Chief Minister to launch new ANU Pop-Up Reunion Village

Friday, July 7, 2017 — Media are invited to attend as ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Australian National University (ANU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt launch the new ANU Pop-Up Reunion Village on Tuesday 11 July.

The Canberra city Pop-Up Village is an exciting new temporary precinct for food, drinks, shops and events, situated on the edge of campus along University Avenue.

The Pop-Up Village will act as a social hub for ANU during construction of the University’s $220 million Union Court revitalisation project.

Professor Schmidt said the project will integrate ANU with Canberra’s city centre, and the public encouraged to enjoy all the new facilities the Pop-Up Village has to offer.

Along with a packed schedule of events, the temporary Pop-Up Village will be home to around 30 businesses including BrodDogs, Mr Papa and Molo Live Bar – the latest offering from The Burley Group of Walt and Burley fame.

Opening celebrations will include live music and free food and drink samples from Pop-Up vendors.

The first of the new traders are opening this week ahead of the Pop-Up Village being fully up and running by beginning of semester two.

A new website for the village went live today and can be seen here:


WHO: ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt

WHAT: Launch of the ANU Pop-Up Village

WHERE: University Avenue (behind the Street Theatre), ANU campus. Parking available in the Baldessin precinct off Ellery Crescent.

WHEN: Event starts 5pm with speakers from 5:30pm.

For media assistance, contact the ANU Media hotline on 02 6125 7979.