Australian National University Exchange Master Plan

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY EXCHANGE MASTER PLAN

West Precinct 

PROJECT AIM

Major ACT/ANU/Baulderstone Hornibrook initiative to boost the viability of ANU, implement the City West masterplan, and integrate City West into the wider central area of Canberra. Preparation of a detailed masterplan and implementation plan as a requirement of the Precinct Deed. Liaison and negotiations with government agencies and community groups. Preparation and lodgment of DAs including planning assessments, lease purpose clause wording and preparation of Development Deeds & parking strategy.

SCOPE OF WORKS

A detailed master plan was prepared by Purdon Planning in conjunction with Nettleton Tribe Architects that provided a framework for staged development of the site.  Purdons also undertook development approvals for the ANU resulting in a total of 2000 student accommodation places, 20,000m2 office and other commercial space and 1400 basement parking spaces across 6 individual development sites.

KEY ISSUES

The Precinct has an important relationship with both the rest of City and the ANU campus. It has an elongated shape and comprised a non-continuous strip of land interspersed with other lessees  and structures. Business viability, pedestrian linkages and spaces, busway, landscaping, infrastructure capacity and parking have allbeen major issues to resolve within the context of planning for the ANU and other commercial requirements for space in the Precinct.

PROJECT OUTCOMES

Master Plan and Implementation Plan completed and in final stages of approval. DA’s for two separate student accommodation buildings (1100 beds) and an office building (28,000m² gfa) have been approved.