Western Sydney University's Shergold Building Takes Out Top Gong

Western Sydney University's Parramatta City campus – the Peter Shergold Building. Photo: Bryan Siebel

The Western Sydney University’s (WSU) Parramatta CBD Campus, the Peter Shergold Building, has taken out the inaugural Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue’s (WSLD) Project of the Year, at the Boomtown! Infrastructure Summit.

The award, presented in front of a crowd of 400+ guests, spread across the government, property, transport, infrastructure and community sectors, recognised the transformative impact of WSU’s first CBD campus, which was opened earlier this year by NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian.

“Not only is this $220m development a first for Western Sydney, but the aptly named Professor Peter Shergold building, has, and will continue to act as a major catalyst of city activation,” WSLD Chairman, Christopher Brown AM, said.

“While there were a number of high-calibre finalists, the WSU Parramatta CBD campus, which currently houses 10,000 students, was a clear stand-out and has set a new standard when it comes to tertiary education in the region.”

The WSLD Project of the Year was established to celebrate achievement in innovation and leadership in project design and delivery, by the public and private sector, and recognises major projects that have positively impacted on community, social, and economic outcomes, over the past 12 months.

WSU, along with its development partners Charter Hall and John Holland, was selected by WSLD’s Patrons (excluding Prof. Peter Shergold due to his current role as Chancellor of WSU).

Other nominees for Project of the Year, included:

  • M4 road widening for WestConnex (Sydney Motorway Corporation/RMS)
  • Transport Technology Centre at TAFE Wetherill Park (TAFE NSW)
  • Western Sydney University Clinical School at Campbelltown Hospital (WSU/SWSLHD)
  • Fire and Rescue Academy at Erskine Park (FRNSW)
  • Inglis Riverside Stables (Inglis/Accor Hotels)


22 November 2017

Media Unit