Westmead wins a 'great' award

Left to right - Leena Singh (Westmead Redevelopment), David Ballantyne (Westmead Redevelopment/Health Infrastructure, Lucy Turnbull (Greater Sydney Commission) and Sam Sangster (Health Infrastructure)

Last week the inaugural Greater Sydney Commission Planning Awards were held to celebrate all of the exciting projects occurring across Sydney.

There were four categories which recognised excellence around the planning work undertaken by projects in the past year. The Westmead Redevelopment project was nominated for its integrated precinct planning approach taken with our precinct partners at Westmead in the Great Integrated Planning Project award category. This category recognised a team that are making significant differences to operating environments and strategic directions.

The Westmead Redevelopment won this category which is a notable achievement given it was the most hotly contested category.

The team was presented a plaque by the new Minister for Planning, the Hon Anthony Roberts. Lucy Turnbull, Commissioner of the GSC and Geoff Roberts, Deputy Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission also offered their congratulations to the Westmead team.

“This achievement recognises the collaboration and joint vision of the precinct partners, Government agencies and commercial partners in creating an exciting and innovative future for health and education at Westmead. As partners we continuously challenge each other to drive the best planning decision, and I’m pleased that we are breaking the mould in every way to drive better health, education and living outcomes for our region,” WSLHD strategic business development & commercial services Leena Singh said.

We want to thank all of the precinct partners for their involvement in working towards this outcome for the precinct. This includes the Western Sydney Local Health District, The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, The Children’s Medical Research Institute, Westmead Private, The University of Sydney and Western Sydney University.

Strategic input and support for projects such as Western Sydney University’s commercial and residential development, UrbanGrowth’s NSW Parramatta North Urban Transformation project and the Parramatta Light Rail have been successful due to the collaboration between each of the organisations involved across Westmead.

At the heart of the Westmead Redevelopment is over $900 million being invested at Westmead for high-end clinical services, research and innovation programs, services upgrades and new car parking.

Related information

See more photos from the event in the 100th edition of the Westmead Update, where this story appeared on 27 February 2017.