Charles Sturt University opens first dedicated AgriPark building.

Charles Sturt’s dedicated AgriPark building in Wagga Wagga is refurbished and operational.

Charles Sturt University has refurbished its first dedicated AgriPark building into a shared office space.

The Agrisciences Research and Business Park (AgriPark) at Charles Sturt in Wagga Wagga is a unique development that encourages research, collaboration, innovation and sustainability.

The recently-renovated building is the next step in the AgriPark fulfilling the vision to facilitate co-location, integration and collaboration between the AgriPark’s industry, government and research partners.

Executive Director of Charles Sturt’s Division of Facilities Management Mr Steve Butt said the AgriPark is a commitment to the agribusiness communities in which the University serves.

“Charles Sturt University has a proud history of producing agriculture graduates and contributing to the agribusiness economy,” he said.

“This modern, well furnished facility furthers that commitment and encourages collaborations between the University and relevant businesses and community groups.”

AgriPark partners Regional Development Australia (Riverina), Grains Research & Development Corporation, Bridge Hub, Anomaly Software and the AgriTech Incubator are co-located in the new building.

Chief Strategy Officer for the AgriPark Doctor Matt Cahill said the new space is part of a long-term vision for the University.

“This newly-refurbished space is another step towards the realisation of the longer term vision to create the AgriPark innovation precinct on the Charles Sturt Wagga Wagga campus,” he said.

“This particular building accommodates some of our key tenants in modern facilities and provides the opportunity for increased collaboration.”

Director of External Engagement for Wagga Wagga Ms Samantha Beresford said the University is always looking at ways of engaging local businesses.

“The AgriPark not only provides great collaborative opportunities for regional agriculture businesses but it demonstrates the University’s ability to work with external companies to provides services, research and opportunities for the wider community,” she said.

More information about the AgriPark can be found on the facility’s website or by emailing agripark@csu.edu.au.

Cover: The first AgriPark dedicated building.

Inset: Division of Facilities Management Executive Director, Mr Steve Butt, opens the building to partners and guests.