The Sydney Business Chamber, Western Sydney has welcomed the NSW Government’s commitment in today’s Budget to invest $740 million in an expanded and upgraded Liverpool Hospital.
The Chamber and a host of organisations including health and education providers joined together to form the Liverpool Innovation Precinct and have strongly advocated for the need to expand Liverpool Hospital to attract more knowledge jobs and private investment to South West Sydney.
“Liverpool city has been identified as a great opportunity to attract potentially thousands of new knowledge jobs in the health, education and research sectors through the development of an innovation precinct with a strong focus on these sectors,” David Borger, Western Sydney Director of the Sydney Business Chamber said.
“The NSW Government’s commitment to a $740 million expansion of the Liverpool Hospital will make the precinct and all of Liverpool a magnet for new jobs in health, education and research that will leverage this public investment by setting up new businesses in the city,” he said.
Mr Borger praised the work of Health Infrastructure NSW to build the case for the upgrade of the hospital and the strong partnership that had been formed with key stakeholders to make South West Sydney an attractive destination for future private sector investment in emerging health and technology industries.
“With today’s announcement to make Liverpool a leader in neo-natal care and cancer treatment, Liverpool will be well on its way to attracting high paying, smart jobs.
“This will not only improve local health care outcomes but will bring thousands of new jobs closer to where people live,” he said.