An additional 1580 students will be offered accommodation at the University of Canberra after three new projects were given the go ahead today in an announcement of the biggest grant won in the University’s history, involving $96 million from the Commonwealth coupled with $32 million worth of support from the ACT Government.
Under its National Rental Affordability Scheme, the Commonwealth Government has agreed to a multimillion dollar subsidy to support various student accommodation projects, totalling $128 million.
Negotiations are under way for accommodation for 500 students to be built in collaboration between the University and one of its existing accommodation providers, Campus Living Villages, which currently operates accommodation for more than 1400 students on campus.
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A further 860 bed accommodation complex will be built on the campus in a further stage.