Victoria University has two campuses in Footscray and collaborations with the Footscray Community Arts Centre, and teaching and research activities at Victoria University Whitten Oval (home of the AFL’s Western Bulldogs and the VFL’s Footscray Bulldogs), and the Western Hospital.
Almost 20,000 university students already study in Footscray, and an increasing number will be living in Footscray under the plan. A range of other partners will also be part of this project. It is more than an urban renewal project, and more than a tertiary education project. It will be the linking theme that generates confidence, investment, business growth and employment, to ensure that the West of Melbourne plays its part in Victoria’s ongoing prosperity.