WESTERN Australia’s first inner-city university campus moved a step closer to reality after DevelopmentWA approved Edith Cowan University (ECU) transformational project in the Perth CBD.
The $695 million ECU City campus project is part of the $1.5 billion Perth City Deal, a collaboration between the Australian and Western Australian governments and City of Perth.
ECU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve Chapman CBE said the development will reshape the Perth CBD.
Early site works will start in second quarter of 2022.
Professor Chapman said that project would help drive economic growth and enhance the city’s vibrancy.
“ECU City is set to revitalise the Perth CBD by supporting more than 3,100 direct and indirect jobs during its construction and attracting more than 9,000 students and staff from 2025,” he said.
The development will be one of Perth’s largest building projects and will provide an economic boost while supporting local jobs during construction.
“The campus will create new vibrancy in the Perth CBD and generate new opportunities and benefits for local businesses,” said Professor Chapman.