Central Courtyard

Central Courtyard

Central Courtyard

When complete, the new Central Courtyard and surrounds will once again provide an important campus focal point and allow for the next 50 years of Macquarie University's growth. The 68,000 sqm precinct will incorporate Central Courtyard and four surrounding buildings.

Populated by a selection of mixed native evergreen and deciduous tree species, with some non-native species lining the surrounding pedestrian thoroughfares, the tree space plays an important role and in addition to the updated tree scape, the building will house state-of-the-art facilities for staff and students to enjoy well into the future. Designed by award-winning design studio Architectus, the new buildings will serve a variety of functions and delivering new social and educational infrastructure.

Existing buildings are being redeveloped to be lighter and brighter than their predecessors, creating a new vibrancy and dynamism for all to enjoy. There will also be new on-campus accommodation for students; graduation hall, retail space with a food court, plus leading-edge tutorial rooms and associated breakout informal learning spaces.

This development will serve a variety of functions include a refreshed social and educational infrastructure at the very heart of the campus. The first stages of the Central Courtyard construction project are scheduled to commence late 2018.


Take this two-minute survey about your food and drink preferences on campus and enter the draw to win one of 50 food vouchers valued at $10, to use at the following Macquarie University food outlets:

  • Any Campus Common (12 Macquarie Walk) food or beverage outlet
  • Library Cafe
  • Globe Cafe
  • Piccolo Lane
  • Wally’s Walk Coffee Cart
  • Crunch Café

The Survey closes Monday 12 November and is available to all University staff and students. To enter the draw please provide, in the survey, your Macquarie University staff or student email address. Winners will be notified via email on or by 30 November and prize vouchers are valid for six months. We look forward to hearing from as many of you as possible. Terms and Conditions apply.

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