We are pleased to hear that Wurun Senior Campus has been announced as the name of the new senior secondary campus for Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School.Wurun Senior Campus is located on the traditional land of the Wurundjeri Woi wurrung people, on Queens Parade Fitzroy North, the historic Fitzroy Gasworks site.
The Department of Education and Training consulted with the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation along with representatives from Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School on the campus name.
Use of the name ‘Wurun’ for the campus has been approved by the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation.Wurun (pronunced wuh-RUN) is a Woi wurrung word of the Wurundjeri people meaning river white gum.
Designed by GHD Woodhead and Grimshaw, and built by Watpac Construction, the design incorporates an Indigenous narrative throughout the campus fabric.
Examples of these interpretative elements include native planting with Woi wurrung language naming at the courtyard entry; a 25-metre concourse mural depicting a linear narrative of the Wurundjeri Woi wurrung people’s history and culture and the wayfinding colour palette informed by the manna gum.
On track to open in 2022, we’re excited to see this new senior secondary campus approach completion.