Hawkesbury Agri Tech Hub, WSU

We are working with Western Sydney University (WSU) on its vision for the world-leading Agri Tech Hub to support existing and emerging agribusiness. The larger aim is to provide a significant and sustainable supply of fresh produce to Western Sydney and Greater NSW, reducing dependency on foreign supply chains.

Working with TAFE NSW and the Department of Education, the Agri Tech Hub strategy provides opportunities for enhanced research, training and learning outcomes. It’s also a catalyst for job creation, attracting industry and developing a sustainable approach to future peri-urban farming.  

The project consolidates agriculture, STEM and innovation-themed expertise on WSU’s Hawkesbury campus at Richmond with 6-hectares of state-of-the-art commercial greenhouse facilities, and a major new co-located building for industry, research and teaching.  

A high-tech industry-partnered greenhouse array, the Hub will be supported by engaged research clusters in food technology, land-use management and consumer demand. This forms part of the University’s plan to facilitate technology uptake in a critical sector of the economy, across Western Sydney and nationally.  

Located proximate to the Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Education being developed by the NSW Government, the Hub will also enable opportunities close collaboration with schools and TAFE. 

Project Facts


Dharug, Richmond, NSW


Western Sydney University


Architecture, Urban Design



Key Contacts

Duncan Corrigall
Studio Director, Urban Design View profile