After reviewing submissions from residents, and local and state government agencies, Australian Catholic University (ACU) has revised its Concept Plan for the development of the Strathfield Campus.
We’re confident that the amendments will address the concerns raised over the past few months and provide a good outcome for the site and local area.
In the revised Concept Plan we’ve addressed various issues including:
the existing consents that apply to ACU’s Strathfield Campus
the methods employed by ACU to monitor student numbers on the site
the way in which the context of higher education has changed over the last 20 years, particularly in regard to how the students achieve qualifications, and current and future proposed student numbers
Traffic, parking and access
an additional increase of 73 spaces for on-campus parking – taking the total to 717 spaces
abandonment of the proposed two-hour timed parking in the local area
patronage of ACU’s free shuttle bus
reduction of campus access points from four gates to three
alterations to the footprint of the library building proposed in Precinct 1 to maintain significant heritage view lines, protect the two existing Bunya Pines, and maintain the general amenity of the area
alterations to the footprint of the building in Precinct 3 to assist in reducing any impacts on adjoining residential properties
Hours of operation
proposed hours of operation have been clarified and activities within those hours detailed
The full submission will be available shortly on the Department of Planning and Infrastructure website at www.planning.nsw.gov.au