A program for the development of campus land assets has been formed with the intention that income derived from these initiatives will be directed towards the University’s strategic investment plans and initiatives. The Campus Development Unit is responsible for managing the suite of existing projects and identifying future opportunities.
Current projects include:
The UWS Campbelltown campus consists of 158 ha of land, which is zoned 10(a) Regional Comprehensive Centre by Campbelltown City Council.
In 2007 UWS completed a Master Plan for the academic part of the Campbelltown campus that provides sufficient land to triple the size of its staff and student numbers. Strategically this is a very well serviced site in the heart of Campbelltown providing opportunities for academics and the general public to live adjacent to the campus, the Macarthur Railway Station and services.
Concurrently UWS began the planning process for the remainder of the UWS land at Campbelltown and in December 2008, Campbelltown City Council adopted a Development Control Plan (DCP) (opens in a new window)and Masterplan (PDF, 1934.33 KB) for the remainder of the UWS Campbelltown campus.
The comprehensive planning process involved consultation with a range of stakeholders and proposes an integrated urban environment. The plans provide for further significant student growth, mixed use activities including research related business enterprise, a quality residential development all complimented by large areas of active and passive recreation space.
For further information, please go the Campbelltown Residential Development page.
Penrith City Council adopted a Concept Plan in October 2006 for the Werrington Enterprise Living and Learning precinct surrounding and including the UWS Penrith campus.
South Werrington Urban Village
UWS has participated in a rezoning process for vacant land (28Ha) in the north-eastern corner of the Werrington North campus known as South Werrington Urban Village (SWUV). This site provides opportunities to deliver homes, employment and parks, two blocks from the Werrington Railway Station.
Council adopted a Development Control Plan for the South Werrington Urban Village site in August 2008 and the Local Environment Plan and Rezoning Map have been considered by the Planning Minister and gazetted.
Adjoining owners including Landcom have acted as the proponents for the planning process for the Caddens Release Area which affects a small area of land where the Kingswood and Werrington South campuses meet. Penrith City Council has exhibited the Local Environment Plan, Rezoning Map and Development Control Plan for this Caddens site. The Precinct Centre of this Caddens Release is planned on the UWS land and will deliver an important retail centre and community facilities for this locality.