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What is the Campus Master Plan?

The UOW Wollongong Campus Master Plan creates a vision and framework to guide the physical development of the Wollongong campus over the next 20 years.

This framework has been defined through consultation with University of Wollongong staff, students, government and industry partners and the local Wollongong community, reflection on technical studies and best practice examples of universities throughout the world.

The Master Plan builds on the high-quality landscape and public realm of the existing campus while improving its relationship to the surrounding community and connections to Wollongong and the region.

View the Master Plan [12.8MB]

Draft Voluntary Planning Agreement

As part of the Wollongong Campus Master Plan process, UOW has proposed a draft Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) for consideration by Wollongong City Council (WCC). Wollongong City Council (WCC) currently has the draft VPA on public exhibition until Friday 20 April 2018.

For further information or to provide feedback on the draft VPA click here.

Master Plan Why a New Plan

More about UOW's Campus Master Plan

About The Plan

About The Plan

UOW have engaged a multidisciplinary team of consultants led by campus master planners, MGS Architects.


Planning Overview

Planning Overview

Some 80,000m2 will be required on campus to meet core academic needs.


Community Consultations

Community Consultations

Consultation with students, staff, government and the wider community formed an important part of the planning process.


Education beyond knowledge transfer

McKinnon Walker Trust Report 2017

This report presents key findings and recommendations compiled by those participating in the McKinnon Walker Study Tour: an international study tour by UOW students to examine better practice examples of how the built environment and physical resources of a University strongly influence student life and their academic experience.

Mirroring the Master Plan itself, this report is a guiding document that articulates our vision and recommendations for the future, but also allows flexibility to respond to future opportunities and challenges.

The key recommendations:

  1. Student voice
  2. Communication of success
  3. Student-centric architecture and design
  4. Smart and engaging campus life
  5. Accessible and sustainable campus
  6. Entrepreneurial spirit

Read the McKinnon Walker Trust Report  [7.9MB]

McKinnon Walker Study Tour 2017 - Denmark