Major works have commenced on a new world-class university campus in the heart of Bankstown’s CBD.
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has approved a State Significant Development (SSD) application for the $260 million, 19-storey vertical university building.
Early ground works began in October 2020. However, this latest approval means the building will now begin to be constructed.
The campus, which is expected to be complete late 2022, will accommodate 10,000 students and 650 staff.
Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor Khal Asfour was thrilled to hear the proposal had been approved.
“The new campus will almost single-handedly transform Bankstown’s CBD and further supports Canterbury-Bankstown’s status as an education and health precinct,” Mayor Asfour said.
“It is exciting for Bankstown to finally have a new university at the heart of its CBD, with the injection of student life, activity, activated streets and eateries, all adding to the colour and vitality of our City.
“Student life is sure to enhance not only Paul Keating Park and the many businesses around it, but the entire Canterbury-
Bankstown area by injecting tens of millions into the local economy every year.
“Bankstown is truly becoming a place of opportunity for all.”