Health precincts

UNSW Health Translation Hub

UNSW has ambitiously set out to re-imagine health. Enabling world-class infrastructure and systems within our health precincts will accelerate innovation, test new treatment models through clinical research and clinical trials, all inspired by our people, resources, and partnerships.

Health precincts centre on research and innovation activity, partner investment, place-making, network sharing and specialisation, deliver outcomes beyond health district boundaries, including economic development opportunities, as well as health, educational and social benefits.

We've made strategic and significant investment to health precincts across NSW. Our commitment spans east to west of Sydney with additional significant focus on developing the capabilities in our regional centres like Murrumbidgee, Port Macquarie and Albury-Wodonga. UNSW is committed to removing barriers to collaboration and ensuring alignment of best practice across our health precincts. We are leveraging the scale of our investment across the state through a cross-disciplinary and innovative approach so we can build healthier communities for whom we’ll then serve.

  • Australia-wide collaborative partnerships with government, industry and academia
  • UNSW has committed $1bn to precinct development until 2030
  • Uniting 200 representatives from 19 organisations across governance framework

Our health precincts

UNSW has committed to a number of exciting precincts at varying levels of maturity from active, emerging and proposed, all of which navigate health, innovation, education and research sectors.

Our current projects at the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct

​​​​​​A flagship strategic project for UNSW, the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct (RHIP) will leverage the precinct’s scale, diversity and expertise to influence and impact positive health outcomes. 

Over the next decade, Precinct Partners have committed more than $1.5 billion to redevelopment projects at the Randwick Hospital campus.

UNSW has two major capital developments in the Precinct:

  1. A 5000m2 integrated addition to $720m Prince of Wales Acute Services Building (ASB; estimated completion in 2024). 
  2. The flagship UNSW Health Translation Hub, a 35,600m2 translational research building (estimated completion in 2025).

The RHIP realises a 60-year dream of the University to be better integrated with the adjacent Randwick Hospital campus. 

The Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct is set to become the largest collocated health precinct in NSW. The Precinct spans Botany Street and brings together government, UNSW, four hospitals (Prince of Wales, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Royal Hospital for Women, Prince of Wales Private), preclinical facilities and nine institutes spanning neuroscience, mental health, cancer and other fields.

With construction currently underway the Precinct will position Sydney to compete at the forefront of health education, training and research internationally. This, in turn, will attract outstanding clinicians, health professionals and academics to drive better healthcare outcomes for patients and generate economic benefits for the community.

Read more about RHIP's work in 2021. 

Find out how RHIP engages with industry and its Translational Research Strategy.

For more information, visit Randwick Campus Development or download our guide.

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The UNSW Health Translation Hub (UNSW HTH) will bring together educational and medical researchers, clinicians, educators, industry partners and public health officials to drive excellence. Together, we will also support the rapid translation of research, innovation and education into improved patient care, delivering better health outcomes to the community.

About the UNSW Health Translation Hub

UNSW has secured the State Significant Development Approval for the UNSW HTH. UNSW’s expansion into the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct is on track to be completed in 2025.

A significant project for UNSW, the UNSW HTH will integrate health education, training and research with acute healthcare services, directly benefiting patients, carers and the NSW community.

Located on the corner of High Street and Botany Street, Randwick, the UNSW HTH includes:  

  • purpose-built spaces for researchers, educators and industry partners to work alongside clinicians
  • education, training and research rooms
  • clinical schools and ambulatory care clinics
  • food and beverage retail and supporting amenities including allied health services
  • space for community and cultural events
  • publicly accessible open space for the community
  • pedestrian prioritised links, including bridges, to easily connect to UNSW’s Kensington Campus and the broader Randwick Hospital Campus.UNSW Estate Management has managed the development process and has worked with some of Australia’s leading consultants including Architectus, Aspect Studios, Yerrabingin and Arup to develop the Health Translation Hub. The UNSW HTH has been developed to support the acceleration of improved health services for communities locally and globally. The UNSW HTH is not just a building but instead a place that will drive UNSW’s vision to realise future health benefits.
  • The new UNSW Plaza, with 2500 square metres of publicly accessible open space, will help to create an engaging and welcoming place for staff, students, patients, community and industry partners to learn, research, work and socialise.
  • The UNSW HTH will sit adjacent to the Sydney Children’s Stage 1 and Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre buildings. These two buildings will accompany the Acute Services Building (ASB), currently in construction, to expand the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct. UNSW has approximately 5000 square metres of space in the ASB, which will promote the physical and working integration between UNSW and the hospital.
  • Learn more about the UNSW HTH and wider Randwick Campus redevelopment. For more information about the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct and how you can contribute, please contact precincts@unsw.edu.au.
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UNSW Sydney is partnering with NSW Government to strengthen the Randwick Hospital Campus through the integration of health education, training and research with acute healthcare services.

This new building embeds research, education and training initiatives with clinical activities and strengthens links between clinicians and researchers, providing important insights into current healthcare practice that will lead to learning and advancement in the way healthcare is delivered.

Facilities within the Integrated Acute Services Building addition will broadly include:

  • Research governance and collaboration spaces
  • Clinical research spaces
  • Clinical innovation and translation spaces
  • Clinical translational laboratories (PC2 and PC3)
  • Biomedical engineering innovation spaces

Learn more about the UNSW HTH and wider Randwick Campus redevelopment. For more information about the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct and how you can contribute, please contact precincts@unsw.edu.au.

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St Vincent's Health Precinct is an emerging precinct anchored around the clinical and research excellence of St Vincent’s Public Hospital, Garvin Institute of Medical Research and the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.

UNSW Medicine & Health has a clinical school at St Vincent’s Hospital. Research expertise at the precinct includes cardiovascular and metabolic medicine, inflammation, immunity and inflammation, genetics and genomics, virtual care and allied health.

St George Public Hospital, a major tertiary and teaching hospital, is the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District’s leading hospital. It specialises in medical trauma services and contains the Medical Retrieval Service Coordination Centre for NSW. The NSW Government has committed $277 million between 2014–2019 to support the hospital’s expansion. The St George & Sutherland Clinical School, which is part of UNSW Medicine & Health, provides clinical studies for students at St George Hospital.  UNSW is a member of the precinct but has not contributed to the current capital program for redevelopment of the hospital.

The Liverpool Health and Innovation Precinct is reimagining how health, education and research is undertaken individually and collaboratively to drive innovation in Liverpool. Anchored around the Liverpool Hospital, the Precinct will attract the industries and jobs that will drive the next wave of economic progress in the region.

UNSW has been a significant partner with Liverpool Hospital for 30 years and has committed a campus within the precinct zone. For more information visit Liverpool Innovation Precinct.

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As part of the Liverpool Innovation Precinct development, a node of the Ingham Institute has been proposed for Campbelltown. Known as the Lang Walker AO Medical Research Centre, it will be based within the new $632m Campbelltown Hospital precinct, due for completion in 2022. The proposed Centre is a collaboration between Western Sydney University (WSU) and its research partners, (UNSW, South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), Campbelltown City Council and the Ingham Institute) and will focus on addressing chronic local health issues such as diabetes, mental health and paediatrics.

Construction of the Lang Walker AO Medical Research Centre would align with the 2022 - Stage 2 redevelopment of Campbelltown Hospital.  UNSW continues to develop plans for work which will further define the ongoing timeframes for this Precinct.

Led by Western Sydney University, this precinct will establish a world-class teaching and research campus in the Bankstown strategic centre that will potentially accommodate up to 7,000 students. Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital is located close to Bankstown strategic centre. A health and education precinct will emerge from the co-location of health and education facilities in the centre. A 2021 addition to the UNSW Health Precincts portfolio, UNSW is a member of the precinct but has not contributed to the current capital program for redevelopment of the hospital.

Located close to city’s Central Business District, the Wagga Wagga Health and Knowledge Precinct is a strategically selected mixed-use precinct surround the city’s two major hospitals – Wagga Base Hospital (public) and Calvary Riverina Hospital (private). UNSW Medicine & Health has a rural clinical school at the Wagga Base Hospital and is building a brand new Biomedical Sciences Centre, expected to open at the end of 2023.

Wagga Wagga City Council and the NSW Department of Planning and Environment have developed a Health and Knowledge Precinct Master Plan which explores integrating complementary uses such as: Higher density accommodation, Allied health, aged care, commercial spaces, green spaces, healthy living, smart spaces, education. UNSW is a member of the precinct and will work collaboratively to redevelop the rural clinical school building – a project made possible through external grant funding.

An emerging Precinct anchored around Port Macquarie Base Hospital.

UNSW’s Clinical School was opened in 2002 and now delivers the full six year medical program at UNSW’s state of the art Port Macquarie campus.

This is an emerging health precinct anchored around Albury Wodonga Health, a unique cross-border health service that operates under the jurisdiction of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.

The UNSW Rural Clinical School Campus at Albury Wodonga opened in 2000. In 2007, the campus moved to a new purpose-designed building to accommodate the rapidly growing staff and student population.

UNSW Health Precincts Team

The Health Precincts Unit (HPU) was established to enable multi-sector partnerships which deliver value, innovation and generational transformation. The HPU leads and oversees major strategic projects that address medium or long-term strategic objectives of UNSW.

The HPU aims to lead, coordinate and prioritise the strategic development of precinct activity across UNSW to ensure financial sustainably and operational efficiency.

Contact us

UNSW Health Precincts
Faculty of Medicine & Health
UNSW Sydney
NSW
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