Worldwide search to transform Westmead

The search is on for experienced master planners to create a world-class vision for the rapidly growing Westmead innovation district.

Western Sydney Local Health District and City of Parramatta Council, both members of the Westmead Alliance, have partnered to recruit local and international master planning expertise and thought leadership to deliver a visionary master plan.

The plan will ensure a holistic and integrated approach that incorporates all elements of the Westmead precinct, allowing the region to reach its full potential.

As well as the expansion of core health, education and research facilities, Westmead is looking to push the boundaries in urban design, integrated transport, development of high-technology industries, key worker and student accommodation, retail, green space and other amenities to support a vibrant community.

Westmead currently provides direct health services to almost 10 per cent of Australia’s population.

It has four major hospitals, three research institutes and two major universities have campuses at Westmead.

The Westmead precinct is currently undergoing a major transformation, with more than $3 billion committed by government, universities and the private sector to upgrade and expand the precinct’s health services, education and medical research facilities and undertake urban transformation over the coming years.

By 2026, the Westmead precinct will have more than 26,000 staff and 10,000 students, 2.8 million outpatient visits and more than 160,000 emergency department presentations every year.

The opportunity to develop a world-class innovation district has the potential to deliver up to 50,000 knowledge jobs and establishing a full university campus at
Westmead could see student numbers grow to 50,000 and generate an additional $4.5 billion in economic output.

To ensure Westmead can meet the needs of the growing population, the search is on for those with a proven track record in master planning, including expertise in planning of major health and education precincts, residential and industrial areas and a good understanding of innovation district development principles and processes.

The procurement documents can be found at https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/health

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