ANSTO INNOVATION PRECINCT MASTER PLAN

Lucas Heights, NSW

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Lucas Heights Campus in Southern Sydney is home to the OPAL multi-purpose reactor, a key part of Australia’s national science infrastructure.

GroupGSA is engaged to develop a Master Plan for transforming the campus into an Innovation Precinct. The concept is based on a new Innovation model where a critical mass of activities are intertwined within a contemplative natural setting to create a unique focus for Innovation, Collaboration and Employment.

Three new components are introduced – the Graduate Institute, the Innovation Hub and Technology Park. These leverage the unique advantage of being anchored by ANSTO’s suite of landmark national infrastructure, expertise and enterprise.

Tying these components together, existing and new, are a network of shared hub spaces, including, first and foremost, a reinvigorated Village Hub. The emphasis is on establishing a diverse cluster of domestic and international ‘players’ in related fields and industries who are attracted by co-location and knowledge exchange in concert with high quality, sustainable infrastructure.

The Precinct will deliver an unprecedented environment for innovation in Australia, supporting economic growth and improving the international competitiveness of Australian enterprises

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