Urbis Planning and Engagement teams have partnered with Western Sydney University to deliver a new flagship vertical Bankstown City Campus.
The Campus, the University’s third vertical campus, is a key plank of its Western Growth Strategy – an ambitious program of works that is reshaping the University’s campus network.
Our Planning team is working with the City of Canterbury Bankstown to progress a site-specific Planning Proposal to enable the construction of the vertical campus. Concurrently, a State Significant Development Application for the architecturally distinct building has commenced.
A comprehensive engagement and media strategy is underway to support the planning approvals. Our Engagement team is working with the University to deliver the proactive strategy, ensuring all internal and external stakeholders have the opportunity to contribute to the project. The team is utilising a range of channels, including face-to face, digital and social media. Our aim is to build a foundation of mutual trust and shared ownership of the outcomes.
Set to open for teaching in early 2022, the campus will revitalise the area’s CBD precinct, and embed the University in the economic, social and civic life of Bankstown. Located between Bankstown’s Council administration building, Library and Knowledge Centre, the campus will provide new jobs and educational opportunities within the heart of the community.
A new university campus in Bankstown CBD is a great opportunity for western Sydney to increase tertiary education attainment, shape Bankstown into a 24-hour activity centre and support the knowledge and innovation economy.