Campus Development

Planning for our future.

The Campus Development Plan is part of a significant investment in shaping the future, and includes projects such as the new Arts Precinct and 1 Central Courtyard redevelopment, which have already begun.

We’re creating a place where learning opportunities are multiplied by a campus with porous boundaries designed for interaction and collaboration at the heart of the Macquarie Park Innovation District.

For questions, email campusdevelopment@mq.edu.au.

Since 2010, two hectares of bush-land in and around the University Fauna Park have been under a program of assisted natural regeneration, which has resulted in hundreds of young trees coming up and reproductions of other ground and shrub layer species.

Naturalising of previously disturbed land along our creeks has been progressing since 2008. The regeneration effort to date has grown the coverage of habitat zones along our creeks by 25 per cent in eight years, while adding more than 100,000 native plants to the campus environment.

Bushcare@MQ, a group of staff, students and the community, meets regularly to help preserve the biodiversity of our beautiful campus. Learn more and join on Facebook.

When deciding which species of trees to plant in public spaces, we take into consideration the tree's size at maturity, rate of growth in the early stages, projected lifespan, limb/canopy stability, and its visual and local-cooling amenity.

All trees in the areas used on a daily basis by staff, students and other visitors are part of an ongoing audit to ensure they are safe.

Currently, we replant two trees for every one removed. We think about the longevity of the trees we choose and the fauna on campus who may use them.

To replenish trees that are damaged in storms or in decline, the University plants 50 locally native trees every year. In addition, since 2010, two hectares of bushland in and around the University Fauna Park have been under a program of assisted natural regeneration, which has resulted in hundreds of young trees coming up and reproductions of other ground and shrub layer species. Our campus creeks have been replanted and naturalised with native vegetation at an enormous rate over recent years too.

Learn more about the University’s sustainability principles.

During the works, alternative vehicular and pedestrian access routes may be implemented; however, they will be well signposted and advertised in advance. Accessible parking numbers are being maintained and improved across campus in most locations.

Our safety systems and processes will be in place at all times during works to ensure everyone’s safety.

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