The University of Sydney’s proposed vision for Callan Park is for a parkland campus that would complement the existing Callan Park campus occupied by Sydney College of the Arts, creating an open, green learning environment for students while improving community facilities and access to parkland areas.
The University would engage leading consultants in heritage conservation, architecture and landscape restoration and design to ensure that this vision was fully realised.
At present, under the current proposal, we would plan to:
- Create a green campus that achieves the highest practicable environmental standards
- Provide community access to open space across the campus and upgraded parks and gardens. The University presence will ensure the parkland is safe for all users.
- Brief architects to use the development to improve vistas and amenity at Callan Park
- Upgrade existing sporting ovals for community and university use and create a new oval
- Restore heritage buildings in the education precinct in accordance with the Conservation Management Plan
- Creatively design quality new buildings to complement Kirkbride and other heritage buildings on the site and to be sensitive to the topography
- Create new clearly marked walkways and bicycle paths and integrate them with the surrounding area
- Restore heritage landscapes and gardens and create landscaped areas to reflect the heritage values of the precinct
- Preserve important indigenous heritage artefacts on the site
We have yet to determine exactly which mix of activities could be located on the Callan Park parkland campus as this will be the subject of consultation within the University community. However, the proposal is that the site would be used for educational purposes and student accommodation.
We will consult with the community and Leichhardt Council as this exciting project progresses and encourage you to participate in this process.