Our vision is to create a vibrant urban centre that will become a lifestyle focus for southern Adelaide. From high-tech research facilities to cafés, shops and entertainment, we want Flinders Village to be a place to live, learn, innovate, work and enjoy. An expanded residential offering for students will be a key part of the Village, but we want the wider community to share its amenities. This will be a cultural and creative hub that is a beacon of progress, embodying sustainability and sympathetic to its surrounds.
Such a vision cannot be achieved in isolation. The extension of the Flinders rail line, a crucial transport connection, is the key that unlocks our potential. We thank the state and federal governments and welcome their far-reaching decision to invest $141 million in this important infrastructure. It is the catalyst that will enable us to attract $1.5 billion in investment which will bring our vision to life. The new transport link will connect Flinders University to an ever-widening community and will improve access to the CBD for students living on campus.
Flinders University was founded upon a bold, future-focused vision. This plan marks the next momentous step in our journey to become one of the most innovative, creative and vibrant university campuses anywhere in the world.