We’re heading to March 2010 for some Master Plan visuals and professional explanations, folks.
### Otago Bulletin Issue 19, 2 October 2009 (page 2)
News: Master plan begins to take shape
The University’s 20 year Campus Master Plan is beginning to take shape, with first drafts of some sections being presented to the Steering Committee last month. The Plan, which was initiated in March, is likely to take a whole year to prepare and will guide the development of the University campus over the next two decades.
International Master Planners, DEGW, have visited each of Otago’s campuses, and have met with interested parties ranging from University staff, students and executives to the City and Regional Councils to get the plan to this point. They spent the first part of last month in Dunedin intensively workshopping design options for the campus.
Manager of Strategy and Planning for Property Services Sue Larkins says making the Water of Leith a corridor through the Dunedin campus remains a strong element of the Plan, as does developing strategies for accommodating long-term academic and residential growth.
It is hoped a final draft of the Master Plan will be presented to the University Council in March next year.
● Otago Bulletin is the fortnightly newsletter for University staff and postgraduate students.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
2 responses to “University of Otago Campus Master Plan”
“making the Water of Leith a corridor through the Dunedin campus remains a strong element of the Plan”
As opposed to…?
Creating lagoons or piping it underground maybe?
But seriously, it would’ve helped if Sue had taken care to articulate the type of amenity values various of the Property Services staff, other university people and the master planners are seeking to increase along the waterway in the next 20 years. One amenity being a continous streamside walking path which involves crossing the Leith by bridge here and there; another being the mooted terracing on the opposite bank to the Registry buildings to bring people closer to the water, at the same time building in the capacity to take flood spill (away from the Registry buildings).
Hope University Council doesn’t sit on the Plan for too long, or ‘water it down’ to nothingness because it doesn’t know or won’t recognise the value of strategic planning in the ‘depth’ being explored by the overseas master planners.