Strategic Alliance with Western Sydney University
In April 2019, Western Sydney University Chancellor, Professor Peter Shergold and Wentworth’s Chair, Ken Gilbert signed a Strategic Alliance agreement. Our shared concern for and engagement with the wellbeing of the region creates a natural synergy between the two organisations.
With a commitment to collaborate on research and advocacy for the region around housing, homelessness and related social issues impacting on vulnerable and disadvantaged people in communities, the alliance sets a framework for collaboration.
Current strategic priorities include:
- Domestic violence, housing precarity and related issues
- Innovative low-cost low rent housing models such as tiny homes, garden flats, and others
- Community responses to house people who are sleeping rough in encampments
- Solutions to energy poverty.
Wentworth is proud to be a major event partner of the ZEST Awards, the premier event for the community sector of Western Sydney. We believe in building strong communities and partnerships. The ZEST Awards, led by Western Sydney Community Forum, showcases the great work of the community sector across the region, promoting a positive image of Western Sydney by highlighting our assets, our diversity and our creative and innovative work. For more information visit here.