Masterplan for the ANU
The aim of a masterplan is to provide an overall vision for future development of the campus. In particular, it defines the major landscape principles of the campus design, as well as potential sites for future development. The most recent documents in this regard were the Development Policy Plan and the Strategic Landscape Plan. These are currently being reviewed, and it is expected a consolidated masterplan will be available online in the second half of 2005. However the broad principles can be summarized as:
Capital Management Plan
The Capital Management Plan is developed in consultation with the University community and covers a 10 year period. The Plan is divided into two section: long range planning (10 years) and medium term planning (3 years and linked to the University’s triennial budget). The Plan covers two areas: Maintenance (including backlog and preventive maintenance) and Capital Works (including new works and refurbishments). It is the principal document in managing the funding, planning, design and construction of the University’s capital works program.
In 2005 The Australian National University and the ACT Government signed an agreement whereby the University was granted development rights for the land between the University’s eastern boundary and Marcus Clarke Street. This City West area will focus on sustainable urban development, building on social, economic and cultural opportunities that the University and City can provide.
Developments will include student residential accommodation, University research “incubator” facilities, and retail and services activities associated with the University. In particular, the University will build upon the presence of the Schools of Art and Music, as well as numerous existing galleries and performance spaces, to create a vibrant arts precinct.
Planning oversight and consultative mechanisms
National Capital Authority
The Acton campus of the ANU is designated land, meaning that it falls under the planning control of the National Capital Authority. All proposals for new building works and major landscaping works require the approval of the NCA.
The Campus Planning and Development Committee makes recommendations to Council, through the Finance Committee, on: policies relating to planning and development of the University’s campuses; and resources required for development and maintenance.
The Campus Advisory Sub-Committee is a sub-committee of the Campus Planning and Development Committee, with general terms of reference to advise on the effective use of the campus and on the facilities provided.
The Transport Reference Group's terms of reference cover parking, traffic, public transport and parking fees. The group makes recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor or other committees if appropriate.
Cyclists Reference Group
The Cyclists Reference Group is a University-wide forum for recommending cycling infrastructure for ANU campuses.
An outline of the planning and management arrangements for major construction and refurbishment projects.
ANUgreen is the University's environmental management office, part of the Facilities and Services Division
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