UNSW Canberra City Campus

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$25 million to be paid by instalments as key milestones are delivered

Project status

  • Planning and design

  • Community Engagement

  • Under Construction

  • Expected Project Completion

Have your say

You can now provide feedback on the Stage 1 Plans through the UNSW Canberra City website.

The ACT Government is investing in UNSW Canberra's world-class research, education and innovation campus on the east side of Canberra's City Centre.

The UNSW Canberra City campus will establish education and research facilities, collaborative industry activities and facilities. This includes parking, student accommodation, student services and retail to support the campus population.

The campus will facilitate innovation and growth in the defence and cyber security industries, building on Canberra’s strengths and providing greater opportunities to collaborate. The new campus will also be part of the reimagining of the City Centre’s eastern corner, capitalising on the area’s capacity to collocate education, recreation and tourism uses. As a premier address in the National Capital, the new campus will be a key driver for City Centre success.

The ACT Government’s investment in the UNSW Canberra City campus includes:

  • approximately eight hectares of land in the city’s south-east
  • the cost to remediate any contamination on the site, and
  • $25 million cash contribution to be paid by instalments as key milestones are delivered.

UNSW Canberra has consulted with the community and stakeholders to help inform the new campus master plan for the new campus. The master plan has been approved by the ACT Government with construction due to commence in 2024.

Project Benefits

The UNSW City Campus will

  • generate 2,000 jobs once complete
  • attract up to 5,000 students
  • generate $3 in economic benefits for every $1 invested
  • strengthen and diversify the ACT economy, and
  • growing Canberra’s reputation as the knowledge capital.

Find out more about this project on the UNSW Canberra City website.

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