The East Werribee National Employment and Innovation Cluster has operated as an important state research and technology precinct for over 100 years and features world-class research, medical and educational organisations.
Comprising 775 hectares of predominantly greenfield land, for mixed-use city development East Werribee will build upon its strength as a specialised technology cluster and grow Werribee as the Capital of Melbourne’s New West.
This development will be a magnet for large-scale public and private investments delivering over 58,000 jobs over a wide range of sectors.
Following a public tender process, Australian Education City has been chosen as the preferred bidder on 400 hectares within the central core of the precinct.
AEC’s proposal seeks to turn the 400 hectare site into a city that accommodates an international university precinct and a research and development hub. The proposal also includes plans for retail, office, entertainment and residual uses, heritage park and botanic gardens.
With Wyndham City and the Victorian State Government committed to its development, East Werribee will provide quality professional employment opportunities to address the significant and growing demand in the region.
For further information visit the Victorian Planning Authority website.
East Werribee Major Projects
Sneydes Road Freeway Interchange at East Werribee
A new full diamond interchange with the Princes Freeway is to be constructed at Sneydes Road to provide a new gateway to East Werribee.
The interchange is part of a $72 million package of works that will also include the upgrade of Sneydes Road and key intersection upgrades along the Princes Highway.
Victoria University’s Inter-Professional Health Clinic
Victoria University’s new $14.8 million Inter-Professional Health Clinic is the first of its kind in Australia with completion scheduled for 2015.
Werribee Mercy Hospital Expansion
Construction of the $28 million Catherine McAuley Centre, a rehabilitation and geriatric facility, was completed in 2014 while the $34 million mental health facility is underway.
These facilities are the first stages of a masterplan that will see the Werribee Mercy Hospital grow into the premier public hospital in the region
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee
St Vincent’s Health Australia purchased 4 hectares of land on Hoppers Lane.
With a total investment of $95million St Vincent’s a new 112 bed private hospital and 80 bed aged care facility will create full-time employment for around 350 staff as well as additional contract staff involved in the design and development of the projects.
The project is due for completion in August 2017.
Melbourne University Expansion
Large scale expansion of the University of Melbourne’s Werribee Veterinary School is planned including new facilities and a doubling of student numbers.
Notre Dame University Clinical School
Notre Dame University’s $12 million Melbourne Clinical School opened in 2010 to educate and train third and fourth year medical students. The School is affiliated with Werribee Mercy Hospital and Wyndham Private Medical Clinic.
Wyndham Private Medical Centre
The $30 million Wyndham Private Medical Centre was recently constructed adjacent to Werribee Mercy Hospital. This major facility was purpose built to centralise some of Melbourne’s premium health service providers across a broad range of specialties.
Dairy Innovation Australia Expansion
Dairy Innovation Australia is the leading research and development organisation for the Australian Dairy Industry. In 2012 a $4.3 million facility expansion and upgrade was completed to increase research capacity and consolidate Werribee as the centre for its activities.
Wyndham Clinic Private Hospital
The $16 million Wyndham Clinic Private Hospital completed in 2013 is Werribee’s first private hospital and the first full private mental health facility in Melbourne’s west.