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The Greater Curtin Master Plan

Universities can define a city's appeal and transform them, showcasing knowledge, creating vibrant local communities and stimulating economic activity.

Curtin is the heart of the largest concentration of innovative industry and research in Western Australia. We've developed a master plan that outlines a vision for 2030 to create an important economic and innovative hub, with diversity in culture and the arts - a district that celebrates the University’s creative knowledge.

The plan is more than a collection of buildings: it's the creation of a better quality of life through urban renewal, clever and sustainable design, high-quality public spaces and social outcomes that will benefit Western Australians. It supports the WA Planning Commission's Directions 2031 strategy to revitalise the region as a specialist activity centre.


Exchange is the first precinct to be delivered at Curtin University’s Perth Campus in response to the Greater Curtin Master Plan.

Exchange is designed to bring education, industry and community together – encouraging and facilitating the sharing of knowledge, ideas and creativity and serving as a catalyst for innovation and progress.

Curtin Exchange arial view from north east of precinct design

The first stage of the precinct, which commenced construction in Quarter 2 2019 will include:

  • Curtin Central (the recently completed new bus interchange)
  • A new home for our School of Design and the Built Environment including commercial space available for lease by industry partners
  • New student accommodation to be operated by St Catherine’s College and Unilodge Australia
  • Boutique hotel operated by Nesuto
  • Residential apartments available for lease
  • Grocer and specialty retail
  • Public spaces and amenity

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