EXCLUSIVE: WSU to develop Bankstown CBD Campus


Story By Michael Wright

Western Sydney Uni has today announced they will commence development on a new campus in the Bankstown CBD.

Vice Chancellor and President, Prof. Barney Glover announced the development to over 100 students and staff at the existing Bankstown Campus at Milperra.

Current courses based at Milperra will begin to move to the university’s new Liverpool Campus beginning in 2018, with the first 3 years of Nursing programs, and Social Science students the first to make the move.

W’SUP can also reveal some of the early floorplans for Liverpool Campus. The building will have a full floor dedicated to library, alongside a student services hub as in 1PSQ. Learning from the mistakes of 1PSQ, the building will also have a floor dedicated to student social space, where students will be able to interact and mingle between classes.

A leaked floorplan of the new Western Sydney University campus at Liverpool.

A leaked floorplan of the new Western Sydney University campus at Liverpool.


The Bankstown CBD Campus, which still requires approval from the City of Canterbury Bankstown, will likely host the remainder of programs currently at Milperra. The University says the new building will host students “by 2021, prospectively.”

A site for the building has not been chosen, but the University has emphasised that the location will be central to the existing and new transport facilities in the Bankstown CBD.

The Milperra campus will be redeveloped following the relocation, alongside the redevelopment of the Werrington Estate and Parramatta North campuses, earmarked for 2020. While the University has not made final decisions, early indications look toward the development of residential precincts.

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