Liverpool Innovation Precinct is anchored by Liverpool Public Hospital, Australia’s largest standalone hospital. It also includes Sydney Southwest Private Hospital and Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research.
These organisations are supported by the presence of leading teaching and research organisations within Liverpool’s CBD, including University of Wollongong, Western Sydney University, the University of NSW and TAFE NSW.
In 2017, representatives from these institutions joined business groups, NSW Government departments and Liverpool City Council to commission PwC to produce Reimagining... the Liverpool Health, Education, Research and Innovation Precinct. The document sets out an ambitious vision for a collaborative and innovative sector taking advantage of the latest technology to drive progress and produce better health and educational outcomes for the whole of South West Sydney.
The Liverpool Innovation Precinct has the capacity to transform both how our city functions and the perceptions of Liverpool and the broader South West Sydney region. Already a major employer, the precinct can become even more important as a job generator, building on the connections between some significant institutions.
The PWC report was commissioned by the following Liverpool Health, Education, Research and Innovation Precinct Committee members:
- Liverpool City Council
- South Western Sydney Local Health District
- Liverpool Public Hospital
- South West Sydney Primary Health Network
- Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research
- Sydney Business Chamber
- NSW Health Infrastructure
- TAFE NSW
- University of Wollongong
- University of New South Wales
- Western Sydney University
Liverpool City Council has committed to funding $30,000 in scholarships over the next three years. Five $2000 equity-based scholarships will be available each year to financially and/or socially disadvantaged students from the Liverpool region to study at the University of Wollongong's South Western Sydney campus.
They will operate alongside two University Of Wollongong funded $5000 academic excellence scholarships, offered each year to students studying at the South Western Sydney Campus with high academic achievement and who display the attributes of community engagement, leadership and motivation to study.