EXPLORE THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

HEALTH & WELLBEING PRECINCT

A fundamental pillar of the UOW Health & Wellbeing Strategy.

Health & Wellbeing Precinct

The Health and Wellbeing Precinct is the next exciting phase of development for our Campus, and is central in achieving the University’s bold vision for the future of health in the region and beyond outlined in the UOW Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

The Precinct will be Australia’s first intergenerational university community- a place for living, learning, working and growing in an environment that supports complete physical, social, and mental health and wellbeing. Our aim is to revolutionise the integration of research, clinical practice and patient-led care, dramatically improving the level of community-designed and preventative healthcare in our region.

Human health presents complex and pressing challenges for our society – and it goes far beyond simply the absence of disease. The University of Wollongong and Lendlease (Precinct development partner) is committed to driving innovation in healthcare research, education and delivery for a better, healthier future for all.

Precinct facilities

Alongside community gardens, 'Greenheart Park' (an open green space for the community to connect and interact), parking, retail and support facilities, Phase one of the Precinct will offer the following main services to the community:

UOW Primary and Community Health Clinic

The hub of the precinct, the intoHealth PCH clinic will be a ‘one-stop diagnostic shop’ focused on physical and mental health, wellbeing and the clinical application of research, whilst providing a uniquely patient-centred experience. Operator: UOW

Residential Aged Care Centre

Supporting a continuum of care in the Precinct, the aged care centre will provide residential accommodation, 24 hour personal care, nursing and general health care services for those who are no longer able to live independently. Operator: TBC

Independent Seniors Living Apartments

Specifically designed for people over 55 years of age who can live independently in their homes, residents are able to access the shared healthcare facilities whilst enjoying the benefits of living within a UOW campus community. Operator: Lendlease

Early Childhood Education

Forming an important component of the inter-generational Precinct, the early childhood education centre will be co-located with the senior resident living facilities and will focus on social cohesion within the broader community. Operator: TBC

Economic Impact

1. Over $240 million in capital construction
2. Creation of over 2,000 jobs direct and indirect through construction and operations 
3. Total economic output of $600m
4. Annual benefits to the community of $7 million from additional supply of aged care, health cost savings and avoided hospital costs

Precinct Benefits

Community Benefits

  • Creates a place for the community that instils a sense of comfort and wellbeing
  • Improve physical and mental wellbeing of our regional and state communities
  • Attracts and retains local skilled workforce
  • Increases opportunities for education and life-long learning
  • Attracts additional domestic and international students to Wollongong
  • ‘Green heart’ park and garden facilities open to community
  • Advance the national and international reputation of Wollongong and UOW from innovation in service delivery and research

Senior Living Benefits

  • Creates a more vibrant, inclusive and cohesive community through intergenerational living
  • Increases collaboration between local organisations and seniors
  • Provides enhanced choices for the local ageing population
  • Allows a continuum of care model through on-site services and facilities for residents 
  • Preserves cultural traditions for future generations
  • Provides year-round opportunities and activation on the Campus

Project timelines

With construction commencing in 2022 and the first facilities expected to be fully operational by 2024, the Health and Wellbeing Precinct is the embodiment of our vision: to transform healthcare delivery and redefine global best practice.

The Development Application will be a concept proposal which will establish a ‘Master Plan’ for Phase 1 of the H&WP, setting a clear planning and development framework used to guide the delivery of buildings and public domain areas, through separate and future applications following this Master Plan vision. 

Partners and Collaborators

Lendlease

Lendlease Retirement Living has been appointed as a development partner for the Precinct, following a commercial expression of interest process in November 2016. Lendlease is a globally integrated real estate and investment group with core expertise in shaping cities and creating strong and connected communities. Founded on innovation, integrity and a collaborative spirit, Lendlease communities are designed with an emphasis on environmental and social impacts. Their focus is to enrich the lives of our residents both now and in the future, fostering opportunities for connection, collaboration and growth. 

Find out more about Lendlease

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