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Greater Curtin Stage One invites commercial partners

Media release

Curtin University is formally inviting development partners for the first stage of the Greater Curtin Master Plan, via the commencement of an Expression of Interest process.

Mr Ian Callahan, Curtin’s Chief Operating Officer, said the procurement phase marks a significant milestone in Curtin’s long-term plan, which will see the emergence of a dedicated innovation precinct and a vibrant well-connected community based on and around the Bentley Campus

“Greater Curtin Stage One represents a development value of circa $500 million and will include a phased release of new accommodation for 2,000 students plus short stay accommodation, academic buildings, research space, curated retail, a bus transport interchange and a range of public spaces and amenity,” Mr Callahan said.

“Development within the main street precinct will provide excellent opportunities for partners to locate themselves at Curtin and leverage opportunities within our academic, research and social areas.

“Greater Curtin reinforces the university’s plan to retain and extend its competitive advantage as a modern, relevant university that continues to evolve and strive for excellence,” Mr Callahan said.

Greater Curtin Stage One development is being led by Tim Urquhart, General Manager, Greater Curtin. Mr Urquhart most recently worked with international developer Lend Lease where he delivered precinct-based developments including the Olympic Village in London.

Potential partners will be shortlisted and invited to submit detailed development proposals in September 2016, with preferred proponents selected in early 2017.

More information is available via http://properties.curtin.edu.au/greatercurtinstageone/

The Greater Curtin Master Plan was recently marked with a sod-turning ceremony attended by the Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; and Electoral Affairs, the Hon Peter Collier MLC.

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