SCU flying ahead

Written on the 20 November 2009

GOLD Coast Airport boss Dennis Chant says the continued development of the Southern Cross University campus on Gold Coast Airport land will provide significant economic and positive social impacts for both the Gold Coast and Tweed regions.

Chant’s comments follow the approval of the major development plan for Building B of the SCU campus.

“The establishment of a permanent, large-scale University campus in the Southern Gold Coast (and) Tweed area is significant. The project will provide local employment and educational opportunities not currently available in the region,” says Chant.

The long-term education investment is invaluable.

“The Gold Coast region has a smaller proportion of the population with bachelor or post graduate qualifications compared to the rest of the county and the university will assist in addressing this issue through the provision of world-class tertiary educational facilities in the southern Queensland area.”

Chant has also welcomed the central location chosen by SCU within the airport precinct, citing access from the Tugun Bypass and Gold Coast Highway and links to council’s pedestrian and cycleway network and existing public transport available within the airport.

“We received positive feedback from the different levels of government and the community when this plan was publicly presented,” says Chant.

Construction of Building A is ahead of schedule and is due to open in early 2010.


Latest News

CROMWELL TRADES STEADILY IN FIRST HALF

CROMWELL Property Group has maintained a steady operating profit at $0.045 per security in the first half of FY17,...

WHY NEXTDC'S STOCK IS SOARING

AFTER posting its interim result, NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) gained more than 12 per cent on the stock market before noon.
...

PWR PROFIT CRASHES AS DOLLAR RISES AND COSTS MOUNT

A RISING Aussie dollar has offset PWR Holdings Limited's (ASX:PWH) overseas growth in the last half, forcing a...

SUPER RETAIL GROUP RESULTS SHINE ACROSS THE BOARD

A WELL-planned and executed half has paid off for Super Retail Group (ASX:SUL) as it posts a net profit result up ...

Related News

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK

THE National Broadband Network (NBN) is more than an internet connection, it is an opportunity to transform your b...

WHY EMPLOYEE-OWNED COMPANIES ARE BEATING ASX200 SHARE PRICES

EMPLOYEE-owned companies command a higher share price than their publicly listed peers, reaping a 17 per cent prem...

RISE OF THE MACHINES HAS WORKERS SWEATING

UP TO 3.8 million Australian workers are fearful their job may soon be terminated by a robot, a new survey has shown....

LESS TALK, MORE SMALL BUSINESS ACTION IN 2017

THE future growth and prosperity of Australian SMEs could be undermined if governments lose sight of the sector...

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details
Subscriptions

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter