The next five years will be ones of radical change for Ultimo. Not only will there be the completion of buildings at UTS, including the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building and the Broadway Building, but the Central Park development and the Powerhouse Museum's refurbishment will also revitalise the area.
But what do you think Ultimo will be like in five years time? We get your thoughts on what the future holds for Ultimo.
Student, Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Public Communication) / Bachelor of International Studies
“All of the development in Ultimo is depressing, because I know that I will be at UTS throughout all of the construction, but I know I won’t visit the area much once I have completed my course. I think it will become a technological centre of Sydney. Ultimo is quite an unknown area, and if you didn’t visit the area you wouldn’t know it exists, so hopefully it will become more of a popular extension of the CBD, like Surry Hills.”
Student, Bachelor of Nursing
“The first two years of my course were spent at the city campus. However, this year I have been located at Kuring-gai. Today is the first time I've been back in the city, and it's very different. I've also seen some of the designs of the new buildings, and the architecture is very out there. Hopefully it will put Ultimo on the map. But I don’t think it will bring more people to Ultimo. There are always things happening and there is a constant flurry of people in the area, and I don’t think that will change.”
Student, Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Information Technology
“I started studying at UTS in 2008 and noticed how disconnected the UTS campus is. But now UTS is trying to create a more connected campus, like they are encouraging you to cross a lawn instead of crossing a road. I think these new buildings and developments will help connect UTS as a campus, but also UTS to the general community, and will encourage more people to come to UTS.”
Staff, Research Data Coordinator
“The overall appearance of Ultimo will present something new, and bring more attention to the area. This will bring more students which is definitely a good thing. Ultimo will look great, but it will look very different. The area will not be proportionate, for example the Frasers Central Park development will feature high-rise buildings which will take attention away from the smaller, two-storey, and three-storey buildings around the area.”