The passing of Mr. Lang Walker AO, the Founder and Executive Chairman of Walker Corporation, is a significant loss recognized by Western Sydney University. Lang Walker was a pioneer in Australia’s property development industry, contributing to thousands of urban transformation projects across cities and suburbs that have made a substantial impact on people’s lives.
Walker’s commitment to Greater Western Sydney is evident through his extensive developments across Parramatta Square, Bankstown, and the Macarthur region. His generous contributions to education, medical research, health care, heritage, art and culture, and commerce have left a lasting legacy.
Western Sydney University has been a beneficiary of Lang Walker’s extraordinary generosity. His partnership with the university and the Walker Group has allowed for the creation of state-of-the-art educational infrastructure and world-class medical research facilities for South-Western Sydney. The university’s $340 million vertical campus in the Bankstown CBD and the Lang Walker AO Medical Research Building in Macarthur are just a few examples of his contributions to the university’s growth and development.
Professor Barney Glover AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, and Chancellor Professor Jennifer Westacott AO paid tribute to Lang Walker, emphasizing his outstanding contributions to shaping Western Sydney and his dedication to philanthropy and giving back to the community.
Lang Walker’s passing is a great loss, but his legacy will live on through the many projects and philanthropic endeavors he supported. The University community extends its sincere condolences to Lang’s family, friends, and colleagues as they mourn the loss of an exceptional individual who has left an indelible mark on the community.
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