The 2012 Campus Master Plan anticipates a number of social, cultural and environmental programs could be developed in support of its goals, and those broader objectives stated in the University’s 2012 Strategic Plan. In some cases these programs will require dedicated spaces around campus, or new physical structures in order to become an established part of the University community’s campus activities. In other cases, programs would require little more than organisation, the participation of the student body and the encouragement of the University, whether through financial or other forms of institutional support.
The revival of the Student Guild received widespread support from a range of stakeholders during the consultation process, and will be a significant force in promoting some of the programs which aspire to help foster a vibrant student social life for the campus and the University.
The involvement of groups from the broader community can provide a further impetus to enacting programs. These may include representatives of the area’s indigenous community, University of the Third Age (U3A) participants, sporting associations and schools.
Some of the programs in support of the 2012 Campus Master Plan goals which were discussed during the planning consultations included programs of live music and film screenings on campus; festivals (e.g.: Orientation Week, ‘Foundation’ Day, World Environment Day); regular (e.g.: monthly) on campus flea markets; local indigenous community programs (e.g.: walking trails incorporating indigenous knowledge, language and art) and sustainability programs (e.g.: broadening the University’s community garden, and establishing land care groups).