The new Edith Cowan University (ECU) campus will have a distinctive architecture that integrates it into the Perth CBD. The project is expected to support more than 3000 construction jobs and create over 380 ongoing positions.
Developed over two sites directly opposite Yagan Square and spanning Karak Walk, ECU City will include windows and galleries across 11 super-levels that expose stacked performance spaces with access to digital labs. Opening to William Street Mall at Yagan Square for an immersive entrance into Perth Busport, the university has designed dynamic façades activating common laneways connecting it all together while also utilizing Roe, Queen & Wellington – some of Australia’s most iconic streets.
The WAAPA is getting a new home on campus! The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts will be integrated into the university’s creative industries, business, and technology courses. This partnership promises to provide students with an opportunity for career development in various fields.
Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan announced a new plan to build an underground train system for Perth, which he said would be part of the investment into infrastructure and transport for future generations.
What do you get when the Federal Government and the Government of Western Australia team up to revitalize a part of your city for more than 9000 students? A lot! The $1.5 billion Perth City Deal will provide ECU City campus home by 2025, which has been jointly funded with both governments contributing $695 million each as well as an additional commitment from our friends at ECU who are putting in another 300 million towards this project.
Federal Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities, and the Arts Minister Paul Fletcher said the economic impact of this development will be significant, providing an estimated $1.5 billion boost to the WA economy over four years.