Campus news

Published: Monday 30th March 2015

Facilities across ACU's seven campuses are continuously being developed and improved under the management of the Properties Directorate. All projects vary in scope, and include capital works, minor works and refurbishments, as well as fit outs.

Through its different projects and initiatives, Properties is working towards creating world-class campuses that provide staff and students with support to achieve excellence in the areas of research, and teaching and education; and a university experience enhanced by a built environment that is both distinctive and sustainable.

Highlights of major works and upgrades


New exercise physiology lab, completed in February 2015 and located in the Edward Clancy Building, provides a dedicated facility to support the delivery of ACU's exercise and sports science program.

Email Senior Project Manager David Browning for more information about the exercise physiology lab.

North Sydney

The Ryan Auditorium located in the James Carroll Building was completed in February 2015. It features a contemporary design, improved acoustic performance and AV upgrades, increased seating capacity, and the added provision of wheelchair/mobility impaired access and amenity upgrades.

Email Senior Project Manager David Browning for more information about the Ryan Auditorium. 

Ryan Auditorium
Image: Ryan Auditorium at North Sydney


State of the art teaching spaces, simulation labs and centralised student services are the offerings of Brisbane's newest development, the Saint John Paull II Building. Designed to complement the existing buildings at Banyo Campus, it features state of the art AV and IT infrastructure.

Email Senior Project Manager Chris Gill for more information about the John Paul II Building. 

JPII Building
Image: The existing Banyo Campus buildings are reflected on the facade of the Saint John Paul II Building. More images available here.


Due for completion in August, the Ballarat chapel will provide a reflective space, anchoring the University's mission and identity at the centre of the campus.

Email Associate Director, Development and Major Projects Stephen Zaczkiewicz for more information about the Ballarat chapel. 

Ballarat Chapel architect's render
Image: An architectural rendering of the Ballarat chapel 


Levels 5 and 6, 215 Spring Street, Melbourne 

Recently completed construction on Levels 5 and 6 of Spring Street, Melbourne CBD, provide high quality, centrally-located facilities to support ACU's research program. Office and conference spaces for research institutes feature state of the art AV and IT infrastructure, and are fitted with sustainable lighting and materials.

Spring Street Level 5
Image: Level 6, Spring Street, Melbourne

Spring Street Level 6 
Image: Workstations on Level 5, Spring Street, Melbourne

Mary Glowrey Building

Newly unveiled ground and lower ground upgrades to the Mary Glowrey Building deliver new and flexible spaces for recreation, conferences, meetings and collaborative learning, as well as feature sustainable lighting and materials.

Mary Glowrey Building Cafe
Image: The new Mary Glowrey Building North Cafe is a popular spot for students and staff

Daniel Mannix Building revolving doors

Revolving doors of the Daniel Mannix Building reduce energy consumption, improve disabled access and ensure increased comfort and amenity for users.

Email Senior Project Manager John Kouris for more information about major works and upgrades on the Melbourne campus.