Charles Sturt University (CSU) is taking the next step in a strategic plan to dispose of South Campus in Wagga Wagga. A development application for the demolition of 12 redundant buildings on site will be lodged with Wagga Wagga City Council this week. CSU Executive Director of the Division of Facilities Management Mr Stephen Butt said the decision to demolish the 50 year old buildings was made after extensive investigation of the site. "The buildings had served their purpose and are now past the point of preservation and up keep, particularly as they are no longer used," Mr Butt said. "The buildings are in very poor condition and present safety and risk hazards. We are taking the necessary steps to remove these hazards." Student lodging at South Campus stopped last year and a $16 million student accommodation on the Boorooma Campus will open in late February. The University offers a range of housing options for students and assists in finding on and off campus accommodation. CSU plans to dispose of the majority of the South Campus site before the end of 2015, as it is now surplus to the needs of the University. The CSU Regional Archives, Riverina Conservatorium of Music and the CSU Kay Hull Veterinary Teaching Hospital located on the South Campus site will be retained.
See DFM's fact sheet for more information on CSU's strategic plan for South Campus.