The NSW Government will build a new education campus in Westmead, changing the game in how our children learn in Western Sydney.
The new campus will be co-located within the Westmead Health and Innovation District and includes a new 1000 student primary school with a pre-school, and a 2000 student selective high school.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the campus will enable partnerships with major hospitals, medical research institutes and university campuses – providing students with an integrated learning experience.
“This will change the game in how our children get an education, allowing them to learn alongside our world-leading doctors, nurses and medical researchers.
“We need to continue to look at innovative ways to better prepare our students for the jobs of the future whether that be in STEM, healthcare or medical science. That is exactly what this new way of learning will look to achieve.
“Students will be able to leverage off the world-class health and research facilities that are already located within the Westmead Health and Innovation District.”
Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said this government is delivering for the future of NSW.
“Building a selective high school in the heart of the health and innovation district is an Australian first and will provide unparalleled opportunity for students,” Ms Mitchell said.
“The NSW Government are delivering an historic school building program, investing $17.7 billion so that thousands of students across the state benefit from hundreds of new and upgraded schools.
“Working in partnership with local hospitals, universities and medical research institutes we have the opportunity to deliver a world-class teaching and learning facility as part of the Westmead Health and Innovation District.”
The NSW Government is investing $8.6 billion in school infrastructure over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 160 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW.
The Westmead Education Campus will be funded through the NSW Government’s $5 billion WestInvest Program, which was established to fund transformative infrastructure projects across 15 Western Sydney Local Government Areas.