$280m Engineering Innovation Hub for Parramatta
Posted on 28 May 2019
The NSW government is calling on locals for their input on a new $280m Engineering Innovation Hub in Parramatta. The project would include a 19-storey, 28,500sq metre education building for Engineering and Architecture students from Western Sydney University (WSU) and the University of NSW (UNSW). There would also be allowance for new shops, offices and a public open space.
The project is a joint venture development with WSU and UNSW in partnership with Charter Hall. Tzannes and Blight Rayner have been selected as the joint architects on the project.
Rob Stokes, the Planning and Public Spaces minister, has this to say about the project,
“Greater Parramatta’s transformation into a cultural, economic and education precinct is well underway thanks to the NSW Government’s record investment in infrastructure,”
“The future Engineering Innovation Hub as well as the Parramatta Light Rail and Metro West, Western Sydney Airport, Powerhouse Museum move and the newly opened Bankwest Stadium are all great examples of the huge transformation underway in the area.”
The project would provide an economic boost to the area, assisting the NSW Government’s goal of creating 200,000 new jobs in the west.
Feedback from the public will be welcomed until Wednesday June 19th.