Master Plan Elements & Outcomes

Master Plan Elements

  • A strategic road map which delivers seven key projects during a 20-year period at an estimated cost of $60 million
  • Developed by education specialists, Wilson Architects, in conjunction with the College management team, educators and community
  • Informed by the College’s Strategic Plan (2021 – 2023) and Benedictine values, overlaid with Wilson Architects’ master planning framework of Place, Learning and Community (refer below)
  • Supports the College’s Learning Futures Framework, enabling students to extend their learning from Teacher-Led spaces to student-directed Peer-to-Peer spaces
  • Focuses on optimisation of the Lourdes Hill College site, maintaining connection with the river and natural environment
  • Combines opportunities for new buildings with the refurbishment or reconfiguration of existing buildings
  • Enables a staged approach to development and construction, minimising disruption for our students, our staff, our community and our neighbourhood

Master Plan Themes and Outcomes

Theme Key Master Plan Outcomes
Scholastic + Pedagogical Mapping
Consolidate faculties to create stronger precincts within the College and bolster and enable a contemporary learning, support and teaching model
Precincts would comprise Sport, Cultural, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Art Music + Drama, clearly defining the Learning Framework on site
Purpose-built and refurbished buildings will support the delivery of each of these precincts
Pastoral Care
Locate Pastoral Care Groups together, defining individual House identities whilst also allocating each House a dedicated external space to gather
Concept allows 6-8 General Learning Spaces per House, with the ability to grow in the future
A new pedestrian spine will improve wayfinding and access across the College campus
A new front entry will improve the street appeal
An extension to the Riverwalk will provide further connection to the river and celebrate the unique aspects of the campus
Covered connectivity
A new covered lane will provide weather protection and create new social spaces to contribute to College life, culture and values
A built form strategy of lifting new buildings above the ground will create a series of undercrofts
Lines of Security
New car parking and drop-off facilities will support safe access to the College campus for students, staff and visitors
A new fence and landscaping along Hawthorne Road and Virgina Avenue will improve and simplify security and enhance street appeal
Landscaped Edges + Green Space
Extensive landscaping will create green spaces for social use and mitigate glare, shade, and weather effects
Open space + Gathering
New open spaces will be created for socialising, learning, gathering, recreation and reflection and will celebrate heritage elements of the campus and the history of the College
Public + Parent Destinations
New and reconfigured access points will provide opportunities for separate public access to College facilities and spaces without impacting the function or security of the College
Parent and visitor accessible areas are located to the perimeter of the school for ease of access
Traffic + Service Vehicles
Vehicle and pedestrian access to the College will be streamlined and designed to alleviate the impact of College-related traffic on the local neighbourhood

Figure 3:  Concept Design - Aerial View of College Master Plan (Towards 2040) with individual development zones