The Parkville Campus Guiding Principles

The Parkville campus community has identified seven themes that form the guiding principles for the Campus Development Framework.

Let us know what you think of the principles in the comment section below!


  • Improve building and place identification
  • Strengthen campus story and connection to place
  • Make cultural diversity more visible on campus
  • Embrace qualities that make the Parkville campus distinctive and renowned


  • Increase ease-of-access to spaces and places across the campus
  • Improve connectivity between and within buildings – horizontal and vertical
  • Provide for more practical patterns of movement and navigation around the campus


  • Encourage a holistic approach – from waste to renewable energy
  • Enhance campus biodiversity and environmentally friendly buildings
  • Support a more ecological lifestyle on campus – from food options to packaging


  • Refurbish, adapt and celebrate historic buildings and spaces
  • Create opportunities to learn about our heritage and the past
  • Enhance the North of Grattan experience through cultural and architectural heritage clusters


  • Enable Indigenous and cultural concepts to inform campus design
  • Consider better use of natural light and adaptation of existing spaces
  • Continue to embrace modern and innovative building design to meet evolving needs


  • Spread the range and awareness of services and amenities from North to South
  • Provide more shelter and protection from weather in public areas
  • Ensure power points, shops and services meet demand
  • Ensure lighting – internal and external – supports a safe environment


  • Foster a diversity of experiences that are distinctive and fun
  • Maintain the village feel of the campus as the population grows
  • Create environments for cross-cultural connection and interaction
  • Plan for the increasingly diverse needs of students, staff, parents and visitors

What do you think of the principles so far?

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