Set to open in the early 2020s, the new campus will cover seven hectares of the former General Motors Holden (GMH) site, now owned by the Victorian Government.
The new campus will be at the heart of Australia’s largest urban renewal area and will see over 1000 new engineering and IT students and academics collaborating with industry leaders in cutting edge fields.
Located in the Fishermans Bend’s Employment Precinct, the GMH site is the perfect setting for world-leading research and industry collaboration. The unique location will allow the university to undertake large scale research and innovation that can’t be accommodated on the Parkville campus, such as wind and water tunnels, and electric vehicle and engine propulsion testing.
The Victorian Government purchased the site of the former Holden factory in September 2016 to develop it into Australia’s leading precinct for advanced manufacturing, design, engineering and technology excellence. It is a key catalyst project for Fishermans Bend and Melbourne, providing a lever for attracting the innovators and entrepreneurs that will be critical to the Victorian economy in the 21st century.
The Employment Precinct has a rich industrial heritage, with advanced manufacturing and technical innovation driving the economic success of Fishermans Bend for many decades. Designated a National Employment and Innovation Cluster (NEIC) in Plan Melbourne 2017-2050, the area will continue to foster innovative businesses and emerging industries into the future.