Our Partners

Our partners for CoLABS 2017 are:

Western Sydney Parklands Trust – Strategic Partner

Western Sydney Parklands 

Western Sydney Parklands is Sydney’s Biggest Backyard and a place for people of all backgrounds to meet, celebrate, learn, play and appreciate the environment.  Bungarribee Park (200-hectares) is a major recreational and tourism hub in Western Sydney and includes a state-of- the-art playground with climbing tower (slides, flying fox, water play, swings, balance beams), walking and cycling tracks, 13 picnic shelters, 20 BBQs amenities facility, car parking, landscaping, revegetation and conservation works and off-leash dog park.

Blacktown City Council – Major Partner


A modern bustling city of 48 residential suburbs, Blacktown City is home to 350,000 people, making it the second largest city by population in NSW. Blacktown Arts Centre is a recognised leader in the development of contemporary arts in Australia. We support artistic innovation and offer exciting, new experiences for audiences through an award-winning curated program of exhibitions, performances, workshops, residencies and events. Blacktown Arts Centre is committed to exploring dynamic, culturally diverse work that reflects Blacktown, its history and its communities.

oOh! Media – Major Partner


oOh is a leading operator in Australia and New Zealand’s fast-growing Out Of Home advertising industry. We create deep engagement between people and brands through Unmissable location-based media solutions. Our portfolio is unparalleled, with a diverse portfolio of classic and digital signs across roadside, retail, airport and place based media offering in CBD office towers, cafés, fitness venues, bars and universities.  We combine this extensive reach with sophisticated data, industry leading insights and world leading digital innovation, integrating our physical inventory with experiential, social and mobile online channels to provide clients with greater connections with consumers.

Westconnex – Presenting Partner


WestConnex is Australia’s largest transport infrastructure project which will widen and extend the M4, build a New M5 tunnel and join them together to form a continuous, free-flowing 33 kilometre western bypass of Sydney’s CBD, two-thirds of which will be in underground tunnels. WestConnex is proud to be partnering with CoLABS through our Community Connections Program to showcase the diverse culture and support the expanding STEM capabilities of the western Sydney region.

Celestino – Presenting Partner


Celestino is an Australian owned property developer delivering Sydney Science Park, the largest science city in Australia at Luddenham in Western Sydney.  It will be an innovation ecosystem where all players from venture capital, start-ups, research institutions; big business and universities (among others) can interact and co-locate in a thriving new city that will be designed to foster collaboration and innovation.  Celestino is creating a thriving arts and cultural hub that will be integral to the vibrancy of life at Sydney Science Park, which is why we are excited to be a part of CoLABS for 2017.

Rooty Hill RSL Club – Community Partner

Rooty Hill RSL  

Rooty Hill RSL is Australia’s largest RSL Club and one of the most diversified Australian licenced clubs. The broad range of services provided include fitness, accommodation, retail, entertainment, food & beverage, gaming, sporting events, medical services, events & hospitality and family leisure services. Rooty Hill RSL is the hub for the Western Sydney community and one of the area’s largest employers.

Department of Industry – Supporting Partner


The NSW Department of Industry leads the State Government’s contribution to making NSW a prosperous state recognised as a place of opportunity – a place where people want to live, have good jobs, and where businesses choose to invest and grow. The department achieves this by investing in skills and education, promoting and encouraging innovation, research and development; working with employers to understand what skills and support they need; and managing the sustainable use of and access to NSW’s natural resources.

University of New England – Supporting Partner

University of New England 

What unknown remains are in the kinetic sand? How much ethanol creates a rocket?  How does your leg length relate to your sprint speed? And what ants are lurking in Bungarribee Park? Find out the answers to these and many more questions by getting interactive and a bit dirty with UNE Discovery.