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Sydney Uni Info Stall on Abercrombie Street Development - 22 Sept

The University of Sydney will host a stall at Eveleigh Market on Saturday 22 September from 8 am to 1 pm, when it invites the local community to find out more about its plans to build a world-class business school facility in Darlington.

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Sep 22, 2012
from 10:00 PM to 03:00 AM


Eveleigh Markets, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

Contact Phone

02 9114 2112

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The University of Sydney to host community information stall at Eveleigh Market

The Abercrombie Precinct will include student accommodation, and increase the Business School’s ability to attract the very best students, teachers and researchers from around the world.

“Keeping the community informed about the progress of the Abercrombie Precinct project is very important to the University of Sydney,” said Greg Robinson, Director of Campus Infrastructure and Services.  

“The feedback we received from the community following public exhibition in May this year was extremely valuable and helped us to refine the design even further.

“In particular, the University has reduced the height of the planned student accommodation building and increased setbacks to better integrate the development with surrounding properties.”

Through consultation activities and meetings with key local community groups, the University of Sydney understands that traffic and parking are important issues for local residents. To minimise these impacts, the revised design includes:

  • fewer car spaces within the site to reduce the number of car movements in and out of the precinct
  • a safe school drop-off zone directly adjacent to the school entrance
  • a focus on pedestrian safety and ease of access through the site, including a pedestrian path to the school that avoids the need to walk past the proposed car park entry on Abercrombie Street.

The University is currently in discussions with the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure about the conditions of approval for the project.  

“Subject to approval, we will undertake preliminary work to remove the demountable buildings on Codrington Street later this year,” Mr Robinson said.

“In the meantime, we look forward to continuing discussions with our neighbours and local residents about this leading-edge development.

“I urge everyone who would like to find out more about this exciting project to come and visit us at our information stall at the Eveleigh Market,” said Mr Robinson.

Information on the Abercrombie Precinct is also on display in the foyer of the University’s Services Building, 22 Codrington Street. You can access the foyer between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

For more information visit email the project team at or call 02 9351 7838.

 Please contact: Claire Sargent, Communications Manager, Campus Infrastructure and Services, the University of Sydney on 0478 882 762 or 02 9114 2112.

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