The University of Canberra has a vision to create comfortable, attractive, safe and technology-enabled spaces and residences to foster an enriched environment for living and learning. We will continue to invest in new and refurbished infrastructure that fosters high-quality, collaborative and enriched educational and research experiences.
We are also working hard to transform the physical and functional environment of UC's Canberra campus into a unique realm that serves as a connected hub for our worldwide activities supported through our Campus Development program and our vision for The Educated Life.
Find out more about our current projects below.
Five new 3x3 Basketball Courts will be rolled out on campus, including construction works for a new concrete pad and associated civil works between Buildings 4 and 29 for two of these courts.
In 2020, a new student study space in Building 10 will provide students in this building with a place to study and relax around their classes and workshops. The project includes a refurbished space opening into the main foyer with meeting tables, study booths, study pods and a variety of flexible furniture. A new tea point will be added alongside access to power and USB charging points.
The project is currently in detailed design stage with works due to commence in 2020.
Located on the northern edge of the UC campus, opposite the University of Canberra Hospital: Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research, Moran Health Care Group, in partnership with the University will develop a 150-bed Aged Care Facility. The development, part of the University's Campus Development Program, the development will provide a mix of specially designed low and high care offerings, in a beautiful connected setting. In addition, the facility will include an integrated Seniors Day Respite Centre, Early Learning Centre for up to 150 places and NDIS apartments.
The University is excited to have Moran partner with the University in this development that will bring benefits to both organisations. The development will support students studying and learning and the University with employment, work-integrated learning and clinical and education placement opportunities. It will also provide research opportunities for staff and students and engage closely on professional development and best practice.
Construction is scheduled to commence 2020 and open in 2022.
UC is leading a project, in collaboration with the Australian National University (ANU), to deliver Clinical Training Facilities (CTF) and Student Accommodation (SA) at Bega, Moruya and Cooma. The project is funded by the Australian Government via the Health and Hospital Fund Program Regional Priority Initiative and aims to support integrated and collaborative professional training opportunities for a range of health students in regional communities. All three Clinical Training Facilities will be located on Hospital land; at Bega's South East Regional Hospital, Moruya District Hospital and Cooma Hospital and Health Service.
These Projects aim to:
- Engage closely with the region and provide facilities that support clinical training capacity for nursing & midwifery, allied health and medical students, including into non-traditional source primary care, community, private and other settings;
- Provide a space allowing for the development of collaborative and interdisciplinary projects and contribution to research in the regions;
- Facilitate collaborative working between UC, ANU and the local Hospitals in developing a multidisciplinary workforce to support the regions;
- Engage closely with the local health workforce to provide opportunities for professional development and training;
- Enhance engagement with the region in meeting the needs of the local communities; and
- Boost regional and indigenous student participation in tertiary education health training. Construction works for all centres except for Moruya CTF have commenced and are due for completion in the third quarter of 2020. Construction for Moruya CTF is currently open for tender.
Bega Clinical Training Facility - Artists Perspective
Bega Clinical Training Facility - Construction commenced
Bega Student Accommodation - Artists Perspective
Bega Student Accommodation - Construction commenced
Moruya Clinical Training Facility - Photos to come
Moruya Student Accommodation
Cooma Clinical Training Facility - Artists Perspective
Cooma Clinical Training Facility - construction commenced
Cooma Student Accommodation
Participation in sport is a core value of the University of Canberra and our Partners. A funding grant led by the ACT and Southern NSW Rugby Club (Brumbies) supported by UCX and the University of Canberra was successful in receiving $196,000 from the Commonwealth Government to fund new change facilities on campus with a focus on female elite and community sporting groups.
With additional funding provided by the University to expand the facility, the new facility will provide two large change rooms with integrated amenities, public amenities and match officials office.
The project is currently finalising detail design and is expected to be operational by the end of 2020.