Campion College in western Sydney is about to undergo an $18.5 million building expansion with the first shovels laid into the earth yesterday.
The building project will see a new Academic Centre added to the liberal arts college, which will greatly boost the college’s student capacity and educational facilities.
The first stage of construction will focus on a new academic wing, including a two-story library, lecture theatres and classrooms, as well as a large dining hall which will double as an event space.
The building expansion will also include an underground carpark, four new residential halls and a circular drive around the campus in Toongabbie.
Campion president Paul Morrissey said he was thrilled the long-anticipated building project was now underway.
“Campion has a earned a great reputation since opening in 2006, and we’re all very excited to see it flourish and grow so that even more students can live and study here,” Dr Morrissey said.
The Australian and New South Wales governments have both committed $5 million to the project, which will cater to the growing number of students keen to study at Campion. The college will soon launch a capital campaign to raise the remaining funds for the development.
Dr Morrissey said he was proud to know the project would not only contribute to the liberal arts in Australia, but also help support the economy in these difficult and uncertain times.
The Academic Centre is set to be completed in 2022.
Work begins on $18m liberal arts college expansion (Campion College)