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Westmead Innovation District:
Building Western Sydney’s jobs engine
Strategic Vision 2016-2036
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A vision to drive investment and jobs growth in Western Sydney                                                         Building Western Sydney’s jobs engine
by transforming Westmead into a globally competitive Innovation                                                        Within the space of less than forty years Westmead has
                                                                                                                                                                                        “If embraced by government,
                                                                                                                       grown from a dusty showground on the outskirts of Sydney
District by 2036                                                                                                       to become Australia’s largest concentration of health,           Westmead provides the opportunity
                                                                                                                       education and research facilities.
                                                                                                                                                                                        to deliver 50,000 new high-value,
                                                                                                                       In this short time Westmead has seen billions of dollars
                                                                                                                       of investment by successive governments prioritising it as       specialist knowledge economy jobs
                                                                                                                       a place for public health and research investment. Along with    by 2036 in the Westmead precinct.
                                                                                                                       private and non-Government sector investment, Westmead
                                                                                                                       now provides over 18,000 specialised high value jobs.            That’s 32,000 jobs more than
                                                                                                                       Our region faces a staggering growth challenge over the next
                                                                                                                       twenty years with more than one million new residents due to
                                                                                                                                                                                        present... adding $2.8 billion per
                                                                                                                       arrive. And the Westmead precinct will do more than just treat   annum of economic output to
                                                                                                                       this expanded population. It will employ them.
                                                                                                                                                                                        the NSW economy... and gets us
                                                                                                                       The Centre for Western Sydney has identified 318,086 people
                                                                                                                       leave the region every day to access work. The industrial base   well on the way to providing the
                                                                                                                       of Western Sydney is being disrupted and changed by the          additional jobs needed for Western
                                                                                                                       growth of new industries that rely on highly skilled knowledge
                                                                                                                       workers. The proposed Westmead Innovation District model         Sydney’s future.”
                                                                                                                       is well placed to generate these knowledge jobs.                 More than $3.4 billion of public and private investment has
                                                                                                                                                                                        been committed to rebuild Westmead over the next decade.
                                                                                                                       “Westmead already represents                                     We have also identified a further $2.4 billion of projects
                                                                                                                       Australia’s largest concentration                                required over the next decade to transform Westmead
                                                                                                                                                                                        into Western Sydney’s first true Innovation District by 2036.
                                                                                                                       of health services co-located with                               This report builds the case for more private investment and
                                                                                                                       world leading education and medical                              industry collaboration in the fields of bio-tech, med-tech, allied

                                                                                                                       research. The opportunity for                                    health and primary care. It makes clear recommendations
                                                                                                                                                                                        around identifying land for redevelopment, resolving critical
                                                                                                                       Westmead to play a larger role                                   transport and infrastructure barriers, and a more enlightened

                                                                                                                       in transforming Australia’s economy                              planning vision that will help attract new talented workers to
                                                                                                                                                                                        the precinct.
                                                                                                                       over the future is unsurpassed.”                                 On behalf of the Westmead Alliance, I invite you to join us
The Westmead Alliance*                                                                                                                                                                  in delivering this additional $2.8 billion per annum of economic
                                                                                                                       To help promote the opportunities the Westmead precinct
                                                                                                                                                                                        output to the NSW economy, and leveraging this investment
Westmead precinct stakeholders came together in 2013               The Westmead Alliance comprises:                    presents, the Westmead Alliance has commissioned Deloitte
                                                                                                                                                                                        further to secure Western Sydney as the knowledge jobs
after recognising there were significant benefits to be gained     1. Western Sydney Local Health District             Access Economics to undertake new economic modelling
                                                                                                                                                                                        engine room of Australia.
through the development of a collaborative approach to             2. The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network          to report and explore the contribution and impact that
continuing to develop and promote Westmead as a world              3. The Westmead Institute for Medical Research      Westmead has on the national economy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               David Borger
class medical, educational and research precinct. The              4. Children’s Medical Research Institute            This report breaks new ground; eleven institutions have
partners, collectively known as the Westmead Alliance,                                                                                                                                                         Director
                                                                   5. Westmead Private Hospital                        come together to help realise the economic potential of
entered into a Memorandum of Understanding aimed                                                                                                                                                               Sydney Business Chamber,
                                                                   6. The University of Sydney                         health, education, research and business all operating
at building commitment and consensus towards a shared                                                                                                                                                          Western Sydney
                                                                                                                       within the Westmead Innovation District.
                                                                   7. Western Sydney University
vision for the Precinct. The Alliance advocates for the interest                                                                                                                                               On behalf of the Westmead Alliance
                                                                   8. City of Parramatta Council                       The results are remarkable. This study details the current
of the Precinct, demonstrates leadership in the maintenance
                                                                   9. Sydney Business Chamber                          economic contribution to the Australian economy, a forecast
and growth of the core objectives of the precinct and
                                                                                                                       for 2036 at current levels of investment and a potential
supports business/industry growth.                                 10. Cumberland Council
                                                                                                                       Innovation District that would house 50,000 jobs and
                                                                   * Urban Growth NSW also contributed to this study   make Westmead a true jobs engine for Western Sydney.

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Executive summary

A new vision for Westmead
A Unique Opportunity                                              A new model for jobs growth                                       What needs to be done?
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Our economic modelling also
Leveraging the Westmead transformation                            The Westmead Alliance acknowledges the significant interest       By building off Westmead’s existing eco system of world
Westmead is Australia’s largest health services precinct          of local, state and national governments in the future            leading health, education and medical research institutions,       estimates that by achieving a jobs
– a national and international leader in critical and acute       of Western Sydney. The Greater Sydney Commission in
                                                                  particular brings a new focus to the integration of land
                                                                                                                                    only a relatively small range of interventions are required
                                                                                                                                    to ensure Westmead evolves into a globally competitive
                                                                                                                                                                                                       target of 50,000 by 2036 Westmead
health care, medical research, and education in nursing,
medicine, allied health professions, and science and              use and infrastructure to generate economic growth and            Innovation District. Some of these interventions include:          will deliver an additional $2.8 billion
technology related to health.                                     amenities for sustainable, healthy, liveable communities.         •• Adoption of the globally successful Innovation District
                                                                  In this context, Westmead provides a ready platform for policy
                                                                                                                                       model at Westmead, including new projects and initiatives
                                                                                                                                                                                                       per annum of economic output to
Over the last forty years, Westmead has developed a
unique reputation for its successful integration of healthcare,
                                                                  interventions that support the creation of new, sustainable,
                                                                  high value jobs in Western Sydney.
                                                                                                                                       that facilitate innovation and economic development             the state’s economy
research and education. Its innovative model has resulted                                                                           •• Ensuring supply of sufficient, available employment
                                                                  The concept of Innovation Districts, as drivers of local                                                                             We encourage government to support the concepts and
in huge improvements in the quality and effectiveness                                                                                  and industrial land for new investment, including assessing
                                                                  economic development, was recently (2014) discussed by                                                                               proposals in this document that aims to fill Western Sydney’s
of Australian clinical care and improved health practice                                                                               surplus public landholdings and reviewing their zonings
                                                                  the Brookings Institute who defines Innovation Districts as;                                                                         growing population growth job-deficit by attracting new
internationally.                                                                                                                    •• Addressing ongoing transport and access issues of
                                                                  geographically compact areas where leading-edge anchor                                                                               investment to Westmead and transforming it into a world-
Now Westmead is building on its success by preparing for                                                                               Westmead                                                        renowned Innovation District; one that also contributes
                                                                  institutions and companies cluster and connect with start-ups,
a new era of growth.                                                                                                                •• Creating a single point of contact, and other ‘economic         to better health outcomes in Western Sydney and beyond.
                                                                  business incubators and accelerators.
In the last four years more than $1.5 billion has been                                                                                 cultivators’ for interested investors and resource a strategy
committed by government and universities to upgrade               Innovation Districts facilitate                                      to integrate domestic and global promotional efforts            Deloitte Access Economics
the precinct in response to emerging population demands                                                                             •• Creating a new civic heart, public domains and high quality
and the unique health challenges of Western Sydney. This          economic development through                                         living options which will help attract the best and brightest
                                                                                                                                                                                                       July 2016

investment will further boost Westmead’s scale, connectivity
and demonstrated ability to innovate. Put simply, Westmead’s
                                                                  the creation of environments                                         to Westmead.
                                                                                                                                    We also present an Action Plan for Investment on page 36
time has come.                                                    designed to strengthen the                                        outlining individual tasks required to transition Westmead
And yet further opportunities exist. Private and non-
government businesses and industries can benefit from
                                                                  possibility of knowledge spill-overs,                             into an Innovation District by 2036.

and leverage off these investments in Westmead’s future           new product development and                                       Growth scenarios
growth and development, in turn stimulating the creation of                                                                         Deloitte Access Economics was commissioned to model two
new, knowledge-based, jobs and industries in Western Sydney.      innovation                                                        economic growth scenarios for Westmead, above business
With the population of Western Sydney expected to grow by         Modelled off the successful Toronto Discovery District in         as usual. These include:
one million between now and 2031, an additional 200,000           Canada, this document presents a case for considering             •• Business as usual: 30,000 jobs by 2036
jobs will be needed in the region within the next five years      Westmead as a future Innovation District. It does this by:           With over 18,000 jobs, Westmead is already a significant
– jobs that respond to and anticipate the rapid rate of           •• Cataloguing all known and proposed investment                     provider of specialised employment that without much
technological change, and that take advantage of emerging
                                                                  •• Outlining actions for government and private sector               intervention will most likely grow to 30,000 jobs by 2036
global economic opportunities.
                                                                     stakeholders, including metrics to track success               •• Scenario 1: 43,000 jobs by 2036
The current transformation of Westmead described in this
                                                                  •• Proposing new plans to attract talented workers                   However, if all current and potential investment plans
document offers a unique, once-in-a-generation opportunity
                                                                  •• Presenting the broad institutions that support a Westmead         for Westmead are delivered, Westmead could create over
to deliver jobs growth in Western Sydney by attracting
                                                                     Innovation Eco system                                             43,000 by 2036. This level of jobs expansion assumes the
new health technology enterprises, allied health services,
innovative new businesses and start-ups through new ways          •• Identifying potential investment opportunities                    Action Plan for Investment is delivered and that current
of linking Westmead’s research, teaching and health services      •• Modelling the economic impact of Westmead achieving a             investment levels for Westmead are continued beyond
with new investors.                                                  jobs density similar to the Toronto Discovery District model      the next decade to 2036
                                                                  •• Providing clear information for potential domestic             •• Scenario 2: 50,000 jobs by 2036
                                                                     and international investors and acts as a preliminary             If Westmead successfully transforms into a globally
                                                                     information and promotion tool.                                   renowned Innovation District by 2036 the location could
                                                                                                                                       deliver up to 50,000 knowledge jobs by 2036. This level
                                                                                                                                       of jobs expansion assumes the Action Plan for Investment
                                                                                                                                       is delivered and that current investment plans for
                                                                                                                                       Westmead are exceeded beyond the next decade to 2036.

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A short history of Westmead                                                                                                                                                                                          Ronald

                                                                                                                                                                                    The future of Westmead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Western Sydney
                                                               1978                                                                                                                                                  McDonald
                                                               Westmead                                                                                                                                              Westmead                         redevelopment

                                                               established                                    1996                                                                                                   completed       2019             completed

       1820                                Parramatta Marist   (including                                     Westmead
                                                                                                              Millennium                                                                                             2017            University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of Sydney
       Parramatta                          High School         University
                                                               of Sydney                                      Institute                                                                                              Mayflower       Educational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2025                2036
       Marist High                         relocates to                                                       established                                2008                                                        Retirement      and Research                                            The
                                           Westmead            Westmead                                                                                                                                              Village                                             Children's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Facilities                                              University
       established                                             Clinical School)                                                                          The Crown                                                   completed                                           Medical
                        1893               1966                1978
                                                                                          Children’s                                                     Princess Mary                                                               completed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (USyd stage 3)                      Research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of Sydney
                                                                                          Medical             The Children’s                             Cancer Centre,
                        Westmead railway   Catherine                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Institute           reaches
                                                               University of              Research            Hospital                                   Westmead is
                        station opens      McAuley School                                                                            Westmead                                                                                                                            stages 3, 4, & 5    6,000
                                                               Sydney Dental              Institute (CMRI)    Education                                  opened
                                           Westmead                                                                                  Research Hub                                                                                                                        completed           students
                                                               School at                  moved to            Research
                                           established                                                        Institute opens        established
                                                               Westmead                   Westmead

                                                  1968                                                                      2000                                      Westmead                                                                                2024
                                                                                                                                                                      precinct master                                                                         Parramatta
                                                  Westmead                                                                  Westmead
                                                  Hospital                        1990                                      Private Hospital   2005                   planning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Light Rail arrives
                                                  announced                       City West                                 opens              The Kerry              2014                                                   2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at Westmead
PRE             1849                                                              Specialist Day
                                                                                                    1995                    2000
                                                                                                                                               Packer Research        CMRI                                                   Parramatta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Innovation                           Parramatta
1788            Parramatta                                                        Hospital opens
                                                                                                    The Children’s          First Westmead
                                                                                                                                               Building opens,
                                                                                                                                               housing the
                                                                                                                                                                      expansions                             2016            Light Rail       Centre                               North Urban
Original        Mental
                Hospital            1964                                                            Hospital at             Millennium         Kids Research
                                                                                                                                                                      opens                                  Westmead        construction
were the        established         Marian, Lillian
                                    Wells and
                                                                                                                            building opens     Institute              2014                                   Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                             hub                              2020                                 completed
Burramattagal                                                                                       (including the                                                    New Westmead                           established                      CMRI Stage 2
                                    Chesalon                                                                                                                          Millennium                                                              completed
people of the
                                    nursing homes                                                   University
Dharug Nation                                                                                       of Sydney
                                    established                                                                                                                       Building opens
                                                                                                    Children's                                                                                               Sydney Data
                                                                                                    Hospital at                                                                                              Coalition Hub                    Westmead
                                                                                                    Westmead                                                                                                 established                      redevelopment
                                                                                                    Clinical School)                                                                                                                          – Stage 1

Westmead in the 1940s                                                  Westmead in 2016                                                        Westmead showground in the 1960s                                                   Westmead in 2016

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Context                                                          Westmead has a strong track record as a successful
                                                                 innovator in the delivery of healthcare
                                                                                                                                     Westmead today                                                                           6
Westmead is a vital part of Western Sydney's rapid
                                                                 The vision for Westmead is to build on its record of success.
Western Sydney’s population will grow by almost 50%,
                                                                 Westmead’s delivery of healthcare with integrated medical
                                                                 research, education and private sector involvement, will create
                                                                                                                                     Investment pipeline                                                                      8
or one million people during the next 15 years. Over this        more smart economy jobs leading to improvements in health
timeframe, jobs and economic growth will be boosted by
billions of dollars in public and private investment earmarked
                                                                 outcomes for our community. With a well-established range
                                                                 of major health, education and research institutions,
                                                                                                                                     Westmead eco system                                                                   11
for the region. Nowhere better exemplifies the potential         Westmead represents a ready mix of existing partners
opportunities this growth will bring than Westmead. With
a range of major health, education, medical research
                                                                 capable of driving the creation of new innovations and ideas
                                                                 that will drive the development of new models of health
                                                                                                                                     Health services                                                                       12
and residential developments already underway or planned,        care delivery – including preventative health – in more cost
Westmead is in a unique position to drive positive social
and economic outcomes for Western Sydney.
                                                                 effective ways. This vision is about inviting the business sector
                                                                 to Westmead to work with existing precinct partners to
                                                                                                                                     Education                                                                             14
                                                                 address these challenges. It will also help create Australia’s
Westmead is well-placed to work with innovative,
entrepreneurial private companies
                                                                 next generation of health innovations and related enterprises.      Research                                                                              16
Westmead is ideally placed to work with the private sector.
                                                                 In 2016 Westmead produced over
It is capable of creating new health innovations and
enterprises that develop new services and products with          $1.9 billion of economic output,                                    Health business                                                                       20
the single goal of improving health care outcomes in more
                                                                 representing 1.6% of Western
cost-effective ways. This requires new and expanded
partnerships; those that span health, education and research
                                                                                                                                     Civic heart and accessibility                                                         24
along with the business community. Our vision for Westmead
                                                                 Sydney's economy
aims to create the environment where these new partnerships
and health innovations have a greater possibility of occurring
                                                                                                                                     Living locally                                                                        26
in ways that address this challenge.

                                                                                                                                     Westmead's economic contribution                                                      30
Western Sydney by numbers:

                                                                                                                                     International learnings                                                               32
                                                                                                                                     Case studies of success at Westmead                                                   34
    2.2 million        52% of Sydney’s        $127 billion GRP       35% born             #1 employer                1 new
  residents – to
   expand by 1
                      population growth                              overseas             in health and
                                                                                                                    airport          Our action plan for investment                                                        36

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Westmead today

Economic roles of Westmead                                                                                                        Regional catchments
This chapter details the current economic roles and               or higher qualifications in the fields of science, health,
catchments of Westmead.                                           engineering, mathematics and IT. A total of 3,700 residents     Figure 1: Where workers live – and how they get here
                                                                  holding PhDs also live within Westmead’s labour market                                                                 The largest number of Westmead’s
Table 1: Health, research and education precincts                 catchment. These highly skilled labour forces represent                                                                workforce live to the West of Westmead.
in Sydney                                                         approximately one-third of Sydney’s total talent pools                                                                 At present, over three quarters of
                                                                  in these respective cohorts.                                                                                           workers at Westmead use a car as
    Precinct                               Jobs
                                                                  Westmead not only draws upon talented labour, it also                                                                  the primary method of travel to work,
    Westmead                               18,000                 produces it. In 2016 Westmead will train over 200 PhD                                                                  only 8% currently use the train.
                                                                  students; along with providing over 1,100 highly skilled
    Randwick                               14,500
                                                                  medical research jobs, of which 170 are leading clinical
    Royal Prince Alfred                    12,000                 academic scientist jobs.
                                                                  Magnet for capital: Westmead has a long history of
    Liverpool                              6,500                  attracting both public and private capital. As shown on                                                                Legend
                                                                  page 8, Westmead currently has over $3.4 billion of capital                                                               Westmead Precinct
    Penrith                                6,000                                                                                                                                            0 - 100
                                                                  mobilising within the precinct, with potential identified for                                                             100 - 500
                                                                                                                                                                                            500 - 1,500
    Blacktown                              3,100                  over $2.4 billion of additional capital over the next decade.                                                             1,500 - 3,000
                                                                  The growing role of Westmead as a location for specialised                                                                3,000 - 4,500
    Campbelltown                           2,000                  services and employment will encourage further capital          Westmead workers by place of residence.
                                                                  investment and commensurate attention from capital              Source: ABS (2011)
Source: Deloitte (2016)
Westmead, driving the agglomeration of one                        A platform for national innovation: Government
of Sydney's great new cities: Westmead is one of the              and industry widely recognise that Australia’s future
largest health, education and research precincts in the world;    prosperity is inextricably linked to its ability to innovate.   Figure 2: Where patients come from
it provides direct health services to almost 10% of Australia’s   Dr Terry Cutler who led the Australian National Innovation                                                             While Westmead hospitals serve all
population. By 2031 it will be part of the largest Local Health   System Review in 2008 concluded ‘there is actually no such                                                             of NSW, the largest numbers of patients
District in Australia. It also provides education to over 3,400   thing as a national innovation system; rather Australia’s                                                              admitted to a hospital at Westmead,
students, from pre-schoolers through to PhD candidates.           innovation system is a network of distinct regional                                                                    come from the West. Approximately
Through its health and education assets, Westmead                 and subregional eco systems. These structures cannot just                                                              70% of patients to Westmead come
contributes directly to national productivity through the         be driven from on high, they must be driven locally’.                                                                  from Parramatta, Cumberland or
role these facilities play improving economic participation.                                                                                                                             surrounding local government areas
                                                                  This conclusion points to the observation that locations,
Westmead conducts world-class health and medical research         like Westmead with existing clusters of knowledge based                                                                of the Hills Shire, Blacktown, Fairfield
that traverses the spectrum from basic to translational and       institutions and workers, will become the requisite platforms                                                          and Auburn.
clinical research, taking innovation from bench to the bedside.   upon which Australia’s innovation agenda must be based.
A provider of concentrated jobs: As shown above                   As others have noted; Westmead will become the ‘aircraft                                                               Legend
Westmead currently provides over 18,000 jobs; the largest         carrier’ of Sydney’s future economic prosperity.                                                                          Westmead Precinct
                                                                                                                                                                                            0 - 3,000
number of jobs within Sydney’s seven integrated health            A hub of Western Sydney’s health, education and                                                                           3,000 - 12,000
and education precincts. With potential to grow up to 50,000      research economy: In many ways Westmead operates
                                                                                                                                                                                            12,000 - 30,000
                                                                                                                                                                                            30,000 - 60,000
jobs by 2036, Westmead will play an increasingly important        as an integrated part of other health, education and research                                                             60,000 - 120,000
role in shaping Sydney’s future economic geography. Excluding     networks spread across Western Sydney. Many of these            Source: Western Sydney Local Health District (2016)
Global Sydney CBD, there are few other locations across           networks have physical presences in other precincts across
Sydney capable of producing net jobs growth on the scale          Western Sydney. Over time, economic and investment
possible at Westmead.                                             opportunities will arise that cannot be retained at Westmead,
A catalyst for talented labour markets: Westmead is               but can be secured with any one of four other growing
also defined by its labour market. In 2011, more than 71,000      health and education precincts located at Liverpool, Penrith,
residents living within 30 minutes of Westmead held degree        Campbelltown and Blacktown.

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Access to talented labour markets                                                                                    The future of Westmead
                                                                                                                     Westmead as an Innovation District
Figure 3: Access to the dream demographic
                                                                          In eastern parts of Sydney, a large
                                                                                                                     In 2014 the Brookings Institute released a paper titled
                                                                                                                     ‘Rise of Innovation Districts: A New Geography of Innovation
                                                                                                                                                                                        The basis for thinking about the future
                                                                          cohort of young workers with post
                                                                          graduate qualifications in health,
                                                                                                                     in America' that outlined how a new urban model is emerging,       of Westmead lies not in policy makers
                                                                                                                     giving rise to what are now being called Innovation Districts.
                                                                          medicine and science, such as doctors;
                                                                                                                     Innovation Districts, by definition, are geographic areas where
                                                                                                                                                                                        and business thinking of Westmead
                                                                          live in close proximity to Westmead.
                                                                          Approximately 4,500 residents aged
                                                                                                                     leading-edge anchor institutions and companies cluster             as a hospital or research precinct,
                                                                                                                     and connect with start-ups, business incubators, and
                                                                          20-34 with postgraduate qualifications
                                                                                                                     accelerators. They are also physically compact, transport          but as an Innovation District critical
                                                                          live within 30 minutes of Westmead,
                                                                          representing 23% of all Sydney
                                                                                                                     accessible, technically-wired and offer mixed use housing,
                                                                                                                     office and retail.
                                                                                                                                                                                        to the economic and social prosperity
                                                                                                residents. This
                                                                                                is often referred    The Brookings Institute argues that Innovation Districts           of Australia
                                                                              Westmead Precinct
                                                                                                to as the dream      represent a radical departure from traditional economic
                                                                              0 - 100
                                                                              100 - 250
                                                                                                demographic.         development in three regards:                                      The Brookings Institute work acknowledges three kinds
                                                                              250 - 500
                                                                             500 - 1,000                             •• Unlike customary urban revitalisation efforts that              of Innovation Districts, including:
                                                                             1,000 - 1,500
                                                                                              Of the 65,000 Sydney
                                                                                                                        emphasise commercial aspects of development,                    •• The ‘Anchor Plus’ district model
                                                                                              residents who have
                                                                          postgraduate qualifications in the            or the targeting of footloose industry through artificial tax   •• The ‘Urbanised Science Park’ district model
Sydney residents aged 20-34 with postgraduate qualifications in health,
medicine, science, engineering.                                           fields of health, medicine, science and       incentives, Innovation Districts help their geography move
                                                                                                                                                                                        •• The ‘Re-imagined Urban Area’ district model.
Source: ABS (2011)                                                        engineering, the Westmead suburb has          up the economic value chain of global competitiveness
                                                                          the highest proportion at 1.5%, with          by growing the firms, network and commercial structures         It is the first of these three, the Anchor Plus district model,
                                                                          Parramatta at second with 1.4%.               that drive broad-based prosperity                               defined by the presence of multiple anchor institutions, that
Figure 4: Where doctors live and work in Western Sydney                                                                                                                                 provides the best learning for rethinking about the future
                                                                                                                     •• Instead of building isolated science or technology parks,       of Westmead.
                                                                          Westmead has the highest
                                                                                                                        Innovation Districts focus extensively on creating a dynamic
                                                                          concentration of medical practitioners
                                                                                                                        physical environment that strengthens the possibility           Reference:
                                                                          listed by place of practice in Western                                                                        http://www.brookings.edu/about/programs/metro/innovation-districts
                                                                          Sydney. Alternatively, of all medical         of knowledge spill-overs being created
                                                                          practitioners with a listed practice       •• Rather than focus on discrete industries, Innovation
                                                                          address in Western Sydney, 40% are            Districts represent an intentional effort to create new
                                                                          listed in Westmead.                           products, technologies and market solutions through
                                                                                                                        the convergence of disparate sectors and specialisations.



Source: Healthcare Real Estate (2016)

Table 2: Healthcare practitioner concentrations in Sydney
 Suburb       Practitioners                 Practitioners per km2
 Westmead              1,080                                   372
 Liverpool               549                                    87
 Bella Vista             118                                    31
 Blacktown               298                                    19
 Campbelltown            208                                    19
 Penrith                1115                                    11
Source: Healthcare Real Estate Australia (2016)
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Investment pipeline
A place for your business to grow

Projects shaping Westmead                                            Public and private investment pipeline                                                   Surrounding infrastructure pipeline                               A total of $5.8 billion of investment
A total of $5.8 billion of investment is under various stages        Chart 1: Investment pipeline:                                                            Table 4: Surrounding infrastructure                               is under various stages of delivery,
of delivery, planning, or with potential to be delivered as part     Public and private funding split (millions)
of plans for Westmead over the next decade. This includes;                                                      9%                                             Project
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Value       Estimated year   planning, or with potential to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ($ million) of delivery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                delivered as part of plans for
•• $3.4 billion, currently being delivered or under planning
•• $2.4 billion, potential development (identified by Deloitte                                                                                                 Altitude Tower                              450          2017
   Access Economics).                                                                                                                                                                                                           Westmead over the next decade
                                                                                                                                                               Western Sydney University,
Following is a selection of current major projects being                                                                                                                                                   221          2017
                                                                                                                                                               Parramatta CBD Campus
promoted in Westmead:                                                                                                                                                                                                           Table 5: Estimated additional gross floor area (GFA),
                                                                                                                                                               Parramatta Square,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           500          2019    Westmead (2016 – 2031)
Table 3: Westmead investment pipeline                                                                                                                35%
                                                                                                                                                               sites 3 & 4
                                                                                                                                                     $2 054
                                                                                                                                                               Parramatta Stadium                          300          2019     2016/2021          2021/2026          2026/2031           Total
 Major Westmead investment projects
                                                         $ million
 (selected plans, over 15 years)                                                                                                                               Parramatta Square,
                                                                              56%                                                                                                                         1,200         2021     340,000            500,000            480,000             1,320,000
                                                                            $3 270                                                                             sites 5 & 6
        Parramatta North Urban
 1.                                                      1500                                                                                                                                                                   Additional refers to net increase of total GFA estimated in 2016. Includes
        Transformation Program                                                                                                                                 Westfield Tower                             400          2021
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                commercial and residential GFA.
        Westmead Redevelopment Stage 1                                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Deloitte Access Economics.
                                                                                                                                                               Museum of Applied Arts and
 2.     (including Westmead Hospital and The             900                                                                                                                                               600          2022
        Children's Hospital at Westmead)                                              Non Government sources     Private sector      Public sector
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                By 2031 an additional 1.3 million square metres of GFA
        The University of Sydney, Westmead                           Sources: Deloitte Access Economics (2016)                                                 Parramatta Light Rail                      1,600         2023
 3.                                                      500                                                                                                                                                                    is estimated to be supplied at Westmead.
                                                                     Investment pipeline by use                                                                Cumberland Newspapers                                            Pages 12-26 of this document identify both confirmed
        Western Sydney University Westmead                                                                                                                                                                  52            na
 4.                                                      450                                                                                                   site                                                             investment plans for Westmead of $3.4 billion and
        Campus – 5 lot subdivision                                   Chart 2: Investment pipeline by use (millions)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                an estimated $2.4 billion worth of investment required
        Children’s Medical Research Institute                                                                                                                  Total                                      5,323                 to fund a range of identified facilities at Westmead over
 5.                                                      250                                                          $1 168
        (stages 2-5)                                                                                                                                                                                                            the next decade.
                                                                                                                                                              Sources: Deloitte Access Economics (2016)
 6.     Parramatta Light Rail Network*                   155
                                                                                                                                                              A further $5.3 billion of surrounding infrastructure will
        Mayflower Retirement Village                                                                                                                          be delivered around Westmead over the next seven years
 7.                                                      144
        development                                                                                                                                           in a range of residential, cultural, sporting, transport
                                                                                                                                                              and education infrastructure.
 8.     Westmead Innovation Centre                       60                                                                                          $890
                                                                                                                                                              These investments will support Westmead’s capacity
        The Westmead Institute for Medical                                                                                                                    to deliver jobs over the next two decades.
 9.                                                      95
        Research (stage 2)
                                                                         $2 542
        Ronald McDonald House Westmead
 10.                                                     45
 11.    Wesley Lodge redevelopment                       –

 12.    Neighbourhood retail centre                      –

 13.    Westmead Private Hospital expansion              –                           Health               Research                  Education
                                                                                     Commercial           Residential

                                                                     Sources: Deloitte Access Economics (2016)

Sources: Investment Monitor, Deloitte Access Economics (2016)
* Estimated value attributed to Westmead

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Current and future economic uses of Westmead


 1    The Childrens Hospital Westmead

 2    Westmead Hospital

 3    Westmead Private Hospital

 4    Cumberland Hospital                                                                                              29

 5    Childrens Medical Research Institute

 6    Westmead Institute for Medical Research

 7    Kids Research Institute (KRI)
 8    Parramatta North Urban Transformation
 9    Northmead industrial area
 10   Westmead town centre

 11   Proposed Parramatta Light Rail Route

 12   T-Way

 13   T-Way stop
 14   Westmead Station
 15   Western rail line

 16   Catherine McAuley Secondary School                                                                                                         11
 17   Marist High School                                                      25
                                                          3                                                             5
 18   Mother Teresa Primary School
 19   Western Sydney University campus                                                                2
 20   Parramatta CBD

 21   Parramatta Park
 22   Parramatta Stadium                                                      17

 23   M4 Motorway
 24   Hawkesbury Road

 25   Mons Road                                                                    19                10

 26   Briens Road                                                             15
                                                                                        14                                                                                22

 27   Cumberland Highway
                                                                                                                                Westmead Precinct        New living and             New Westmead
 28   Old Windsor Road                                                                                                                                   accommodation              civic heart
                                                                                                                                Future health            Higher density             Existing private
 29   James Ruse Drive
                                                                                                                                industry uses            residential/ health uses   health uses
 30   Windsor Road                                                                           23
                                                                                                                                Major health, research   Complementary                 20 complementary
                                                                                                                                and education uses       education, health and      health and medical uses
      Church Street


                                                                                                                                                         research uses
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1    The Childrens Hospital Westmead

2    Westmead Hospital

3    Westmead Private Hospital

4    Cumberland Hospital                                                                                              29

5    Childrens Medical Research Institute

6    Westmead Institute for Medical Research

7    Kids Research Institute (KRI)
8    Parramatta North Urban Transformation
9    Northmead industrial area
10   Westmead town centre

11   Proposed Parramatta Light Rail Route

12   T-Way

13   T-Way stop
14   Westmead Station
15   Western rail line

16   Catherine McAuley Secondary School                                                                                            11
17   Marist High School                                                      25
                                                         3                                                             5
18   Mother Teresa Primary School
19   Western Sydney University campus                                                                2
20   Parramatta CBD

21   Parramatta Park
22   Parramatta Stadium                                                      17

23   M4 Motorway
24   Hawkesbury Road

25   Mons Road                                                                    19                10

26   Briens Road                                                             15
                                                                                       14                                                        22

27   Cumberland Highway

28   Old Windsor Road

29   James Ruse Drive

30   Windsor Road                                                                           23                                                        20

     Church Street


Parramatta CBD

Parramatta Parklands and Stadium

Westmead Precinct
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Westmead eco system
Building an eco system that inspires innovation

The Westmead eco system                                               Westmead’s eco system
Westmead is characterised by an established eco system
of leading public and private health, education, and medical
research anchor institutions. Supported by highly talented
surrounding labour markets, these institutions have acted
as magnets for further health related investment. In many
ways they have facilitated the growth of a dynamic eco system
that now includes over 350 complementary enterprises
located at Westmead.
                                                                                                                            Westmead                       The Skin
Like any thriving ecology, Westmead’s                                                                                    Private Hospital                  Hospital

eco system has a range of species                                                                                                                                                                   71,000 post
                                                                                                                                                                                                     graduate STEM
critically important for its growth                                           Health service
                                                                                catchment           Allied Health
                                                                                                                                                                               The Children's
                                                                                                                                                                                Hospital at
                                                                                                                                                                                                      and health
                                                                                                                                                                                                       workers with
                                                                               of 900,000              services
and prosperity. For Westmead to                                                                                                                                                 Westmead                30 minutes

develop as an ‘Innovation District’                                                                                                Westmead
                                                                                                                                  Research and          Westmead
it requires one final species to be                                                                                                Education           Research Hub


added to the system; this species

                                                                                          Westmead                                                                                              Children's


                                                                                           Hospital                                                                                              Hospital
being major health technology

                                                                                                                     University                                                                  Network

enterprises such as bio and medical                                                                                                                               Major clinical and
                                                                                                                                                                   university based
technology firms                                                                                               The University                                     research divisions
                                                                                                                 of Sydney
These enterprise types will be critical in Westmead’s future
                                                                                                                                                                                            Crown Princess
success in that they can bring advanced technologies,                                   Primary Health
                                                                                                                                                                                             Mary Cancer
                                                                                        Care Network
capital and skilled workers required in any eco system                                                                                                Health                                   Centre
                                                                                                                             Medical and
where innovation drives local economic growth.                                                                                                        technology
                                                                                                                             health care
Over the next decade this eco system, including anchor                                                                                                enterprises
institutions conceptually described on the following
diagram, will continue to strengthen through a range of new                                            National
investments. The following chapters of this document aim to                                            Disability                    H e alt                                     City West
highlight individual components of the eco system, including                                          Insurance                                h B u si n e s s                Specialist Day
                                                                                                       Scheme                                                                    Hospital             120,000
profiles of various plans by project partners that when
                                                                                     3,700 PhDs                                                                                                     new residents
combined, will work to further strengthen the innovation                         living within 30                                                                                                 surrounding
eco system emerging at Westmead.                                                         minutes                            Cumberland                                                          Westmead
                                                                                                                              Hospital                                                        by 2026

                                                                Diagram is provided for conceptual purposes only and includes selected anchor institutions, networks and locals drivers of Westmead's existing eco system.
                                                                Source: Deloitte Access Economics and Health Care Real Estate Australia.

Health services
NSW’s leading centre in complex and acute care

                                                                                                                                       Major health services                           Major current plans

                                                                                                                                        1   Westmead Private Hospital                  ••   Westmead Redevelopment
                                                                                                                                                                                       ••   Primary care facilities
                                                                                                                                        2   Westmead Hospital                          ••   Expansion of Westmead Private Hospital
                                                                                                                                                                                       ••   Expanded private hospital services
                                                                                                                                        3   Westmead Hospital Centre for Oral Health   ••   Private mental health facilities
                                                                                                       4                       6                                                       ••   Refurbishment of Westmead Education and Conference
                                                                                                                                        4   The Children’s Hospital at Westmead             Centre.

                                                                                                                                        5   Westmead Skin Hospital

           1                                                                                                                            6   Cumberland Hospital

                                                                                                                                       "The innovative plans we are making             "At the University of Sydney, we
                                                                                                                                       today at Westmead will have a                   provide more than a quarter of
                                                                                                                                       profound impact on paediatric                   a million hours of direct patient
                                                                                                                                       clinical care, research and education           care for the most disadvantaged
                                                                                                                                       on a global scale."                             people in our communities."
                                                                                                                                       Dr Michael Brydon, Chief Executive,             Professor Chris Peck, Dean, Faculty of Dentistry
                                                                                                                                       Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network


Westmead is a national leader in the delivery of high-quality, patient-centred healthcare. It is focussed on keeping people healthy,
providing world-class clinical care and delivering truly integrated care with a right care, right place, right time focus. Hospitals
across Westmead are state and national leaders in healthcare delivery and development. They are also home to world-class
clinicians, who are recognised as being foremost in their fields.
Westmead is most well-known for providing critical and acute health care services for both adults and children in NSW. Driving
much of that load is the increasing burden of chronic, non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular
disease. Hence Westmead also plays a major role in measures designed to reduce the burden of chronic disease in Western
Westmead health workers acknowledge that the healthcare environment is changing, with emerging technology, changing
expectations and contemporary models of care re-thinking the way we deliver health services. Westmead is responding to
this changing healthcare environment with major redevelopments, which will redefine the way we deliver healthcare to patients.

“We are keen to engage with business and the services sector to attract
investment to Westmead for the delivery of excellent health services in a highly
liveable urban environment.”
Danny O’Connor, Chief Executive Western Sydney Local Health District

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Objectives                                                            Implementation
•• To be recognised as delivering world-class health, education       •• Secure longer term opportunities for health technology firms      NSW's largest health redevelopment                              department for adults and paediatric patients and a new
   and research services for the communities of Western                  to locate in proximity to the hospitals                           More than $900 million has been committed by the NSW            cardiac comprehensive care centre to provide a one-stop-
   Sydney and beyond                                                  •• Identification of future land use, transport and infrastructure   Government for Stage 1 of the Westmead Redevelopment,           shop for patients requiring specialist treatments from
                                                                                                                                           including the construction of a new central acute services      multi-disciplinary teams.
•• To improve health care through:                                       needs.
  –– Integration of research, education and clinical care                                                                                  building linking Westmead Hospital to The Children's            Stage 1 of the Westmead Redevelopment also includes
  –– Close collaboration in service delivery, education and                                                                                Hospital at Westmead.                                           refurbishments of some areas within Westmead Hospital
                                                                                                                                           The redevelopment will also help build on the strong            to support comprehensive care centres for gastroenterology,
     research by the precinct partners
                                                                                                                                           collaborations between Westmead's network of hospitals,         respiratory and aged care as well as expanding ambulatory
  –– Active engagement of partners outside the precinct                  Actively seeking new ways of delivering better
                                                                                                                                           research institutes and education organisations for the         care.
     in delivering on the healthcare, education and research vision      healthcare
                                                                                                                                           benefit of the families of Western Sydney and beyond.           Car parking across the precinct is also being improved
     of the precinct
                                                                                                                                           The Westmead Redevelopment is the biggest health                with $72 million invested including a new six storey car park
•• Continue the specialisation of Westmead as Western
                                                                                                                                           redevelopment project in NSW.                                   with 1250 spaces.
   Sydney’s primary centre for complex acute and chronic
                                                                                                                                           The new 12 storey hospital building, due for completion         So far, more than 2,500 clinicians and patients, consumers
   health services
                                                                                                                                           in 2020, will integrate a number of adult and paediatric        and families have been consulted about the Westmead
•• Broaden and integrate private hospital services with public
                                                                                                                                           services including pharmacy and imaging. It will also include   Redevelopment to ensure the new facilities meet community
   services at Westmead
                                                                                                                                           new state-of-the-art operating theatres, a new emergency        needs and help transform the precinct into a world class
•• Work with the NSW Government to identify opportunities                                                                                                                                                  centre for knowledge, skills and care.
   for the private sector to partner with public agencies to
   deliver health facilities and services at Westmead.
Components of the Vision
•• A new acute services building linking Westmead Hospital
   and The Children's Hospital at Westmead, providing
   new state-of-the-art operating theatres and two new                   Westmead Private Hospital
   emergency departments for our adults and paediatric                   Source: Ramsay Health Care (2016)
   patients and 1.5 floors shared with the University of Sydney
   for health-related education                                          Westmead Private Hospital is in the planning phase of
•• The University of Sydney investment in Westmead to                    a development to expand surgical and maternity services
   build on Westmead's strengths in cancer cell biology,                 to meet the growing and changing healthcare needs
   cancer genomics, bioinformatics and the diagnostic                    of Western Sydney. This reflects the rapid population
   sciences including histopathology, biochemistry and                   growth of Western Sydney, advances in surgery and
   immunopathology and expand the educational opportunities              the increasing hospital admissions with Australia’s
   available on the precinct to engineering, physics, business           ageing population.
   management and the social sciences                                    The redevelopment will deliver an improved patient
•• A new Innovation Centre which will draw together research             experience and help to align the hospital to the
   and academic institutes, private companies, clinical providers,       Westmead precinct’s broader vision of strengthening
   health service providers and state entities to collect                its vision as a global health destination.
   and generate ideas and new solutions fostering a culture              Westmead Private offers an extensive range of surgical
   of innovation and knowledge sharing to solve the health               services to the local community. It is at the forefront
   challenges of today and the future                                    of robotic surgery in Australia, offering treatment with
•• New Comprehensive Care Centres in areas like cardiology,              the da Vinci Surgical System for prostate, colorectal,
   that provide a one-stop-shop for patients with specialist             gynaecological and ear nose and throat procedures,
   treatment from multi-disciplinary teams                               combined with cutting edge neurosurgical technology
•• Additional cohesive drug, alcohol rehabilitation and mental           and advanced interventional neuroradiological services.
   health services                                                       Westmead Private Hospital... where advanced technology            Westmead Redevelopment – Stage 1 – artist's impression
•• Future health technology park located in proximity                    meets the best in care!                                           Source: Health Infrastructure (2016)
   to the Westmead precinct.

Growing a greater university presence at Westmead

                                                                                                                                    Major education facilities                                    Proposed facilities
                                                                                                                                    •• The University of Sydney Westmead Clinical School          •• Western Sydney University Westmead campus
                                                                                                                                    •• The Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School, the      redevelopment (+2,500 students)
                                                                                                                                       University of Sydney                                       •• The University of Sydney Westmead campus plans
                                                                                                                                    •• The University of Sydney faculties of:                        (+4,800 students)
                                                                                                                                      –– Dentistry                                                •• New Clinical Training facility (Western Sydney University)
                                                                                                                                      –– Nursing                                                  •• Consolidation of The University of Sydney Dental School,
                                                                                                                                      –– Health Sciences                                             and development of Masters of Nursing at Westmead
                                                                                                                                    •• The University of Sydney Centre for Oral Health            •• The University of Sydney significant investment in medical
                                                                                                                                    •• Charles Perkins Centre, Westmead node                         research and education at Westmead including a new
                                                                                                                                    •• Western Sydney University College and International           School for undergraduate science and engineering
                                                                                                                                       Language School                                               students, and a hub for the Sydney Health Data Coalition.
                                                                                                                                    •• Western Sydney Local Health District Research and             Plans include:
                                                                                                                                       Education Network.                                           –– Sydney Uni Stage 1 (Westmead Education and Conference
                                                                                                                                    “The Westmead precinct has been a                               –– Sydney Uni Stage 2 (Westmead Innovation Centre)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    –– Sydney Uni Stage 3 (CASB)
                                                                                                                                    living demonstration of the University                        •• Expanded opportunities within medical research institutes
                                                                                                                                    of Sydney’s commitment to excellence                          •• National Institute for Complementary Medicine (Western
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sydney University)
                                                                                                                                    and innovation in clinical care,                              •• The University of Sydney significant investment in medical
                                                                                                                                    education and research in Western                                research and education at Westmead including a new
                                                                                                                                                                                                     School for undergraduate science and engineering
                                                                                                                                    Sydney since 1965. We are honoured                               students, and a hub for the Sydney Health Data Coalition.
                                                                                                                                    to contribute to its development as
                                                                                                                                    a global centre for innovation and
                                                                                                                                    excellence through the integration of
Source: The University of Sydney
                                                                                                                                    healthcare, education and research.”
Over 3,400 students currently attend Westmead, ranging from preschool to doctoral students. Two of Australia’s largest
universities; The University of Sydney and Western Sydney University both have major plans for expansion at Westmead                Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor and Principal,
and surrounding areas. These plans total almost $1 billion, and will see tertiary student numbers at Westmead grow to               University of Sydney
8,500 over the next decade.
Academic plans included in this growth outlook are focussed in the fields of diagnostic sciences and technologies, sustainable
health, patient-centred care and translational health. Other areas will include data analytics, engineering, IT, health, arts
and social sciences.
The increased University presence at Westmead will create a complementary mixing of students, researchers, academic leaders
and industry. As a result, Westmead will be ideally positioned to take advantage of the data revolution that is set to change the
face of medicine.

“World-leading, industry engaged and community embedded research will
be at the forefront of Western Sydney University’s presence in the revitalised
Westmead. This will include technology-infused clinical teaching and start-up
Professor Barney Glover, Vice-Chancellor and President, Western Sydney University

Westmead Innovation District | Building Western Sydney’s jobs engine

Objectives                                                            Components of the Vision                                           Implementation
•• Grow a greater University education profile at Westmead            •• Building Australia’s medical research, science and              •• Student accommodation to be pursued on key public         Creating vibrant student communities
•• Westmead to expand its role as an international destination           innovation capacity by training the world-leading                  and private sites within Westmead                         Development is currently underway at Western Sydney
   for training of health and medical professionals                      researchers of tomorrow                                         •• Ensure future clinical, innovation, research and start    University’s Westmead Campus to transform the site
•• Develop an eco system that promotes invention                      •• A new range of student accommodation to service                    up spaces proposed for Westmead will consider spaces      into the gateway to the Westmead. The four-hectare
   and creativity through the mixing and co-location of                  the growing tertiary education profile of Westmead                 that encourage student participation                      development is set to include education, commercial,
   researchers, students and industry in a quality environment        •• New clinical training facilities, co-located with student       •• Development of a Westmead Research and Educational        retail, residential and community spaces that will
                                                                                                                                                                                                      service the rapidly growing resident and worker
•• Westmead to become a leader in workplace integrated                   learning centres                                                   Engagement Plan between Western Sydney University,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      populations of the region.
   learning                                                           •• Integration of research and education with clinical care,          The University of Sydney, the Children’s Hospital at
•• To train the health, medical and research workforces to               with an emphasis on inter-disciplinary and transdisciplinary       Westmead and the Western Sydney Local Health District.    The campus is positioned at the nexus of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Westmead train station, bus transit way service and
   service Western Sydney’s rapidly growing population.                  teaching
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Westmead Hospital. In light of this strategic location,
                                                                      •• Development of a university campus style environment,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the development will facilitate access to public
The University of Sydney holds 190                                       in future Public Domain plans, to attract more students
                                                                                                                                                                                                      transport nodes for patients and workers commuting
                                                                         to Westmead                                                                                                                  to and from the public and children’s hospitals.
dental chairs at its Westmead’s Centre                                •• An expanded range of academic disciplines provided
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The project aims to build the academic profile of
for Oral Health, with approximately                                      at Westmead
                                                                      •• Development of an educational environment that
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the University’s Westmead campus to complement
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the sites strategic location.
125,000 patient appointments                                             fosters innovation through trans-disciplinary interaction
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Once redevelopment is complete, the campus will
                                                                      •• More Australian Government funded study places
provided every year                                                      for Nursing and health professionals.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      provide for a range of targeted education and research
                                                                                                                                                                                                      opportunities including:
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ••   National Institute for Complementary Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ••   Clinical Nursing and Allied Health
   Strengthening data and information capabilities                     The University of Sydney plans to establish a node of its        The Westmead Institute, The Crown Princess Mary Cancer        ••   Multi-disciplinary research
                                                                       Knowledge Hub as a dedicated collaboration space with            Centre, Breast Cancer Institute, WSLHD Research &             ••   Translation health research
   The University of Sydney is currently investing in and
                                                                       industry and community partners at Westmead. This                Education Network, The George Institute, Charles Perkins      ••   Data Analytics
   expanding their Westmead Campus to maintain its global
   leadership position for research and innovation. $50 million        initiative has been established due to the university’s          Centre, The Marie Bashir Institute and the Cancer Research    ••   Biomedical engineering.
   will initially be invested in infrastructure and $500 million in    belief in the need for co-locating researchers, industry         Network.                                                      Launch Pad, business and innovation support program
   total by 2030. This will see students at the multidisciplinary      and community partners for creating an invention and             The Westmead precinct also supports a significant             for start-up and high-growth technology based
   campus increase from 1,200 to 6,000 places. The first stage         innovation environment.                                          component of the business of Sydney Health Partners, the      businesses in Western Sydney.
   of investment will focus on three core academic areas:              The University of Sydney has been a crucial part of the          only Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre          The redeveloped campus will provide a critical point
   diagnostic sciences and technologies, sustainable health,           Westmead Precinct since belief in the need for co-locating       (AHRTC) in NSW and one of only four such centres in the       of interaction for up to 2,500 students, and support
   and patient-centred care. The campus developments                   researchers, industry and partners to create an invention        country. Sydney Health Partners, which includes Western       a population of 2,000 residents and 1,900 workers.
   aim to complement and strengthen capabilities of the                and innovation environment. Westmead is a leading                Sydney Local Health District, Sydney Local Health District,   The Western Sydney University site is a 5 lot
   Precinct partners that are unique to Westmead. This                 national centre for health and medical education. The            Northern Sydney Local Health District and the University of   subdivision with mixed use zoning covering 123,000
   includes cancer cell biology, cancer genomics, cancer               dental school at Westmead is the University of Sydney’s          Sydney, has been designated by the Australian government      sqm. One of the lots will be reserved for development
   proteomics, microbiology, virology, mycology, human                 primary location for delivery of clinical services, research     as a focus for health research translation, recognised as     of the university campus. Two lots will be mixed use
   genetics, bioinformatics, histopathology, biochemistry              and education, including the clinical education of general       being amongst the world’s best for using medical research     commercial and retail. The further two lots will
   and immunopathology. The development will also create               dentists and oral health therapist as well as specialist         to improve patient care and health outcomes.                  be residential.
   educational opportunities in a range of complimentary               training, such as in oral surgery or prosthodontics. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Westmead
   fields including engineering, physics, business management          University of Sydney’s Clinical Schools at Westmead Hospital
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Campus currently
   and the social sciences.                                            and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead deliver education
                                                                                                                                                                                                      contains Western
   Data sciences is important to the realisation of this vision.       to roughly 700 medical, nursing, dental and allied health
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sydney University’s
   The University’s Translational Data Sciences Initiative will        students per year. Both schools are deeply engaged with
                                                                                                                                                                                                      English Program,
   provide the necessary expertise. Therefore the Vision               research and education activities across the breadth of
                                                                                                                                                                                                      IELTS Centre and
   includes a proposal to incorporate the Health Data Sciences         the University of Sydney, including involvement with key
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Professional and
   Coalition (the Health component of the Translational Data           centres of research like the Children's Medical Research
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Community Programs.
   Sciences Initiative) into the Westmead Innovation Centre.           Institute, Kids Research Institute, Pathology West-ICPMR,

A thriving community of world leading medical researchers

                                                                                                                                    Major research institutes                                    Major plans for research growth

                                                                                                                                     1   Institute for Clinical Pathology and Medical Research   •• Western Sydney University Translational Health
                                                                                                                                         (ICPMR) – Pathology West                                   Research Institute
                                                                                                                                                                                                 •• National Institute for Complementary Medicine
                                                                                                                                     2   Kids Research Institute                                    (Western Sydney University)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 •• Children’s Medical Research Institute, stages 2-5
                                                                                                                                     3   Children’s Medical Research Institute                      (increasing researchers five-fold)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 •• The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, stage 2
                                                                                                                                     4   Westmead Institute for Medical Research                 •• NSW Bio-Banking facility
                                                                                                                                                                                                 •• Westmead Innovation Centre
                                                                                                                                     5   University clinics                                      •• Dedicated paediatrics clinical trails centre at the Kids
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Research Institute
                                                                                                                                     6   Western Sydney Local Health District Research and       •• Western Sydney University Clinical Training Facility
                                                     2                                                                                                                                           •• Sydney University’s Knowledge Hub (Westmead spoke)
                                                                                                                                         Education Network
                                                                                                                                                                                                 •• Western Sydney University LaunchPad.





Westmead offers a full spectrum of medical research from basic research to translational and clinical research, and population
health studies.
Westmead is home to over 1,100 full-time equivalent (FTE) research staff, across four major institutes and numerous research
centres, groups and networks. The majority of these (700) are full-time researchers, including 170 leading clinician-scientists,
with the remainder being research support staff.
In 2015 Westmead researchers were awarded over $79 million in Category 1 public medical research grants, compared
to less than $30 million in 2006. In 2015, researchers at Westmead achieved a grant writing success rate of 22%, compared
to a publicised national success rate of 14%.
Westmead’s research institutes and clinical facilities also play an integral role in education. In 2016, Westmead’s research
institutes, in partnership with Westmead’s hospitals, will train over 200 PhD students, and a further 100 post graduate students.
The University of Sydney alone trains over 300 PhD students and 700 students in medical, nursing, dental and allied health
professions at Westmead.

“With a world-class basic medical research program we are making new
discoveries and helping to train the next generation of researchers,
problem-solvers and innovators who can harness the current explosion
in scientific knowledge to improve the health of people everywhere.”
Professor Roger Reddel, Children’ Medical Research Institute

Westmead Innovation District | Building Western Sydney’s jobs engine

Objectives                                                        Components of the Vision                                           Implementation
•• Continue to grow the research profile and presence             •• Westmead Research Hub to identify ways to better                •• Focus on building scale and diversity of innovation activities   Research technologies
   of Westmead, with the purpose of translating discoveries          align and promote precinct research with global health             across Westmead, followed by improving the translation
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cell Imaging
   into new therapeutics, improved clinical care, and improved       innovation opportunities described on page 23                      of discoveries into healthcare and commercial applications
                                                                                                                                                                                                         2 laser scanning fluorescence microscopes
   hospital population health outcomes                            •• Using the strength of national centres for research             •• Establish a Westmead commercial hub to be the conduit
                                                                                                                                        for researchers, innovators, and students to take great          1 fluorescence deconvolution microscope
•• Attract additional private sector funding for health              excellence in infectious diseases, immunisation, pancreatic
   and medical research conducted at Westmead                        islet transplantation, obesity and melanoma                        research and ideas to the world, encourage and engage            3 midrange optical microscopes
•• Position research conducted at Westmead to maximise            •• Hub networked translational research centres including:            with private sector                                              1 laser capture microscope for molecular biology
   global trends from health innovations forecast over              1. Cell and Gene Therapy Centre aimed at curing diabetes,        •• Foster education pathways for science, technology,               High pressure liquid nitrogen freezer for specimens
   the next decade                                                     leukaemia, heart failure and immune diseases.                    engineering and maths (STEM) students interested                 Super-Resolution Microscope
•• Ensure the commercial benefits of high impact research           2. Cancer                                                           in pursuing a career in the medical and life sciences
   conducted at Westmead are retained in Australia.                 3. Infectious and immune diseases                                •• Ensure Westmead researchers are aware of venture capital         Electron Microscopy
                                                                    4. Neurosciences and mental health                                  opportunities and what they would need to do to gain             2 transmission electron microscopes
“At Westmead, businesses have the                                 •• Link to establishment of university science and engineering        the interest of venture capital                                  1 transmission electron microscope for diagnostics
opportunity to work alongside some                                   schools at Westmead
                                                                  •• Greater access to research expertise to attract private
                                                                                                                                     •• Continue long-term investment in facilities, equipment
                                                                                                                                        and data services to future-proof research and continue
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Specimen preparation and technique development
of the World’s pre-eminent scientists                                sector interest in core research facilities including;             to attract and retain internationally acclaimed researchers      Equipped for routine room temperature and low
                                                                                                                                        and academics to Westmead
and clinicians with the most advanced                               –– The world’s first industrialised proteomics cancer
                                                                       research facility                                             •• Increased support for translational research, through
                                                                                                                                                                                                         temperature specimen preparation
                                                                                                                                                                                                         High pressure liquid nitrogen freezer for specimens
research equipment available.”                                      –– Plans for a jointly funded Centre for Clinical Bio-Banking       provision of greater facilities for clinical research.
                                                                  •• Continue to create formal partnerships with research                                                                                Genomics
Professor Tony Cunningham, The Westmead Institute                    institutes external to Westmead.                                                                                                    Genotyping analysis
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Microarray and nanostring technologies
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gene detection technologies
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Genome sequencing
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Quality control methods to maintain for RNA and DNA

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Flow Cytometry
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Capable of detecting 23 parameters simultaneously
                                                                                                                                                                                                         at the speed of 70,000 cells per second
   Westmead Research Hub case study                                In order to increase scale, focus is now on attracting           Existing facilities available at Westmead are outlined               2 basic flow cytometry analyzers
   Formed in 2001, the Hub is a cooperative venture designed       private sector funding. Future Hub activity will not only        on page 28.                                                          2 intermediate flow cytometry analyzers
   to focus the research activities of the Westmead Campus         allow research teams to work directly with private interests,                                                                         2 high end flow cytometry analyzers
   with a vision to be a world-leading health and medical          but will also attract researchers outside of the precinct to
                                                                                                                                                                                                         1 intermediate cell sorter
   research precinct enhancing the community’s health and          utilise Westmead’s world class facilities on an ad-hoc or
                                                                   subscription basis.                                                                                                                   1 high end cell sorter
                                                                                                                                                                                                         1 fully automated cell separator
   The Hub focusses on basic , translational and clinical
                                                                   Table 6: Future GFA estimates for delivery by 2031
   research and members comprise the two independent                                                                                                                                                     Proteomics
   medical research institutes in Westmead, the University           Institute                                                      Current GFA (sqm)               Future GFA (sqm)                     2 separate mass spectrometry facilities for Research
   of Sydney, the research divisions of the hospitals and
                                                                     Hospital/University research space                             12,480                          40,000                               or Industrialised proteomics
   the large pathology institute (ICPMR). Environmental
   design encourages spontaneity and the translation of ideas        Children’s Medical Research Institute                          9,000                           23,000                               6 SWATH 6600 mass spectrometer systems,
   between researchers and clinicians from all institutions,         Kids’ Research Institute                                       7,200                           9,000                                harmonised together for ProCan
   while easy access to research expertise and technology            The Westmead Institute for Medical Research                    17,800                          28,000                               6 diverse high end research mass spectrometers
   facilities increases both individual and collective research      Other space                                                    n/a                             10,000                               Well-equipped proteomics research hotel, wet lab
   productivity.                                                                                                                                                                                         space for sample prep and data analysis
                                                                     Total                                                          46,180                          110,000

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