JCU Townsville’s new student accommodation progressing well

30 July 2021

Construction on JCU Townsville’s new student accommodation is progressing well, with completion expected by December 2021!

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Brand-new student accommodation for JCU Townsville (Photo: JCU)

The building will be home to 403 students and managed by UniLodge, featuring a self-catered master chef kitchen, dining space, sky lounge, games area, cinema and much more. The seven-storey building will be located on Mount Stuart Street, adjacent to the Technology Innovation Complex.

JCU students starting programs at James Cook University Townsville campus will have a new accommodation option for 2022.

The university has just commenced the construction of a $54-million complex that is set to open for students in semester 1-2022. This 10,000 m2 building will house more than 400 students, featuring study bedrooms in group share accommodation, high-quality communal facilities, and a centralized, self-catered kitchen and dining area.

“The new student accommodation complex is a crucial element of the renewal of the Townsville campus and is the first construction project in TropiQ, Townsville’s Tropical Intelligence & Health Precinct,” said Deputy Vice Chancellor for Services and Resources, Tricia Brand.

Forty-six million of this project has come from the Federal Government’s Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, while James Cook University contributed the remaining $8 million. It’s a major project in the tropical town of Townsville and will be a welcome home to students looking for contemporary and affordable on-campus living arrangements.


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