Geelong Waurn Ponds Student Accommodation Expansion

The accommodation expansion at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus will add 320 beds and a contemporary, affordable, high-quality living experience for students. The new accommodation precinct will feature 32 two-level townhouses, linked together with recreation spaces that create a sense of village, community and connectedness.

Project summary

Status

Construction

Completion date

April 2021

Project manager

Jason Ah Sam
Infrastructure and Property Group
+61 3 5247 9435 
jasonahsam@deakin.edu.au

Project details

The new precinct will be set amongst open space, mature trees and light-touched landscapes, and will feature:

  • the extension of Baxter Drive to connect to Residences Road and improve pedestrian and service vehicle access
  • 32 two-level townhouses, each housing 10 students
  • a common room – for eating, socialising and studying
  • a new town hall for gatherings and events, seating up to 300 people
  • a village green – a large grassed area for recreation and leisure
  • an administration building
  • new pedestrian pathway connecting the precinct to Car Park 3, with improved amenity, lighting and security
  • landscaping throughout new areas.

The development will be positioned within the established residential precinct and will be focused on the area currently featuring the tennis courts, car parking areas 9 and 10, and the grass area between Car Park 22 and Building FJ.

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Key benefits

The accommodation precinct will:

  • meet current and future demand for student accommodation at the Waurn Ponds Campus
  • provide quality, affordable accommodation for the university’s students in Geelong
  • provide an opportunity to attract additional international students to the Waurn Ponds Campus.

Construction timeline

November 2019 – Baxter Drive extension commences

December 2019 – Construction of new buildings commences

February 2020 – Road works complete

February 2021 – Several townhouses plus communal buildings complete

April 2021 – Remaining townhouses complete