Our Milestones

1999: University Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerard Sutton contacts the Wollongong Sportsground Trust to explore the possibility of Brandon Park (now Innovation Campus) being transferred to the University for Regional Development Purposes.

2000: Then Acting Premier Dr Andrew Refshauge announces in Wollongong that the NSW Government will enter into formal discussions with the university and other stakeholders to progress the concept of a technology precinct.

2001:
Development strategy completed and submitted to Premier’s Department.

2002: Cabinet endorsement and $16 million seed funding announcement by Premier.

2003: Project mobilisation including legal document administration and project structure. Project planning and management including the development control documents, master plan and implementation plan.

2003: Innovation Campus Masterplan is approved by Wollongong City Council

2006: Commencement of site infrastructure works for Stage One and construction commences on The Central building

2007: Construction commences on Australian Institute for Innovative Materials

2007: Construction commences on Institute for Transnational and Maritime Security

2008: Completion of The Central Building and Australian Institute for Innovative Materials

2009: Completion of Institute for Transnational and Maritime Security

2009: Construction commences on UOW/TAFE Digital Media Centre and Sydney Business School building

2009: Federal Government announces $43.8 million in funding from Federal Budget for stage 2 of Australian Institute for Innovative Materials building

2010: Construction of Australian Institute for Innovative Materials, Processing and Devices facility commences

2011: Construction of Australian Institute for Innovative Materials, Processing and Devices facility is completed

2012: Construction of the first dedicated Enterprise 1 building is completed

2013: Construction of Sustainable Buildings Research Centre is completed

2016: Construction of iAccelerate Centre is completed

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