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NSW Chapter - Newcastle Regional site visit

  • 11 September 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Newcastle
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  • Available to all CEFPI Australasia members
  • Available to all non CEFPI Australasia members
  • Available to all full time students in either secondary or tertiary institutions

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Our next event is a day of exploration and investigation in Newcastle, highlighting some significant examples of sustainability - design, environment and providing an enduring legacy for the community.

The day begins at Newcastle University Callaghan Campus: A Campus Designed for the Future

The University of Newcastle recognises that as part of their corporate objectives to be a global leader, they have an obligation to demonstrate continual improvements in environmental sustainability. The UON’s Environmental Sustainability Plan 2015-2017 with its range of initiatives is about positive change that will not only improve the UON’s environmental record but also induce lasting benefits at a financial and social level.

The UON’s new city campus has been the first in the Hunter Region to achieve a 5 Star Green Star Rating - Green Star - Education Design v1. A catalyst project for the revitalisation of the Newcastle CBD, NeW Space is an innovative multi-level teaching and learning space that will be the new home for the Faculty of Business and Law in 2017.


A team of architects, consisting of leading Melbourne firm, Lyons Architecture and Newcastle Innovators, EJE Architecture, were appointed as architects for NeW Space back in early 2014 after a competitive tendering process. Anthony Furness (EJE architecture) will talk about the design of this innovative, collaborative teaching and learning space and the challenges faced. 

Next stop is the Hunter Wetlands Centre

An internationally protected 45ha ecopark in Shortland.  The design highlights and showcases its natural setting, and forms a strong connection to the adjacent wetlands ponds, providing learning spaces focused on the local ecosystem. 

Concluding at Newcastle Museum

Turn of the century industrial brick railway workshops have been revitalised into the Newcastle Museum within the historic waterfront precinct of Honeysuckle.  This has been a complete refit and redesign to create this museum. 

Participants can leave their car at Newcastle University and transport is provided to take you the short journey to each venue. A boxed lunch will be provided at the Hunter Wetlands Centre.

Join us for this unique opportunity of discovery of sustainable ideas.

As usual, for any further information please contact at nsw@cefpi.org.au

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