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Creative Quarter

Project overview

The Creative Quarter precinct is located at the southern terminus of the Sir Charles Court Promenade, adjacent to key centres for learning in the arts, humanities and engineering disciplines. The redevelopment of this area will provide new facilities, amenities and opportunities for activation at all times of the day, creating a vibrant space where staff, students and visitors to campus can relax, enjoy and collaborate - a place to linger for longer.

The redevelopment will book-end the recently completed Wesfarmers Court refurbishment at the northern end of campus, and also provide much-needed facilities encouraging cycling as a convenient and sustainable mode of transport to and from the Bentley campus.

Project features

End of Trip Facilities

  • Secure access bicycle storage for approximately 200 bicycles (180 within the Cycle Hub, plus 20 external)
  • All Access shared wash, change and locker facilities
  • An open roof deck above the cycle hub, accessed via the sloping green roof and lift

Landscape Enhancements

  • General landscape upgrades through protection of the existing pine trees, retention of lawn areas and the inclusion of additional planting
  • Upgrades to paving throughout the precinct, clarifying access and movement paths through and around the area and adjacent buildings
  • An all-weather canopy to create year round shading, weather protection and comfortable seating
  • A sea container gallery for the display of student works
  • Opportunities for place activation, supporting food trucks, outdoor events, casual activities and relaxation
  • A games court with an adjacent deck and casual furniture

Project benefits

  • Enhanced place experience at the southern end of the Bentley campus
  • Secure bike storage with high quality end of trip facilities and storage, of a standard currently unavailable on campus
  • Year round activation opportunities
  • Retention of existing open and green space
  • Enable equitable access throughout the precinct

Project background

Cycle Infrastructure Demand

In 2015 Curtin developed a Cycle Access Management Plan (CAMP) with the purpose of understanding the demand for cycle infrastructure on the Bentley Campus. Cycling represents one of a range of modes that are intended to replace single occupancy vehicle trips to and from campus. In order to support this mode choice and meet the needs of cyclists, a shortage of high quality cycle storage and end of trip facilities needed to be addressed – the Creative Quarter redevelopment plays an important role in this strategy.

Place Activation

A critical aspect of supporting Curtin’s aspiration to realise the ambitions of the Greater Curtin Master Plan is through the enhancement of quality of life on campus. Curtin is committed to creating a high quality public realm that encompasses environmental stewardship and sustainability, public amenity, biological diversity, transport and movement, flexibility and usability, while reflecting the social values and the image of a contemporary university environment.

Curtin places high value on its public and open spaces, which are articulated in the Curtin University Place Activation Plan. The Creative Quarter project addresses more then cycle infrastructure demands, it will create a place to relax, enjoy and collaborate.