The Liverpool Innovation Precinct is anchored by Liverpool Public Hospital, Australia’s largest standalone hospital. It also includes the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research and is supported by leading teaching and research organisations within Liverpool’s CBD, including the University of Wollongong, Western Sydney University, the University of NSW and TAFE NSW.
In 2017, representatives from these institutions joined the South West Sydney Primary Health Network, 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 precinct that will:
- Build on the key strengths in health, research and education
- Encourage and support growth in knowledge-intensive jobs
- Support the economic growth of the region
- Enable pathways to commercialisation of start-ups and research outcomes
- Enable businesses to compete nationally and internationally
The NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Rob Stokes officially launched the Land Use Analysis and Precinct Strategy on the 28th October at Liverpool’s flagship research hub, the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research. David Borger, Independent Chair of the Liverpool Innovation Precinct said, “This strategy is about going to potential investors with a united vision that says Liverpool is open for business and ready to work with international technology, medical and innovative organisations.”
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.