The University of Western Sydney is a major urban university spread over a number of campuses and 1,800 hectares in Greater Western Sydney, a region of great opportunity, diversity, challenge and growth. The university campuses are located in Bankstown, Blacktown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Parramatta, Penrith and Westmead.
The Office of Commercial and Estate Development (OCED) facilitates a strategic approach to planning and development of the University's campuses, contributing to the growth of local communities and the region. The office’s role is to investigate commercial development opportunities and, if approved, manage the developments with the purpose of creating an endowment that will provide an ongoing contribution to the University’s mission and goals. We aim to advance major estate development activities; and to meet the planned commercial outcomes which are critical to underpinning the financial performance of the University over the next five plus years. Key areas of responsibility include:
- Estate Strategic Planning
- Estate Planning, Development and Delivery
- Commercial Operations and Asset Management
- Commercial Development
- Financial Operations and Support
The initiatives undertaken by UWS to further develop and meet its strategic priorities will require funding. The UWS Making the Difference strategy states that the university will build organisational and financial strength in a number of ways and the OCED office is actively pursuing opportunities to meet these objectives.
The mission of the Office of Commercial and Estate Development is to develop and deploy commercial businesses and develop the estate, contributing to the long term organisation and financial strength. To achieve this OCED will foster relationships, leverage land and assets, and create new ventures that also engage the teaching and research strengths of UWS.