Western Sydney needs a science centre such as Questacon to help engage young people with science, technology and engineering. Source: Questacon.
Ragbir Bhathal, Lecturer in physics at University of Western Sydney, A science centre in Western Sydney will inspire more than just kids, The Conversation, 27 March 2015
It also has a large student population in both primary and secondary schools of over 300,000 students, and a university that is going from strength to strength in the areas of research and innovative blended teaching and learning, and up-to-date TAFE Colleges.
What it doesn’t have is a science centre, such as Questacon: somewhere people – particularly young people – can go to engage with science. Building such a centre in Western Sydney would have tremendous benefits not only for students but also for the public awareness of science and Australia’s future prosperity.