The weather threatened to rain on our parade but, just in time, the skies cleared and the sun shone for the opening of UTS’s latest new building – a bold new state-of-the-art sport and education hub at Moore Park.
The Rugby Australia Building (known as the Australian Rugby Development Centre during construction) is the result of a partnership with Rugby Australia – which is also now headquartered in the facility, along with Australia’s national rugby teams – and the Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust. The construction program spanned about 18 months and was completed in October 2017.
Sport science students and staff, rugby players and officials and the media were out in force on 27 October to witness the building’s opening, where special guests included the Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Craig Laundy and NSW Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres.
Signalling the start of a new era for UTS’s sport and exercise science and physiotherapy programs, the building is located a stone’s throw from the iconic SCG and Allianz Stadium, along the Moore Park Drive perimeter of Sydney’s premier sporting precinct. It houses a range of new teaching, learning and research spaces on levels 2–5, which are currently being equipped and commissioned. For more on the building and its opening, check out the story on the UTS website.
Staff and staff relocations
Sport and exercise science and management staff, who have been accommodated in temporary facilities at the precinct since 2016, moved into their new spaces on 24 November 2017, along with the Graduate School of Health’s physiotherapy staff. A small number of classes will take place in the building over summer, with most classes beginning to use the new facilities from the start of the Autumn session 2017.
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