The Victorian Government wants to build the mother of all metros, an underground rail line right around Melbourne. Jane den Hollander was the first VC to welcome the plan which includes a stop at Burwood, where her Deakin U has a campus. John Dewar from La Trobe U was right behind her.
Standby for demands that the Burwood stop be called Deakin and the one at Bundoora, La Trobe, to match the proposed station at Monash U, which will be called – Monash.
Unless of course the entire plan goes off the rails after the election in November.
These are not the only recent rails runs (sorry) for unis. Macquarie U is getting an upgraded rail-line which will ultimately connect it to Sydney’s booming northwest and the city’s southwest. UNSW is getting a light-rail into town. Flinders U will shortly have a rail connection and Monash is already on a promise of a tram. It all must irritate UniSydney management which lobbied unsuccessfully for a station on the new cross-harbour line.