31 October - 01 November, 2019 | Sir Stamford Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW
Paul Campbell, Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Australian Catholic University

Paul Campbell

Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Australian Catholic University

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Conference Day Two: Friday, 1st November 2019

Friday, November 1st, 2019

9:50 AM CASE STUDY: Australian Catholic University’s vision for a Blacktown CBD University Campus Partner to Transform the Local Community

Australian Catholic University is one of the fastest growing universities in Australia and is ranked in the top 3% of universities in the world. The decision to partner with Blacktown City Council to create a campus will stand at the cultural and geographical heart of the community. This partnership will transform the community and provide opportunities for future students to study locally creating economic value.

In this Session:
  • Identifying the key stakeholders involved in developing a cross industry partnership 
  • Understanding the decision making process in relation to the partnership between the university and the council 
  • Understanding why the council wants a university in its CBD to help transform the community
  • Outlining the benefits of co-habitation for a university and a council to see the mutual value in overlapping services 
  • Exploring future opportunities through the development of co-use of space



The future of campuses are constantly changing to be able to withstand the demand of increasing capacity of students and their need to differentiate themselves from other competing universities. Technology is transforming the campus structures and way of interaction between students and teachers. The uncontrollable factor of climate change has also been a big impact on building infrastructure.

The big question of whether to retrofit or rebuild has never been more of a priority in the decision making process. 

This panel will discuss:
  • Outlining the value of retrofit and rebuild to determine which approach is more effective 
  • Comparing successful retrofit and rebuild cases to demonstrate their existing value 
  • Identifying what factors influence retrofitting and rebuilding to determine whether it is as simple as the condition of the building