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USC celebrates milestone for Moreton Bay campus

19 Dec 2018

Construction of the foundation building of the USC Moreton Bay campus at Petrie has reached a significant milestone, with ground floor concrete slabs being poured across the site.

USC this week threw an informal ‘slab party’ breakfast for construction workers and for the many people working behind the scenes to have the three-storey building open in time for Semester 1, 2020.

The building is being constructed near Petrie railway station by national private commercial builder Hansen Yuncken. There are currently an average of 67 workers on site each day, including earth movers, concreters, crane operators, electricians, plumbers, form workers, and water proofers.

As well as progress towards a total of 11 ground floor pours, work is underway on columns, water tanks, sewerage, and scaffolding to support commencement of formwork for Level 1.

When complete, the foundation building will have 16,000 square metres of floor space and include a lecture theatre, multi-purpose rooms, and a large open auditorium suitable for community events.

It has been designed to cater for rapid growth of the student population over the campus’s first three years.

The first intake of students, expected to be as many as 1,200, will have a choice of almost 50 study programs including business, education and computer science.

Funding for the USC Moreton Bay building was secured last year through a $121million loan from the Commonwealth Government.

The campus, which will become the centrepiece of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s ‘The Mill at Moreton Bay’ development, is expected to reach a student population of 10,000 by 2030.

— Terry Walsh

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