Westmead Innovation District Master Plan
To achieve the vision for Westmead, the Westmead Innovation District Master Plan project has been jointly commissioned by City of Parramatta and NSW Health. The master plan includes aspirational targets for jobs and tertiary students, driven by the significant government investment currently planned for the area.
The Westmead Innovation District Master Plan project will result in the development of a Master Plan that will feed into the DP&E’s Planned Precinct process.