The City Campus Master Plan was developed by architects Bligh Voller Nield (opens an external site) and their consultant team. They were managed by a UTS team who ensured that the architects undertook extensive consultation with senior UTS representatives (including representatives from each faculty and the library). The Master Plan was adopted by UTS Council in 2008.
A master plan is a strategic document showing the fundamental principles and processes that guide a future project. The City Campus Master Plan encapsulated UTS's long-term strategic objectives and showed how these could be reached through the intelligent revitalisation of our campus, its buildings and open spaces.
The City Campus Master Plan did not provide design outcomes for projects. Instead, it formulated broad guidelines and principles that informed the designs (for example, building height, floor space, sustainability goals, etc). All major projects in the Master Plan have been subject to separate approvals both by UTS Council and relevant local/state government authorities, such as the Department of Planning (external site) and the City of Sydney (external site).