ANU Acton Campus Master Plan

Be a part of the process. Share your ideas and comments online or visit us at the Master Plan Hub.

Planning for the University's future

ANU will spend 2018 focusing on its future by developing a refreshed Master Plan for its Acton campus. Aligning with the ANU Strategic Plan 2021, while also looking further forward to 2038, the ANU Acton Master Plan will deliver a clear plan to deliver excellence across the campus’ built environment.

The Master Plan will provide a framework to guide spatial decision making across the campus, with a focus on improving the University’s physical assets and campus experience. An integrated design team, led by global built environment consultancy Arup, will work with the ANU community during 2018 to develop the ANU Acton Master Plan.

ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian Schmidt, has challenged the Master Plan team and the campus community to ‘think big’ when it comes to the campus’ future. This big thinking includes addressing the global challenges of digital disruption, energy generation and consumption, urbanisation and transportation. The changing face of academia and the future needs of students and academics will also be explored during the master planning process. Energy and heritage will be specific areas of study during the process, with an Energy Master Plan and Heritage Master Plan key outputs of the master planning process.

Get involved

We're keen tyo hear from students, academics, staff and anyone else who visits the ANU campus.

Jump online

The CollabMap is a mapping application that allows you to comment on specific locations within the campus. Using CollabMap you can:

  • pin your comments to the campus locations you love
  • pin your comments to the campus locations you would change
  • share your own ideas
  • read ideas from other members of the community
  • agree or disagree with comments on the map.

Your comments and responses will help to inform the Master Plan.


Visit the Master Plan Hub

Come and visit the Master Plan team at the Foyer of the RN Robertson Building #46 and ask any questions you have between 9am and 3pm on these dates:

  • Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 August
  • Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 August
  • Monday 10 to Wednesday 12 September
  • Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 September.

Attend the Master Plan Series

The Master Plan Series is a set of public, facilitated panel discussions that will delve into topics related to the future of the University and the master planning process. Presenting the discussions will be a range of expert speakers. Entry to all the Master Plan Series sessions is free.

The first seession "Foundations for the Future" was held in late July. The details for the upcoming sessions will be released soon.

Master Plan Series Session Two: Diving into Disruption

Scheduled: mid-August

Details will be posted when available. 

Master Plan Series Session Three: Creating and Cultivating Community

Scheduled: early October

Details will be posted when available.

Deliberative workshops

A series of deliberative workshops is also taking place. These workshops involve key stakeholders in half-day sessions to establish and decide key elements of the Campus Master Plan. If you’re interested in attending one of the deliberative workshops please contact for more information.