Western Sydney is set to receive another education boost, with the University of Sydney looking to open a campus in the city's heartland.
Located in Westmead, the campus will see 25,000 students by 2050, and will create jobs for 2,500 staff - and a whopping 20,000 jobs in the next decade as well.
“Over the next 10 years, the campus would create 450 science and research jobs at the university and 3500 jobs in healthcare, education, biotechnology, manufacturing and other high-value industries,” USYD vice chancellor Dr Michael Spence said.
New primary and high schools are also set to be included in the area, with the NSW Government looking to bolster education in the west.
Given the proximity of Westmead Hospital to the proposed site, there will also be links with the medical departments.
“The University of Sydney has the academic and reputational excellence to anchor this world-class education precinct, which will inspire and work hand-in-glove with collocated health facilities and ground-breaking medical research,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
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