The Victorian Government has decided to conclude the Expression of Interest process for the sale of East Werribee Employment Precinct land.
Following careful examination, the Australian Education City proposal for the East Werribee Employment Precinct will not proceed. The Government thanks the Australian Education City group, including local and international partners, for its time and involvement in the project and process.
With the continued growth in Melbourne’s West, the Government will undertake further work to better understand the investment required to support the region’s transport infrastructure needs, particularly in light of its commitment to the Suburban Rail Loop and Melbourne Airport Rail Link.
The Government acknowledges the importance of strengthening ties between universities and industry in Melbourne’s West, and increasing job opportunities.
There has been significant investment and job creation in the East Werribee precinct with the $95 million St Vincent’s Private Hospital development creating 102 jobs and the $85 million expansion of the Werribee Mercy Hospital creating 171 positions. With other investments, thousands of jobs have been injected into the area.
The Government will continue to explore ways of maximising Werribee’s potential as a vibrant and attractive precinct, designed with people in mind.