Midland University Expansion

Electorate: Hasluck

Cost: Nil

Project overview

People in Perth’s eastern suburbs are historically under-represented in tertiary education.

While the city’s western, southern and northern regions have enjoyed proximity to university; the eastern suburbs have remained distant from tertiary education campuses.

It is hoped the Midland Workshops precinct continues to develop into a medical and educational precinct that will not only service the eastern suburbs, Perth hills and surrounds, but raise expectations for local students aspiring to further their studies.

Curtin University has committed to starting a medical school in Midland’s Workshops precinct in 2019, with work at the site now underway.

The City of Swan sees potential for further development of tertiary education within Midland in a similar model to the Edith Cowan University campus in Joondalup.

There is enough space, public transport infrastructure and population in Midland to support a larger cohort of students and wider range of courses. This would offer students in the Swan region, Perth Hills and beyond a closer option to study at university.

KEY POINTS

  • 5.6 PER CENT OF THE CITY’S POPULATION ATTENDED A TERTIARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION IN 2016; A FIGURE THAT IS INFLUENCED BY PROXIMITY AND ACCESS.
  • CONSTRUCTION OF CURTIN UNIVERSITY’S MIDLAND CAMPUS STARTED IN MID-2017 AND IS EXPECTED TO TAKE ITS FIRST STUDENTS IN 2019.
  • A UNIVERSITY IN MIDLAND COULD SUPPORT UP TO 10,000 STUDENTS.