Campus Management

Campus North Precinct

The Campus North Precinct stretches from The University’s northern boundary along Stirling Highway, down to the Reid Library at mid-campus. The precinct includes many of The University’s cultural buildings, such as the theatre venues and the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

The northern part of the campus is the ceremonial hub and the location of the iconic Hackett Memorial Buildings based on the formal layout of the 1927 Wilkinson Plan. Much of the subsequent campus development, architecture and landscape, has taken the approach of the 1927 Plan and the Hackett Buildings. The majority of the buildings exhibit conservative architecture with the traditional UWA terracotta roof. Many of the buildings in this precinct will be retained for their heritage character and functionality.

The reinstatement of Battye Avenue is the most significant feature in the future development of this precinct. The diagonal pathway was shown in Wilkinson’s 1927 plan and respects the orientation of Somerville Auditorium, Music and the Octagon and Dolphin Theatres. The development would mark the eastern entry to the cultural spine of The University, linking the numerous galleries, museums and theatres.

The Plan accommodates a ferry, bus and/or light rail public transport interchange at the Boatshed site, with a major landmark gateway building being placed at the entry to The University.

To read more about this precinct, refer to the below extract from the Campus Plan 2010 document.