Project overview

The University of Newcastle is a world-leading university dedicated to advancing our regions. Our campuses are places for not just the brightest minds and life ready graduates but a place for our communities to enjoy and use.

Our campuses connect to our community at the "front door" and these entrances instil a sense of place and excitement when people arrive here. However we believe the Warabrook side of our campus does not have that same sense of pride or place for our communities.

The University is evaluating a range of possibilities to improve links with our neighbours and communities to the Callaghan campus that would seek to open access to our sporting fields, gym, cafes and transport hubs located within the campus.

We also envisage new pedestrian and cycle paths, enhanced lighting, landscaping, and a public waiting shelter. Overall improvements to wayfinding will be a key priority.

Additionally, the name of the train station creates a link for our communities to the university campus and we wanted to hear peoples thoughts on adapting the station name.

In late 2020, our community was invited to share their views on a proposal to improve the accessibility, amenity and prominence of the precinct and on enhancing the experience for visitors to the campus and train station.

We asked for feedback from community members such as local residents, businesses and community groups as well as our students and staff to help us reinvigorate our Warabrook campus entry by getting involved in our planning process.

Next steps for the project include scoping and costing out works identified as important as part of the consultation. We will continue to work with government and local council in planning out this project and will keep our community informed of the process.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.