The University will deliver targeted investment over five years to progress its aspiration to be a global leader in each of its spheres of achievement and deliver world-class innovation
1.1 Investment in core education strategies will support and improve the student experience, provide greater access and equity and embed advances in pedagogical practice into the curriculum.
1.2 Investment that builds world-class research quality and impact, assists engagement and productive collaborations with national and international partners, and ensures a return on the investment that establishes and maintains a competitive trajectory for the University's research.
1.3 New workforce strategies will be resourced that enhance capability and support staff to perform at world-class levels.
1.4 Infrastructure investments will provide contemporary spaces and leading edge facilities through both new constructions and upgrades to existing buildings.
1.5 Investments in technology applications and infrastructure will provide a unified virtual and physical environment supporting attainment of excellence in education and research.
The University will follow responsible financial management practices that enable it to generate the resources required to invest in its future
2.1 Efficient and client focussed procurement practices will deliver value for money and comply with appropriate probity requirements while providing preference to small and local suppliers.
2.2 Implementation of business analysis tools will support effective decision making for all new initiatives and investment proposals.
2.3 Funding will be provided for initiatives that deliver against the institution's environmental sustainability targets and enhance the University's reputation as a leader in sustainability.
2.4 Development of core business systems that will meet all current and future information requirements to support attainment of excellence in education and research and meeting corporate governance obligations.
2.5 Annual surpluses will be delivered of sufficient magnitude to provide the resources to fund long-term investment and infrastructure activities.
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