Edith Cowan U building within its means

ECU is in the market for architects and engineers to builds its Perth city “vertical campus”

The project, which ECU prices at $695m, is funded by the Commonwealth, with land from the state government and $300m from the university. (CMM September 21).

Apart from people worried about what ECU will do with the Mount Lawley campus this is all good news for the university, which is not sacking staff while going big on capex. (In fact, ECU seems to be coping COVID-19-wise without making cuts to programmes and continuing staff head counts).

Unlike Griffith U, which is in the market for architects for its proposed $100m professional education building at the Nathan campus, while it is restructuring 299 positions off strength (CMM November 3 and 10).