Residential developments

It’s an exciting time of transformation on the Clayton campus, with a number of major developments completed or underway for 2017. These developments form part of our Monash Masterplan to create a vibrant, inclusive and engaging campus experience for all our students, staff and visitors.

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Completed projects

A number of recent development enhancing the amenities and appearance of the Clayton campus can be enjoyed by residents.  These include:

Logan Hall Retail Precinct

Students from Campbell, Holman and Logan Halls will be close to the hustle and bustle of a new retail area located on the ground floor of Logan Hall. This centrally-located retail precinct will features the Monash Merchant and Schnitz.  Joes Pizzeria will complete its move from the Campus Centre to new premises beneath Logan Hall in early 2017.

The retail precinct at Logan Hall offers a vibrant destination for all Monash students, staff and visitors to eat, drink, shop and relax.

School of Biological Sciences Teaching Facility

Set in natural bushland, the School of Biological Sciences now has a unique learning centre for undergraduate study.  Completed in early 2017, the building enhances the student experience by integrating practical laboratories with field research to create an innovative and rich learning environment.

Hargrave-Andrew retail precinct

The entrance to the Hargrave-Andrew Library is currently being rejuvenated, with a vibrant new landscaped forecourt, improved pedestrian access and walkways, and updated bathroom facilities in progress. Two new eateries are being installed within a new retail precinct on the ground floor of the Library. This will create indoor and outdoor meeting spaces for students, staff and visitors to eat, study informally and relax. Retail spaces are expected to open in semester one 2017, with additional landscaping works along College Walk continuing into mid-2017.


Construction in progress

Sir Louis Matheson Library Refurbishment

The Sir Louis Matheson Library is currently undergoing a major transformation. This refurbishment will enable us to keep pace with the diverse and changing needs of our campus community, and to welcome a new generation of learning and teaching styles.

The library will be easier to navigate, more technologically enabled, and will boast a modern design and consistent and user-friendly layout. New features will include improved natural lighting with transparent facades, pop-out discussion pods, an outdoor courtyard for informal study and a new café.  Completion is scheduled for early 2017.

Forum landscaping

Landscaping works began in late 2016 on the lawn area between the Sir Louis Matheson Library, Menzies Building and Chancellors Walk. Plans include a new courtyard and decked area for informal study and relaxation, larger walkways, integrated boardwalks and better lighting. A new water feature will act as a natural stormwater treatment and harvesting system, filtering water into major underground storage tanks for sustainable landscape irrigation.

Fresh lawn areas and new native plantings will help reinvigorate the landscape, complement the redesigned Sir Louis Matheson Library entrance and establish the Forum area as a welcoming outdoor community space. This central campus space will be rejuvenated in early 2017, with additional landscaping works continuing into mid-year.

Monash Transport Interchange

Together with the Learning and Teaching Building, the Monash Transport Interchange will create a vibrant new front door to Clayton campus from Wellington Road. The reconfigured thoroughfare will deliver a world-class sustainable public transport hub, integrating bus, cyclist and pedestrian services. Construction will be completed by February 2017.

Chancellery redevelopment

Work has begun to upgrade the physical workspaces of the centrally located Chancellery buildings. The revitalisation of these original 1960s buildings will alter the floor plan to support a more integrated and aligned way of working. Flexible pods, collaborative office and meeting spaces will improve the quality of interactions between staff and key partners and with students.

The completed Chancellery buildings will integrate with the rejuvenated Forum landscape and Sir Louis Matheson library forecourt, and complement the dynamic central campus precinct around the Northern Plaza.

Alexander Theatre

Funded with the support of the Victorian Government, the Ian Potter Foundation and Monash Foundation, a revitalised 586-seat Alexander Theatre will be the cornerstone of a new cultural precinct for the University. Once the theatre is refurbished, work will begin on a new Sound Gallery and 200-seat Jazz Club.

Collectively the renewed Alexander Theatre and two new venues will be named The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts, in recognition of the generous donation from The Ian Potter Foundation. The Alexander Theatre will reopen its doors in 2018, with the Jazz Club and Sound Gallery to follow in 2019.

Learning and Teaching Building

The Clayton campus's new Learning and Teaching Building will create a dynamic learning environment for all students and staff engaged in innovative teaching and learning practices. More than 60 formal and informal learning and teaching spaces will provide a student-centred learning experience for Monash University and Monash College Diploma students alike. Comprising four levels and creating a striking new entrance for the campus from Wellington Road, the new building will also be home to Faculty of Education and the Office of the Vice-Provost (Learning and Teaching). Construction has commenced, with the Learning and Teaching Building scheduled to open mid-2018.

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