Green light for SCU facilities
SOUTHERN Cross University will expand its Tweed Gold Coast campus with a six-storey, 500-seat lecture theatre, tutorial rooms and 550-space car park.
In 2011 the university received $32 million of Federal Government funding for the campus.
The draft plan for Building C was approved by Infrastructure Minister Warren Truss in July this year, following community consultation.
The plan has since been finalised in consultation with the infrastructure department and is set for completion by January 2017.
It will have a 9000-student capacity, almost triple the current campus.
SCU vice chancellor Professor Peter Lee said the development would provide enhanced student facilities.
“Both domestic and international,” Mr Lee said.
Building C was initially considered for Leda’s Cobaki 5000-plus dwelling residential development on the state border near Piggabeen.
But after more than a year of planning, the Cobaki campus was sunk by SCU.
Copies of the final MDP can be viewed in the Tweed Shire libraries.