For the first time, the Universities of Sydney and Western Sydney have produced a report card and joint vision for western Sydney that reveals how the region can become one of the state’s most important incubators for future jobs and higher education.
Launching the vision this morning for the Greater Parramatta and Olympic Peninsula (GPOP) – linking Parramatta-Westmead with the Aerotropolis – the Vice-Chancellors were joined by Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres MP, the Greater Sydney Commission and the Western Sydney Business Chamber.
Both universities commissioned the report card to identify how the region is faring and how best to leverage the area’s expected population boom with jobs, innovation and transport. Over the next 30 years, the largest population increases in NSW will be seen in western Sydney.
The scorecard also found that skill formation in GPOP is strong, based on the significant investments from the University of Sydney and Western Sydney University.