Edith Cowan University campuses to make spaces available for hire on SpacetoCo


ECU campus support officer Emma Lewin and SpacetoCo founder Daniel McCullen. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d480906
ECU campus support officer Emma Lewin and SpacetoCo founder Daniel McCullen. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d480906

EDITH Cowan University has taken steps to turn lecture theatres between classes and semesters from a ghost town to a hive of activity.

Joining City of Vincent, ECU has listed 17 spaces across the two campuses on SpacetoCo, a space-sharing website where businesses and organisations advertise space available for short term hire.

The brainchild of Jeremy Hurst, Daniel McCullen and Daniel Franco, the website was launched in 2016 and now has more than 300 location offerings on the site.

ECU manager of quality and services delivery Karen Gilmore said state-of-the-art facilities sat dormant particularly between semesters.

“Holiday periods can be quiet on both the Mt Lawley and Joondalup campuses,” she said.

“We wanted to make the community aware that there are state-of-the-art facilities centrally located with easy access for a variety of purposes from meetings, conferences, training seminars and sports clubs.”

She said spaces were also available on the Bunbury campus that should be on the site soon.

Mr McCullen said anything from backyards to warehouses were available to rent out short-term for various activities.

Space an be advertised on the site for free with SpacetoCo taking a small cut of the booking.

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