One of Melbourne CBD’s major drawcards is food, beverage and retail options, attracting millions of visitors each year. So before the New Academic Street Project started, RMIT wanted to find out more about what students would like to see on campus.

Outdoor Retail

The question: “What food options would you like to see on campus?” was asked. The answer, according to surveys carried out by Colmar Brunton:

  • a greater variety of choices
  • value for money (quality/portion size and price)
  • lunch specials and deals,
  • more seating options for groups and individuals.

This research formed the basis of NAS’s new food and beverage retail offerings.

The new retail outlets and adjoining seating areas will provide staff, students and visitors with a diverse, urban range of food and beverage options to enjoy while on campus. With many outlets spread through the new precinct it will reduce the need for students to leave the campus for a bite to eat giving them more time to get to and from classes, study and relax.

The new NAS retail areas spread out across level 4 of the main campus and with wonderful seating options on Bowen Street and in the Garden Building. Among many choices, the new retail will include Asian-fusion, Italian and American-diner inspired fare for staff and students to sample.

Most of the new retailers will begin trading from early 2018, so keep a look out for some brand-new, delicious options at the heart of the City campus.

Find out more about our new retailers and when they’ll be expected to open in our interactive map.