15 August 2021

The first designs of the new state-of-the-art Edith Cowan University (ECU) City campus have been unveiled today, showcasing how this state-of-the-art $695 million campus will reshape the Perth CBD and redefine higher education in Western Australia!

??Construction supporting more than 3,000 jobs
? Delivering $1.5 billion of economic stimulus over 4 years
? 9,000 students and staff will visit the campus daily by 2025

The Morrison Government has committed $245 million to the project – the centrepiece of the $1.5 billion Perth City Deal.

Developed over two sites directly opposite Yagan Square and spanning Karak Walk, ECU City will include vast windows and galleries across nine storeys that expose cleverly stacked performance spaces, studios and state-of-the-art digital labs.

Opening to William Street Mall at Yagan Square, the university will offer new vibrancy through its dynamic digital media façade, and an immersive entrance that envelops Perth Busport, while activated streetscapes and lively common laneways will connect to Roe, Queen, and Wellington Streets.

The campus will integrate creative industries, business and technology courses with ECU’s internationally recognised Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Bespoke theatres have been designed to place Perth on the world stage.

The designs are truly impressive and will reshape inner Perth in a way that will bring global attention to our city.