Campbelltown-Macarthur is developing into Greater Sydney’s newest health and medical hub with research and specialist community-based care in paediatrics and gastrointestinal disorders. It contains Campbelltown public and private hospitals, Western Sydney University Campbelltown Campus, and TAFE NSW Western Sydney. Collectively, these elements form the health and education precinct and the Collaboration Area also includes Macarthur Square, Campbelltown Mall and surrounding government services.
The centre has the potential to grow up to 31,000 jobs (a 52 per cent increase) by 2036. The Western Sydney University has a strong health focus linked to the hospitals and centred around its School of Medicine and Nursing and Midwifery. Programs of note include:
- 7,000 students enrolled at the Campbelltown campus, with 632 studying medicine
- almost 3,000 students enrolled in nursing and midwifery programs and approximately 12,100 enrolled in allied health programs
- the new NSW Government– University funded Macarthur Clinical School at Campbelltown Hospital17.
The NSW Government has committed $632 million for the Campbelltown Hospital Redevelopment Stage 2, mental health services and paediatric services. This follows the completion of the $134 million Stage 1.
The construction of the Campbelltown Sports and Health Centre of Excellence at Western Sydney University, planned for early 2018, will improve access to high quality sport and recreation facilities and provide programs for sports science and sports business.
Health care and social assistance is the most significant employment category in the Local Government Area, with 16 per cent or 8,000 jobs. The sector is forecast to grow by 2.35 per cent a year, resulting in approximately 13,500 jobs by 204118.
The Collaboration Area will enable a focus on opportunities to generate growth in economic activity, employment and investment. There are opportunities to:
- protect and grow core health and education activity
- provide new research facilities and related commercial premises
- plan for complementary uses and increased cultural, creative, digital or technology businesses and employees
- establish, enhance and promote the interdependencies between health and education to grow innovation, start-up and creative industries
- improve east-west connections and liveability of the area
- support affordable housing opportunities for students and moderate-income households.
|2036 baseline target
|2036 higher target