ECU Joondalup is continuing to support future growth with its latest commercial investment.
The university has bought a prime lot in The Quadrangle, at the corner of Hodges Drive and Mitchell Freeway.
Vice-Chancellor Steve Chapman said the 6.34ha site was a strategic acquisition for the university, given its location next to Edith Cowan College and opposite the Joondalup campus.
He said the university aimed to aimed to significantly increase its student population and research activity by 2021.
“Having the space to accommodate this expansion will be vital,” he said.
This includes a target of increasing its full time equivalent student load by 25 per cent to 23,000 students by 2021 increasing the proportion of international students from 18 to 25 per.
LandCorp chief executive Frank Marra said the purchase reflected the increasing demand for strategically-located land in the northern corridor, “which is expected to house more than 400,000 people in the next 20 years”.
“With population growth comes additional demand for education facilities in established areas,” he said.
“The Quadrangle’s proximity to amenities, public transport and supporting land uses makes it ideally positioned to support this future growth.”
The Quadrangle comprises 33.95ha of land within the Joondalup southern business district and is almost sold out.