The University of Western Australia congratulates the Parliament of Western Australia for passing new legislation to expand the boundaries of the City of Perth to include the University’s Crawley campus and the adjoining QE2 medical precinct.
The passage of the State Government’s City of Perth Act in the Legislative Council today will bring the University and QE2 precinct under a single local government authority.
The University thanks the WA Liberal and Labor Parties for their vision and leadership on this issue.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Paul Johnson said the move would help the University to advance its position as an international centre of excellence in world-class education and research.
"This is a smart decision to help build a smarter state,” Professor Johnson said.
“Adopting a more rational system of local government across the whole campus will be important for UWA’s ongoing development as a world-class centre of excellence by reducing regulatory red-tape and allowing for a more strategic and consistent approach to future development of the precinct,” Professor Johnson said.
The University’s 53-hectare Crawley campus is currently subject to three separate local council jurisdictions – Nedlands, Subiaco and Perth – with the boundary between Cities of Perth and Subiaco running through the middle of Winthrop Hall.
“It will benefit Perth and the entire Western Australian community by helping UWA achieve its full potential as the leading international university in one of the world’s best cities.”
UWA looks forward to joining the City of Perth’s international engagement and outreach agenda by promoting Perth as a centre of innovation and ensuring the people of Western Australia fully reap the benefits of having a world class university,” Professor Johnson said.
The University will continue to work closely with our neighbouring Cities of Nedlands and Subiaco that play an important role in our university community.
David Stacey (UWA Media Manager) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 32 637 716