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Opening of Perth campus strengthens CQUni's national network

Opening of Perth campus strengthens CQUni's national network

Published:13 July 2017

CQUniversity Acting VC Alastair Dawson, Chancellor John Abbott, Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and Associate Vice-Chancellor for Perth and Western Australia Professor Trevor Davison officially opened the Perth CBD campus on 12 July.

In a promising leap forward for the education sector in the City of Perth, the CBD has become home to Perth’s first vertical university campus as CQUniversity officially opened its doors on 12 July.

CQUniversity Acting Vice-Chancellor Alastair Dawson said that, after serving distance education students in the Western Australian region for many years, CQUniversity was taking the next step of establishing a campus presence in the CBD.

“Our aim is to provide a distinct and unique type of educational experience and a particular range of offerings which complement Perth's established universities, while growing the City's potential as an education destination,” Mr Dawson said.

“As Australia's only university with a national network of campuses across all the mainland states, CQUniversity is well placed to develop the Perth Campus and make it a success, while also developing initiatives that ensure we engage with the local community."

Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi unveiled the plaque as Australia’s largest regional university formally expanded its footprint to include Perth, at the William Street launch.

“The City of Perth is delighted to welcome CQUniversity to the heart of our City, and this institution will pave the way for further growth and industry diversification in the CBD,” Ms Scaffidi said.

“Student culture brings a renewed sense of vitality and diversity to the neighbourhood, and the City plays an active role in encouraging inner-city student accommodation (such as the Stirling Street precinct) to stimulate growth in the education sector. This will complement the world-class education and research hubs within the City of Perth, such as QEII Medical Centre.

“With our clean air, pristine Swan River, excellent infrastructure and landmark developments underway, Perth continues to score high in livability rankings, and we hope to welcome many more students to the City of Perth.”

CQUniversity’s Perth campus now operates alongside its Western Australian regional hubs at Busselton, Broome, Geraldton and Karratha.