The Camperdown-Ultimo Collaboration Area is one of the largest and most comprehensive health and education precincts in Greater Sydney. It is one of three in the Eastern Harbour City and includes the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, the University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, University of Notre Dame Sydney Campus, TAFE Ultimo, and several medical research institutions. The key priority of this Collaboration Area is to support the Area’s vitality and economic growth.
The Camperdown-Ultimo Collaboration Area Stakeholder Group is chaired by Eastern City District Commissioner, Maria Atkinson, and includes representatives from City of Sydney, Inner West Council, Sydney Business Chamber, Carriageworks, surrounding universities and state government agencies covering health, education, planning, environment, transport, finance and innovation.
The Stakeholder Reference Group includes four working sub-groups focusing on:
- Developing a vision, narrative and branding for the Area.
- Place making and enabling infrastructure.
- Interactions between hospitals, businesses and universities.
- Activation, healthy community and cultural life.
The Camperdown- Ultimo Collaboration Area Stakeholder Group has identified several issues that must be addressed so that Camperdown- Ultimo can reach its full potential. These include transport issues, housing affordability, loss of employment space for health, education, research, innovation and creative sectors, and the need for a global vision, brand and greater collaboration in the area.
The Commission is working with the Camperdown-Ultimo Collaboration Area Stakeholder Group to understand projected growth in the area and to draft a vision and narrative for the Area that will form the basis of the Camperdown- Ultimo Collaboration Area Place Strategy.