Australia-wide collaborative partnerships with government, industry and academia
Successful precincts unite government, academia and business with collaboration and innovation at the forefront. UNSW Health Precincts aim is to deliver initiatives of significant societal impact through developing collaborative spaces to drive development in healthcare, innovation, education and research.
UNSW leads the strategic direction for collaboration with our partners for our active and emerging precincts.
UNSW has committed to a number of exciting precincts at varying levels of maturity from active, emerging and proposed, all which cross through health, innovation, education and research sectors.
The Randwick Health and Innovation Precinct is set to become the largest collocated health precinct in NSW. The Precinct spans Botany Street and brings together government, UNSW, four hospitals (Prince of Wales, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Royal Hospital for Women, Prince of Wales Private), preclinical facilities and nine institutes spanning neuroscience, mental health, cancer and other fields.
With construction currently underway the Precinct will position Sydney to compete at the forefront of health education, training and research internationally. This, in turn, will attract outstanding clinicians, health professionals and academics to drive better healthcare outcomes for patients and generate economic benefits for the community.
The Liverpool Health and Innovation Precinct is reimagining how health, education and research is undertaken individually and collaboratively to drive innovation in Liverpool. Anchored around the Liverpool Hospital, the Precinct will attract the industries and jobs that will drive the next wave of economic progress in the region.
UNSW has been a significant partner with Liverpool Hospital for 30 years and has committed a campus within the precinct zone. For more information visit Liverpool Innovation Precinct.
As part of the Liverpool Innovation Precinct development, a node of the Ingham Institute has been proposed for Campbelltown. Known as the Macarthur Medical Research Centre, it will be based within the new $632m Campbelltown Hospital precinct, due for completion in 2022. The proposed Macarthur Medical Research Centre is a collaboration between Western Sydney University (WSU) and its research partners, (UNSW, South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), Campbelltown City Council and the Ingham Institute) and will focus on addressing chronic local health issues such as diabetes, mental health and paediatrics.
Construction of the Macarthur Medical Research Centre would align with the 2022 - Stage 2 redevelopment of Campbelltown Hospital. UNSW continues to develop plans for work which will further define the ongoing timeframes for this Precinct.
Located close to city’s Central Business District, the Wagga Wagga Health and Knowledge Precinct is a strategically selected mixed-use precinct surround the city’s two major hospitals – Wagga Base Hospital (public) and Calvary Riverina Hospital (private). UNSW Medicine & Health has a rural clinical school at the Wagga Base Hospital. Wagga Wagga City Council and the NSW Department of Planning and Environment have developed a Health and Knowledge Precinct Master Plan which explores integrating complementary uses such as: Higher density accommodation, Allied health, aged care, commercial spaces, green spaces, healthy living, smart spaces, education. UNSW is a member of the precinct and will work collaboratively to redevelop the rural clinical school building – a project made possible through external grant funding.
St George Public Hospital, a major tertiary and teaching hospital, is the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District’s leading hospital. It specialises in medical trauma services and contains the Medical Retrieval Service Coordination Centre for NSW. The NSW Government has committed $277 million between 2014–2019 to support the hospital’s expansion. The St George & Sutherland Clinical School, which is part of UNSW Medicine & Health, provides clinical studies for students at St George Hospital. UNSW is a member of the precinct but has not contributed to the current capital program for redevelopment of the hospital.
Led by Western Sydney University, this precinct will establish a world-class teaching and research campus in the Bankstown strategic centre that will potentially accommodate up to 7,000 students. Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital is located close to Bankstown strategic centre. A health and education precinct will emerge from the co-location of health and education facilities in the centre. A 2021 addition to the UNSW Health Precincts portfolio, UNSW is a member of the precinct but has not contributed to the current capital program for redevelopment of the hospital.
UNSW Health Precincts Team
The Health Precincts Unit (HPU) was established to enable multi-sector partnerships which deliver value, innovation and generational transformation. The HPU leads and oversees major strategic projects that address medium or long-term strategic objectives of UNSW.
The HPU aims to lead, coordinate and prioritise the strategic development of precinct activity across UNSW to ensure financial sustainably and operational efficiency.