Find out about this exciting new initiative to revitalise Footscray, build community and benefit residents and businesses.
Footscray University Town (FUT) is a joint initiative between Victoria University and Maribyrnong City Council to revitalise Footscray and deliver long lasting benefits to residents, businesses, workers and VU students and staff.
Through this initiative we will build on the existing strengths of Footscray and the University:
- our leading sports facilities
- our growing creative and recreational industries
- our vibrant cultural diversity
- our proud industrial heritage.
This will position Footscray as a university town. By working together we'll align University, business and community interests and activities. The FUT partners aim to open up new opportunities for employment, enterprise and investment throughout Melbourne’s west.
Footscray University Town: Fascinating facts and figures about Footscray.
Benefits of Footscray University Town for VU students, VU staff, residents, workers and traders in Foo...
Background of the Footscray Uni Town initiative: a partnership between Victoria University & Maribyrno...
Footscray – diverse, vibrant, so much to do!
Footscray is just six kilometres from the CBD of Melbourne. It is diverse, vibrant and rich with culture, art, food, sport and heritage, and rapidly becoming the place to be in Melbourne.
Currently, nearly 20,000 students study in Footscray and the new UniLodge @ VU student accommodation means you can live in the heart of the action.
No matter your interests, Footscray has something for you. Sports fans, art lovers, keen students, researchers and shoppers alike will find Footscray a welcoming place to be.
VU has three campuses in Footscray with strong links to the community:
VU's community links include:
- teaching and research activities at the Victoria University Whitten Oval, the home of the Western Bulldogs
- collaboration with the Footscray Community Arts Centre
- strong Western Hospital collaborations.
Footscray University Town aims to build on these links and we want you to be involved.