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Curtin University
Properties, Facilities & Development

Creating a world-class
sustainable campus

OUR VISION

Curtin has a vision to be a recognised global leader in research, education and engagement. In 2013, Properties, Facilities & Development (PF&D) created the Greater Curtin Master Plan to support this vision. It’s our roadmap for transforming the Bentley campus into a globally connected innovation village.

The Master Plan supports collaboration, diversity and creativity. It will create a place where academia, government, industry and entrepreneurs come together to strengthen our University, the local community, and the Western Australian economy.

We are already seeing our campus become a vibrant, modern community destination where people of all ages are welcome to study, work, live and relax.

In 2015, the Greater Curtin Master Plan received Australia’s first 5 Star Green Star – Communities rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), giving us independent validation that our vision will deliver environmental, economic and social sustainability.

WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY?

Sustainable development is creating a place that prospers – where people thrive and the environment is protected.

As an educational institution, Curtin must show its commitment to sustainability in its learning, teaching and research. PF&D make sure the physical environment and our campus community supports this commitment. Through our planning and management – of
buildings and facilities; programs and activities – we’re helping provide a vibrant, beneficial and prosperous
environment for study, work and leisure, for today and tomorrow.

We are helping build the University of the future.

OUR MATERIAL ISSUES

In 2015 we engaged with a range of stakeholders from the University and local community
to find out what sustainability issues are most important to Curtin.

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Economic Development

Improving Curtin’s economic prosperity, creating jobs and strengthening our local economy.

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Transport & Accessibility

Improving public transport options, facilities and awareness to improve daily commutes.

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Technology

Bringing technology into buildings, spaces and experiences to create a richer connection with the campus.

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Flexible & Adaptable Places

Creating buildings and spaces that can be repurposed to meet evolving learning and teaching needs.

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Community Engagement

Ensuring our community remains informed and engaged in decision-making, activities and milestones.

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Sustainable, Healthy Lifestyles

Balancing the built and natural environment to enhance people’s health and wellbeing.

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Energy Efficiency & Renewables

Building energy efficiency into new buildings and helping to set an example for the wider community.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Celebrating our diverse community and supporting all people who study, work and live here.

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Cost of Living

Keeping our campus affordable for all by supporting cost effective transport, retail and recreation.

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Community Investment

Creating the facilities and programs that transform our University into a community destination.

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Biodiversity

Creating a campus that enhances biodiversity and native habitats, and allows interaction with nature.

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Climate Change Resilience

Collaborating with leading global organisations on key sustainability issues.

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Water Conservation

Protecting and enhancing our water resources through landscaping and water-sensitive urban design.

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Supply Chain Ethics

Selecting suppliers who treat their employees fairly and who minimise their environmental impact.

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Waste & Recycling

Maximising recycling of operational, construction and demolition waste to reduce landfill.

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Materials

Using sustainable materials while also considering embodied energy and whole-of-life costs.

Each material issues fits within one of the four pillars that form the basis of our sustainability framework.

EXPLORE OUR STRATEGY