New South Wales--Greater Western Sydney

Article

03 Jul 2017

Western Sydney is Australia’s third-largest economy. With its population set to grow by one million people over the next twenty years, a City Deal for this region will be a big deal. The two other City Deals struck so far – in Townsville and Launceston – have been more modest in scope, which...

Strategy

21 Nov 2016

Two of the Commission’s first tasks are to prepare draft District Plans for exhibition before the end of 2016 and review the initial regional plan -  A Plan for Growing Sydney before the end of 2017. So that all of these plans work together, we aim to finalise the District Plans and...

Research report

31 Aug 2016

The purpose of this project has been to identify and scope with key stakeholders, potential new strategic industry development activities in and around the Western Sydney Employment Area that could be developed, both directly or indirectly, based on existing or future supply chain capabilities...

Research report

07 Apr 2016

There are many reasons to be concerned about the growing and, now, long-term problem of jobs in Western Sydney. First there is the simple problem of insufficient jobs for its resident workers. Then there is the problem of jobs location. Overlaying both these concerns is the problem of long-term...

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Conference paper

11 Dec 2015

The papers presented at the 2015 State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC 7) were organised into seven broad themes but all shared, to varying degrees, a common focus on the ways in which high quality academic research can be used in the development and implementation of policy. The...

Journal article

30 Sep 2015

Advances in geographic information systems (GIS) and increased availability of routinely collected data have the potential to contribute to public health and health services research.

The aim of this feasibility study was to explore the use of GIS to measure access to general practices...

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Research report

24 Sep 2015

This report is an outcome of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Australia Council and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNSECO) Bangkok to promote cultural diversity in the Asia-Pacific, signed in 2012. The report aims to contribute to understanding and...

Commentary

Article

09 Sep 2015

Liberal MP Craig Laundy’s call for the Abbott government to take more refugees from Syria has upset conservatives in his party

When Craig Laundy spoke at a reception to mark the fortieth anniversary of the Racial Discrimination Act in June, he began by warmly...

Journal article

01 Sep 2015

Mentoring is often conceptualised as a one-to-one interaction between peers, or as an academic to student interaction, with the aim of developing self-esteem, connectedness, identity, and academic attitudes within one party. While various researchers have provided support for effectiveness of...

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Statistics

10 Aug 2015

This paper outlines key demographic and economic facts and figures for Western Sydney. Australia’s third largest economy, Western Sydney is home to 47% of Sydney’s total population and produces 31% of Sydney’s Gross Regional Product.

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Western Sydney is...

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Discussion paper

01 Aug 2015

This paper discusses the scope for an Innovation Corridor in Western Sydney, a means of gathering, activating, and promoting the diverse set of new opportunities within the region.

As a key regional actor, Western Sydney University will play a major role in driving a set of initiatives in...

Research report

04 Jun 2015

This is a report on the responses of 82 employers in Campbelltown, Fairfield, Narellan, Camden and Smeaton Grange, to a 2013-2014 survey designed to gather employers’ views of their skilled labour needs, in order to remain competitive and grow through innovation.

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Discussion paper

01 Feb 2015

The Centre for Western Sydney's first platform paper, titled Work, Places and People in Western Sydney, has been prepared by Emeritus Professor Robert Fagan, and the Centre for Western Sydney's Director, Professor Phil O'Neil.

This report analyses labour market change in Western...

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Research report

13 Feb 2014

Abstract: This study investigates changes to the workplace that are leading to ‘anywhere working’. It explores the potential demand for smart work centres in the local government areas of Liverpool, Blacktown and Penrith in Western Sydney and the public and private benefits that...

Conference paper

29 Nov 2013

The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research.

This paper was presented at SOAC 6, held in Sydney from 26-29 November 2013.

SOAC 6 was the largest conference to date, with...

Conference paper

29 Nov 2013

The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research.

This paper was presented at SOAC 6, held in Sydney from 26-29 November 2013.

SOAC 6was the largest conference to date, with...

Journal article

03 Sep 2012

Can the arts change how we view cities? How can we evaluate the broad social impacts of arts programs, particularly in elusive areas such as the local image of urban communities? This article examines the cultural renaissance of Western Sydney, long considered a crass, working-class cultural...

Research report

10 Aug 2012

This paper identifies key economic facts and figures for Western Sydney, one of NSW's most significant economic, social and political regions.

Defining Western Sydney for the purposes of this paper involved a choice between two definitions: the NSW Government definition; and...

Article

23 Dec 2011

In this paper, Mark Hutchinson examines the substantial influence Gough Whitlam had on the establishment of the University of Western Sydney.

When Gough Whitlam first entered parliament in 1952 as the MP for the south-western Sydney seat of Werriwa, there was not a single...

Research report

16 Aug 2010

This report examines the experience of mortgage distress in Western Sydney and mortgage holders' coping strategies.

While not claiming to be a representative sample of mortgagors in distress, the report reveals much about the circumstances contributing to mortgage distress...