It is expected that 6500 students will use the new campus each year, once open.
29 July 2020
A survey has found overwhelming public support for a mixed-use CIT campus and public transport interchange being delivered in the heart of Woden.
More than 85 per cent of survey respondents were in favour of the new CIT Campus in Woden.
It will offer students a modern educational environment, course offerings suited to jobs of the future and foster student connections with local industry.
An accompanying new bus interchange will integrate with a future light rail terminus. This will encourage active travel in the area and support Woden’s ongoing development as a business, transport and education centre.
Construction is due to begin next year, with the project set to support local jobs as well as aid long-term economic growth in the area, both during construction and once the facility is operational.
The ACT Government’s ‘Design & Values’ survey, which ran from 20 May to 17 June, also highlighted the community’s preference for well-integrated buildings of up to around 12 storeys, featuring activated common areas and green spaces. More than 400 survey responses were received, representing views from the local community and future users of the site.
Survey findings will help shape the design development stages for the new campus, whilst also being used to inform the project’s business case which is expected to be finalised in the near future.
For survey results and to learn more about the project, visit yoursay.act.gov.au/cit-campus-woden.