Master plan and development

Master plan and development

Property is involved in the identification, planning and initial implementation of projects and partnerships that have the potential to significantly benefit the University, both now and in the future.

The office works alongside the Executive and faculty and department heads to best identify what infrastructure and building investments or developments will help achieve the University's goals.

Concept plan

Property has been working on the Macquarie University master plan to facilitate and guide the future development of the campus.  The first step of this process was the concept plan, which was approved in 2009. Macquarie University was gazetted as a Site of State Significance in December 2009. The concept plan will continue to provide the formal statutory planning approval and tool for the University to guide the future development of the site.

Campus master plan

The master plan sets out an updated physical framework to accommodate the University's predicted needs, while ensuring flexibility into the future and enhancing the existing qualities of the University's campus. 

It acknowledges that change will be continuous and new directions will evolve as the University grows, and identifies a strong but flexible framework for growth. It also identifies a series of initiatives aimed at improving the amenity of the campus, while identifying over time how sites can be developed to their full potential and how future growth can be accommodated.

The Macquarie University Master plan (PDF, 12.5MB) is structured to identify the key elements that underpin the plan and new initiatives. It is important to note that this master plan is not intended to be proscriptive in any way. Instead, it is intended to provide a general framework to guide and assist the University in its decision making in respect to future development of the campus.

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