Member of Parliament for Bennelong, John Alexander MP, attended the open day of the new Excelsia College in Macquarie Park on the weekend.
Macquarie Park in my electorate is Sydney’s fastest growing business district and is home to some of the country’s most innovative and exciting industries. The countries first hydrogen car charging station sits alongside international pharmaceutical giants and world leading innovators like Cochlear and Macquarie University.
Into this stellar crowd of overachieving companies a new college has just opened and I was honoured to attend their open day over the last few weeks. Excelsior College has moved to this hub having outgrown their old premises at Gladesville and now have a state of the art facility for their growing numbers of students.
Currently the College has 3500 students and offers around 10 undergraduate and post graduate courses. But moving to this new location will allow them to grow exponentially alongside all the other high growth in the vicinity.
The new premises have seen their first students in the last few weeks, but they were a warehouse just 3.5 months before that. While there are still finishing touches to be added, the whole building has seen an incredible turn around which is testament to the hard work and resilience of the staff and administration there.
I was delighted to join Excelsia for their official opening last week and I warmly welcome Excelsia to its new premises in Bennelong – the innovation capital of Australia.