Uni Newcastle is not mucking around with its plans to expand in the Hunter-side inner city. Last June it lodged plans for a development on its Honeysuckle site (CMM June 18).
Now there are details of a $25m building there, all transparent glass and landscaping “to draw people in to discover vibrant activity inside.” It will house an innovation hub and facilities for the creative industries faculty. There’s more to come at Honeysuckle, including talk of student accommodation. Honeysuckle is but a boulevardier’s stroll from the university’s flash NeW city teaching complex, making for a hip Hunter presence, perhaps with international appeal. It certainly will be convenient to the old city courthouse site, which Japan’s Nihon University intends to transform into a campus, where its students can study for a few months, ( CMM March 28 2017).