Project Information


The Bendigo Campus Transformation Program responded to the strategic objectives for the Campus to:

  • Welcome the community in
  • Transform the Flora Hill Campus
  • Reach out and embrace Bendigo
  • Connect to the world.

The $60 million transformation is now completed, allowing students and staff to enjoy modern, high-tech facilities in which to learn and teach. Four main projects made up the Bendigo Campus Transformation Program.

Expanded Library/Student Union Building


The expanded Library / Student Union building has more than doubled the previous space for learning, collaboration and research, adding a new, contemporary approach to our community’s experience.

  • The building extension features a curved glass façade.
  • New open, adaptable and contemporary designed spaces for individual and group study.
  • Digital learning technologies including virtual and augmented reality.
  • A welcoming, flexible and integrated student centred support zone.
  • A flexible ground level events space to cater for events.
  • A permanent, purpose-built home for the treasured Sandhurst Collection.
StatusCompleted in August 2020 and officially opened in May 2021.

Engineering and Technology Building

DescriptionThe new Engineering and Technology Building enables La Trobe University Bendigo Campus to offer engineering, technology, maths and science courses in a state-of-the-art facility.
  • Contemporary four-storey glass and steel structure inspired by the nature of the courses to be taught within.
  • Latest technology and state-of-the-art engineering facilities.
  • New contemporary engineering teaching spaces & academic workspace accommodation.
  • Specialised engineering research spaces to attract and collaborate with industry.
  • The third floor of the building is home to the State Government funded Bendigo Tech School.
StatusCompleted, opened in March 2019.

Entry Plaza

DescriptionThe introduction of the Entry Plaza provides a new front door to the Campus with improved access, greatly enhancing the student and visitor experience.
  • Entry Plaza that connects into the expanded Library/Student Union Building.
  • Informal outdoor study and community space.
StatusCompleted, opened in July 2019.

Sports Change Rooms and Field Lighting

DescriptionThe new Sports Field Lighting & Change Rooms includes end-of-journey bike change facilities, available for University sports groups and after-hours by the Bendigo community
  • Under cover Bike Store with lockers and shower facilities.
  • Two change rooms for sports team training.
  • Change rooms able to be opened up to create a larger space.
  • Multi-purpose room for sports training and learning activities
  • Lighting towers that allows after hours use of the sports field.
StatusCompleted, opened in November 2017.

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