Australian Catholic University (ACU) is planning to develop the Melbourne Campus (St Patricks) in Fitzroy. The purpose of the development is to:

  • Accommodate student and staff growth over the next 10 years
  • Consolidate teaching spaces to improve the learning environment for students and access for staff.


An exciting new development is here.

Saint Teresa of Kolkata Building

Our state-of-the-art, $226 million St Teresa of Kolkata Building is now open at our Melbourne Campus. The building spans 13 levels and 18,344 square metres, and features teaching facilities and informal learning spaces, upgraded student amenities, green spaces and a rooftop multi-sports court.

The new building is part of our plan to accommodate student and staff growth at our Melbourne Campus and provide the best facilities for our students.

The Saint Teresa of Kolkata Building will feature upgraded student amenities, green space, underground parking and recreation facilities, including a rooftop sports court.

Construction of the building commenced in November 2018 and is expected to be completed by approximately mid-2022.

The new building will provide a range of new facilities to improve the experience of students, staff and the community at our Melbourne Campus, including:

  • new teaching and learning spaces
  • a rooftop multi-sport court
  • an elevated garden with views of the city
  • staff, student and postgraduate hubs
  • car and bicycle parking for staff and students
  • kitchen facilities and lounge areas
  • personal and group study areas
  • conference facilities.

We’re working to minimise disruption on campus throughout construction of the Saint Teresa of Kolkata Building. And we’ll be communicating regularly with our students and staff to ensure everyone is informed.

Construction workers will be on campus throughout the duration of the project. You may hear construction noise, see work happening on-site, or need to take alternative routes when walking through the campus.

Your safety is our priority – so students, staff and visitors are asked to observe direction and safety signs throughout the campus and follow the instructions of traffic controllers.

If you wish to provide feedback, contact the team at

The Campus Park

The Young Street Campus Park interim landscape project will provide a high-quality and inviting space at the Melbourne Campus, on the site of the current carpark.

The Campus Park will be a safe and flexible open space that will be a social hub for the university and community. It will feature large flexible-use areas and smaller, more intimate, spaces and has been designed to reflect ACU’s culture of faith, inclusiveness and sustainability.

The park site is part of the approved Development Plan Overlay (DPO) and has approval for a future building. This temporary park is intended to meet the campus’s current needs while allowing for further campus expansion in the future.

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Project timeline

The existing carpark will be demolished when the Saint Teresa of Kolkata Building carpark opens in late 2023, and the park is due to be completed in mid 2024.

Campus Vision

This proposal is part of our existing Campus Vision, the details of which can be found below.

Plan details

Our team

The 10-year Vision for the Melbourne Campus was prepared by ACU and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. The Development Plan and community consultation process is being conducted with the City of Yarra, project directors, Avium Projects, and planners, Urbis.

Contact us

If you have any feedback or questions, please email ACU.


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