Curtin has a vision to be a recognised global leader in research, education and engagement. In 2013, Properties, Facilities and Development (PF&D) created the Greater Curtin Master Plan to support this vision. It’s our roadmap for transforming the Perth 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.
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.
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.
Improving Curtin’s economic prosperity, creating jobs and strengthening our local economy.
Transport and Accessibility
Improving public transport options, facilities and awareness to improve daily commutes.
Bringing technology into buildings, spaces and experiences to create a richer connection with the campus.
Flexible and Adaptable Places
Creating buildings and spaces that can be repurposed to meet evolving learning and teaching needs.
Ensuring our community remains informed and engaged in decision-making, activities and milestones.
Sustainable, Healthy Lifestyles
Balancing the built and natural environment to enhance people’s health and wellbeing.
Energy Efficiency and Renewables
Building energy efficiency into new buildings and helping to set an example for the wider community.
Diversity and Inclusion
Celebrating our diverse community and supporting all people who study, work and live here.
Cost of Living
Keeping our campus affordable for all by supporting cost effective transport, retail and recreation.
Creating the facilities and programs that transform our University into a community destination.
Creating a campus that enhances biodiversity and native habitats, and allows interaction with nature.
Climate Change Resilience
Collaborating with leading global organisations on key sustainability issues.
Protecting and enhancing our water resources through landscaping and water-sensitive urban design.
Supply Chain Ethics
Selecting suppliers who treat their employees fairly and who minimise their environmental impact.
Waste and Recycling
Maximising recycling of operational, construction and demolition waste to reduce landfill.
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.