Living laboratory

Living laboratory

Our concept of a Living Laboratory presents the built and natural environments of Campus as a resource for learning and research.

Campus Master Plan

In 2014 the strategic direction of the University was encapsulated in the document Our University: A Framing of Futures [link]. Underpinning this future direction are seven Strategic Priorities which helped to shape the new campus Master Plan [link], which was released in 2014.

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Arboretum

The Macquarie Arboretum includes all the trees, shrubs and teaching gardens on campus. The campus was built in the 1960s and extensively landscaped with native and exotic trees through the 1970s. The Arboretum was launched in 2010 to consolidate and enhance this biodiversity resource.

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Bushcare

Across the campus since 2008, bushcare volunteers and professional regenerators have begun a process of restoring native vegetation at a number of suitable green space sites on campus.

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Bushland Restoration:

An introduction to the campus’s largest single patch of inherited native forest, and efforts over the last five years to regenerate and reduce weed impacts

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Teaching gardens:

Macquarie hosts a number of gardens on campus that are ideal for our academics to take their classroom outside, and bring theory to life.

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Lawn reclamation

Read an overview of our award-winning project to reclaim a mown landscape as a bushland recovery trial site for a variety of ecological restoration techniques

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