Friday, 30 September 2011
Minister for Defence, the Hon. Stephen Smith MP joined ECU Chancellor, the Hon. Dr Hendy Cowan and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox this week to officially open ECU’s new student accommodation.
The 523 room ECU Village, located at the Mount Lawley Campus, brings together the old and new housing complexes to provide students with modern yet affordable student accommodation.
Accommodation features include solar passive properties to moderate temperature, a swimming pool and tailored landscaping across the grounds. All rooms are brand new and are equipped with modern facilities throughout.
A plaque was officially unveiled to open the village by Dr Cowan and the Minister Smith, followed by a tour with Village Manager, Andrew Hansen and student representatives.
Minister Smith praised the new student accommodation, stating that it would add significant attraction to both ECU and the surrounding Mount Lawley area.
CEO of Campus Living Villages, Mr Michael Heffernan was also in attendance, and thanked ECU and the government for supporting the project.
“This new accommodation is a prime example of how the public and private sector can work together to assist and support students as they live, learn and grow,” said Mr Heffernan.
The village is the result of a $37.5 million Private Public Partnership between the University and Campus Living Villages. The Australian Government also committed over $4 million from the Better Universities Renewal Funding to prepare the site for development.
For more information on the new accommodation, visit the ECU Village website.