In 2016, Westmead produced over $1.9 billion of economic output, making the Western Suburbs one of the biggest economic engines in Australia.
Today, Westmead has become Australia’s only innovation district and is one of the world’s largest health and research precincts. More than $900 million has been committed for Stage 1 of the Westmead Redevelopment project, which will further improve major hospitals by 2020. Building on the success of Westmead as the paragon of integrated healthcare, research and education, Western Sydney University is expanding its footprint with a new $220.5 million building to promote ongoing learning. This will allow an extra 2,500 students into the precinct.