North Sydney expansion cornerstone of educational growth

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is expanding its higher education and research reach in North Sydney with the recent purchase of a tower building at 33 Berry Street.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Dr Stephen Weller said ACU’s expansion reflected the University’s overall strategic plan for sustainable growth and the purchase consolidated its place as part of North Sydney’s thriving education precinct.

“North Sydney has become a hub of educational excellence with a close network of schools and Australian Catholic University, working in partnership with North Sydney Council,” Dr Weller said.

“ACU has achieved remarkable gains in recent years and continues to grow. We are committed to providing an environment – both physical and educational – for staff and students to learn and develop in the spirit of the Catholic intellectual tradition.”

The purchase of the 13-storey office building on the corner of the Pacific Highway and Berry Street allows ACU to reduce the cost of leasing space as it meets the needs of its growing population.

There has been a 53 per cent increase in students at ACU’s North Sydney Campus over the past three years. Staff numbers have also increased by 35 per cent in the same period.