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Parramatta’s Innovation Hub Underway

There is expected to be a massive education and jobs boom as part of plans for a new $280 million engineering innovation hub at Western Sydney University, Parramatta.

Planning and Public Spaces minister Rob Stokes says the proposed hub will include a 19-storey education building for engineering and architecture students from Western Sydney University and the University of NSW, as well as space for new shops, offices and public open space.

“Greater Parramatta’s transformation into a cultural, economic and education precinct is well underway thanks to the NSW Government’s record investment in infrastructure,” says Stokes.

“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 Hub will support the government’s goal of creating 200,000 jobs in the west, which signals good news for property investors in Parramatta and neighbouring suburb, Harris Park.

The proposal is on exhibition for community feedback until mid-June 2019. To view the proposal or to make a submission, visit here.

Original article published in The Daily Telegraph May 27, 2019.