The NextSense centre for innovation on the Macquarie University campus will be open for business in late 2023.
This centre represents a new era for hearing and vision loss in Australia.
Custom-designed for people with hearing and vision loss, our centre will be a place to nurture, trial and share new ideas to drive better outcomes for people with hearing and vision loss.
A state-of-the-art, nationally and internationally significant social infrastructure project, it will house our national operations and a major centre for delivering hearing and vision loss health and disability services, education, and research.
Importantly, it will be a focal point for connecting the rich expertise across our 20 sites, remote services, and research and education programs with what we learn from others to build insights that drive change.
A place for collaboration with colleagues across Macquarie University campus and beyond, it will leverage the bench strength across multiple fields: service delivery, research, health, disability, education, government, and industry.
The powerful new research and practice partnerships that we form will help cement Australia as a world leader in hearing and vision loss and help build a more inclusive society. We will be a drawcard for leading thinkers and practitioners and demonstrate what best practice inclusive education could look like in the future.
Our new centre will allow us to:
- Scale and refine our in-person and remote services to meet growing demand.
- Improve child and family access to much-needed early intervention services
- Connect more professionals and clients with our world-leading cochlear implant program and address the growing need for adult CI services
- Evolve our offering to educate the next generation of professionals in sensory disability.
- Combine world-leading knowledge with real-world expertise, bringing a valuable service delivery perspective to wider policy and practice conversations.
Where to find us
NextSense administration, operations, and client services
2 Gymnasium Road, Macquarie University
School and Preschool
Entry via Education Services
131 Culloden Road
For more information, Contact Us.
Build, design and progress
View a gallery of our design of our new centre for innovation and see it take shape.
Watch this latest timelapse footage of our building being constructed.
Read our news and media releases about our centre for innovation.