A $1.4 billion makeover of Sydney’s oldest university is set to finally go ahead after the state government gave approval to a concept proposal which will cater for significant growth at its Camperdown and Darlington campuses.

Announcing approval for the plan on February 27, state Planning Minister Pru Goward said the Campus Improvement Program would generate almost $1.4 billion work of investment and would help cement Sydney as a city of choice for study on an international stage. “The University of Sydney is part of our…