Posted by CathNews
on 12 March 2019
ACU was announced as Blacktown Council's university partner to establish a campus in the heart of Blacktown.
The university will invest $220 million in the fit-out of an interim building and two permanent, high-rise buildings in Warrick Lane.
The university will open ACU College at an interim building in Main St, Blacktown, offering diplomas, certificates and executive education short courses in 2020.
Undergraduate and postgraduate programs are expected to begin the following year.
The interim campus will occupy several floors of the council-owned building in Main St while construction on two high-rise campus buildings in the Warrick Lane precinct is underway, with a scheduled opening of 2024.
ACU will establish four faculties at the Blacktown campus, including: education and arts; health sciences; law and business; and theology and philosophy.
Mayor Stephen Bali said the announcement was four decades in the making and would form part of the council's estimated $76.5 million CBD redevelopment project.