Community consultation

Community engagement

It was through the significant input and support received by the community that this plan was developed. Meetings were held with local, regional and state government departments and agencies to determine potential alignments with funding channels and projects that are under way, and consider relevant local regional plans. Consultation with students, staff, local business and the wider community also took place with the feedback integrated into the final plan. In total, over 500 people took part in the consultation process which included presentations to external parties, stalls and workshops around the community over a 6 month period.

Organisations who were involved in the consultation process included:

  • Wollongong City Council
  • Property Council of Australia
  • Illawarra Business Chamber
  • Regional Development Australia
  • Roads and Maritime Services
  • Transport for NSW
  • NSW Department of Industry
  • NSW Planning and Environment
  • NSW Dept of Premier and Cabinet
  • Wollongong CBD
  • Keiraville Public School
  • UOW Staff and Students
  • Dapto Mall
  • Neighbourhood Forum
  • UOW Alumni
  • Community Reference Forum
  • Community Reference Group
  • Figtree Grove
  • Bulli Sunday Market

Feedback included the following topics:

  • The sense of green space on campus
  • The relationship between the natural and built environment
  • Pedestrian access and way finding
  • World-class facilities and services
  • Infrastructure for a range of weather conditions
  • Connection between the campus, community and the CBD
  • Public transport and sustainability
  • The social and community character
  • Teaching and learning

You can view a summary of the feedback below:

Student Consultation
Staff Consultation Workshop
Community Consultation Sessions

Meetings with key community groups and local government representatives will continue regarding future implementation of the plan.