U Tas staff say they want to stay at Sandy Bay

The University of Tasmania wants to make Hobart CBD home

UTas has been expanding in town for years but now it has decided to build a $600m city campus instead of rebuilding on part of the existing Sandy Bay site. “The university will act as the steward for the existing Sandy Bay campus land into the future, knowing that it has an important part to play in the life and future of our city,” U Tas states.

This has not gone down well with some Sandy Bay staff. According to a National Tertiary Education Union survey 80 per cent like the existing arrangements.

Reasons why they do not want to move into town include;  “a series of office blocks does not make a campus,”  staff and students in silos, the loss of the existing campus identity and – who would have thought – parking and traffic.


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