The Curtin University and Bentley Technology Park precinct is at the forefront of Western Australia’s knowledge economy with plans to develop a major innovation precinct. The growth of these precincts, alongside South Metropolitan TAFE, will create the foundations for job growth and support the growing ecosystem of innovators and entrepreneurs choosing to locate within the Town.
Curtin University has the highest number of enrolments of any Western Australian university, attracting international students who add to the lifestyle, diversity and local economy of the Town. The Curtin MasterPlan aims to transform the campus into an urban city centre that will become a hub of culture, urban living, innovation and research. The evolving urban centre will build upon the largest concentration of innovative industry and research in the State to become a knowledge hub defined by the synergies of research, business and entrepreneurial enterprise.
There are significant opportunities for the Town as this new urban centre will require much greater interaction between Curtin University and business. A new urban centre will co-locate functions and potentially streamline relationships with secondary schools, the workplace and industry experts involved in the education process. Greater opportunity also exists for business and universities to work with the Council on planning, environmental, public transport, waste and energy solutions.