Below is an excerpt from an article in architectureau about La Trobe’s Bundoora Campus Overhaul. You can read the full article by clicking the button below.
A major overhaul for La Trobe University with its $5 billion redevelopment creating a new city centre and more development precincts.
From students studio apartments to residential real estate plans it will carry hundreds of bed-student accomodation buildings. The plan was launched last 22nd October by the Victorian industry and employment minister Ben Carroll saying “The University City of the Future is a game changer for Melbourne’s north and has the potential to create 20,000 jobs and drive $5 billion in investment over the next ten years.”
To drive what La Trobe can offer educationally, creating new institutional precincts in value of commercial property developments is the plan. Including in its masterplan the development of new city centre on the Bundoora Campus with commercial and retail facilities. As Professor John Dewar said, “We are turning our campus ‘inside out’, welcoming our local communities to new and dynamic spaces, where community, industry, students and staff will work, live and learn.”