Local community

We are working to create a sustainable environment that contributes to the revitalisation of the Darlington and Redfern neighbourhoods while respecting the existing fabric of the local community.

We are dedicated to:

  • improving the Darlington side of the campus
  • respecting the existing architecture
  • improving access and connectivity between the Darlington and Camperdown campuses
  • respecting heritage considerations for residential streets by maintaining a significant setback from Abercrombie Street for the bulk of the building
  • making a positive contribution to the community by creating a sense of place
  • respecting the surrounding residential properties and the City of Sydney’s planning guidelines
  • working with the community, the City of Sydney to deliver a ‘pedestrian and bicycle access improvements’ for the Darlington precinct (consultancy phase complete). We will invest $2 million in these works.

Traffic and parking

The University understands that traffic and parking are important issues for our community, particularly the many parents and carers of children from Darlington Public School.

The design for the precinct also includes:

  • an improved school drop-off and bus zone for Darlington Public School on Golden Grove Street (works completed)
  • improved pedestrian links and ease of access to Darlington Public School
  • minimal impact on the number of car spaces and car movements within the precinct
  • vehicular access to the development from Darlington Lane.

Find out more about parking information

Improving pedestrian and bicycle links for Darlington

One condition of approval for the project seeks to improve the connections of the new precinct with the broader University campus and local public transport nodes.

The NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure has approved the University's 'Darlington Precinct Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Strategy.' This strategy was developed following consultation with the local community, City of Sydney Council and Urban Growth NSW.

Works identified in this strategy, will be undertaken with a minimum capital investment of $2 million, and in close consultation with the City of Sydney Council.