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USyd Update on Business college Development

As many will be aware the University of Sydney is planning a new building for our Business School in the Abercrombie Precinct reports the Sydney University VC's add in the November 2011 issues of the South Sydney Herald.

We have listened carefully to community concerns, particularly on matters of height and scale and the need for open and accessible public space. Following a period of public exhibition and consultations with a number of groups we have been reconsidering the overall concept.

A revised project brief is currently being developed by our team from Campus Infrastructure Services and the Business School which will take into account recent changes in the Faculty’s requirements. After the design is further refined, we plan to have further consultation with all interested parties both within and beyond the university.

Only after that period of consultation, a revised part 3A application will be submitted to the NSW Department of Planning early next year. We are keen to ensure that we produce the best possible outcome for the users of the building and our neighbours.

We expect construction to commence towards the end of 2012. This allows sufficient time for the final design to be properly refined to ensure the surrounding community and the University will be satisfied. It is our plan to have the building completed and operating in time for the beginning of the 2015 academic year.

Michael Spence


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Source: November 2011 South Sydney Herald