Our East Werribee


In response to the Andrews Government’s initiative for an employment precinct at East Werribee, Australian Education City will develop a $31bn project in East Werribee creating 90,000 education and R&D and other new jobs, as well 70,000 new residents settling in the precinct. A new and dynamic Business District with international education, training and research and development will substantially change the economy landscape of Melbourne West
AEC can commence construction of a new international university campus (jointly operated by local and international education universities) and a Cognitive Cities innovation Centre with IBM, CISCO, Honeywell, Telstra and other partners within the next 4 years. These twin education and R&D economic engines will propel AEC to achieve a development twice the scale of Docklands over the next 20 years

Bill Zheng, Chairman & Founder, AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION CITY

John Tabart, CEO & former CEO of Docklands and Barangaroo Authorities, AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION CITY

Our proposed flagship Innovation District for East Werribee represents Australia’s first city sized economic initiative.  The 412 hectare site is designed to:



  • Deliver 6,000,000m² of education, R&D, innovation, residential, community and commercial space

  • Create space and facilities for ~50,000 students

  • Generate ~90,000 jobs

  • Accommodate 80,000 people



Our masterplan reflects vibrant mixed use environments where massing, densities and architectural relationships enhance the mechanisms of a knowledge city.



Our design takes an end-user grassroots approach to planning based on the way in which people will interact with the city – a connectivity statement that encourages participation in a variety of education, sporting, cultural and community settings. Our proposed Innovation District for East Werribee has been carefully crafted to activate:



  • Collaboration between education and R&D

  • Economic pathways between R&D and commercialisation within the civic precinct

  • Diversity and social amenity with civic, arts and entertainment precincts

  • Integration between residential areas and community assets

  • a 20-minute walkable neighbourhood to provide connectivity and accessibility to a range of transport modalities

The design of our Innovation Districts has been informed by the global trends and the experience of our consortium members in creating a masterplan that transcends built form and establishes a vibrant 24 hour liveable community.


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