Stage Two - Opening in 2023
The next phase of campus construction has started. See the new buildings on this flythrough video tour.
As our student population and academic activities continue to grow, Stage Two will deliver new buildings, spaces and places for teaching, research, sport and recreation.
Facilities will include:
- Teaching and learning spaces
- Research laboratories
- Industry hub/event space
- Student gym and sports hall
- Sport science facility
- Student hub/breakout spaces
- Outdoor spaces and amenities
- Multilevel car parking
Designed by Brisbane-based architectural practice KIRK, the Stage Two developments will continue to bring the UniSC Moreton Bay masterplan and vision to life.
Stage one - Opened 2020
The first cohort of students started at UniSC Moreton Bay in March 2020 once the foundation building was completed. The site, which will continue to be developed over time, is right next to the Petrie train station and part of the former Petrie Paper Mill.
UniSC Moreton Bay is the first full-service university campus ever built in the region, delivering more education opportunities for local students. UniSC Moreton Bay’s 16,000 sqm foundation facility has everything you’d expect from a world-class university – all conveniently located within three levels under one roof.
The first stage was designed by award-winning architects Hassell Studios and built by national construction company Hansen Yuncken. The foundation building includes:
- A flexible 460-seat capacity auditorium for teaching and community events
- $15 million worth of state-of-the-art technology
- Nursing simulation and science labs, including a large "Super lab" facility where experiments using chemicals can be safely carried out
- Engineering labs, with specialist areas for robotics, advanced manufacturing, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, geomechanics and civil construction
- Library, Student Services and Support facilities, and café/retail shops
The foundation building was the first structure built in a planned 10.5-hectare university precinct that will form the heart of The Mill at Moreton Bay, planned by Moreton Bay Regional Council to be a vibrant civic, cultural and educational precinct for the community.
A university in the heart of Petrie
Adjacent to the Petrie train station, a major public bus interchange and the Petrie to Kippa-Ring shared cycle/walking path, UniSC Moreton Bay also includes the largest end-of-trip facilities of any UniSC campus, so more people can walk, run, or ride to the university precinct.
The campus is the first stage of Moreton Bay Regional Council's The Mill at Moreton Bay precinct, on the site of the former Petrie Paper Mill. We’re committed to working with Council to create a vibrant hub for community education, research, business and industry groups.
By 2030, we expect UniSC Moreton Bay to be equal in size to our flagship UniSC Sunshine Coast campus, with 10,000 students enrolled and more than 100 degrees on offer.
UniSC Moreton Bay Stage Two has been designed by Kirk architects and is now underway with new buildings, facilities and outdoor spaces which are planned to open in 2023. Stage One was designed by Hassell Studios, built by Hansen Yuncken, and completed in March 2020.
- UniSC becomes The Mill at Moreton Bay’s Anchor Education Partner in 2015.
- Commercial builder Hansen Yunken appointed to construct the foundation building
- Ground floor concrete slab poured
- Construction on campus gets into full swing with second crane arriving on site
- Construction ramps up with second-level concrete pour
- Major milestone reached - roof completion marks halfway point
- Work begins on UniSC Moreton Bay's atrium