Australian National University Student Accommodation Acton Campus

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACTON CAMPUS - STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

Urban Planning and Due Diligence Advice

PROJECT AIM

Australian National University (ANU) sought advice on the  the opportunities and constraints associated with a future student accommodation development within the Acton campus.  Advice was required regarding statutory planning context, potential development opportunities, constraints, potential yield and likely approvals process and time frame.

 

PROJECT ISSUES

Purdon Planning identified and addressed several key constraints as part of the construction of an 800-bed student accommodation development on part Block 1 Section 63 and/or part Block 1 Section 86 Acton.

Key issues taken into account for this project were:

  • Topography and drainage
  • Vegetation and landscape
  • Heritage
  • Bushfire Risk
  • Parking and Transport
  • Campus Structure
PROJECT ACHIEVEMENT

Purdon Planning were able to provide ANU with succinct and informed planning advice over a multitude of potential opportunities  and best fit for purpose outcomes.

Key opportunities provided for this project were:

  • Ensured recreation, ecological and heritage objectives highlighted 
  • Provide best development outcome comprising of a series of discreet, smaller footprint buildings
  • Identified all potential constraints to allow for best development opportunities