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Building the future of education


Australia's first greenfield campus in 20 years

What’s the best way to build Australia’s first greenfield university campus in more than 20 years? Great minds, great plans and great work; layered with architectural creativity, artistic innovation and environmental sustainability in a subtropical climate. That’s how USC won more than 30 awards for the design  and construction of its built environment.

Far from slowing down as it reaches 20 years, construction is speeding up again, with $67 million in new projects fast-tracked in the past two years.

USC's fast-expanding physical and digital environments include approval to clone a campus the size of Sippy Downs in the neighbouring Moreton Bay region. History is about to repeat.

USC in Moreton Bay

USC is developing a new campus in Moreton Bay. It is expected to have more than 10,000 students by 2030.

The power lines fall

See the overhead power lines being demolished in this footage from 1999. This celebrated moment marked the end of a long negotiation involving governments, landowners, developers and the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Fly-over USC Sippy Downs pre-development

This aerial footage from 1994 shows the USC campus before construction. A simple sign is the only structure on site.

The USC Sippy Downs campus takes shape

Secure your piece of history

Visions is a vibrantly written coffee table book that tells the story of USC through the eyes of people who have shaped its past and are now taking the University – and the wider community – into the future.

Available now from the Co-op Bookshop. Purchases may also be made at the store, by phone or by email to The recommended retail price is $24.95.


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