Knowledge and Innovation

Major projects in the Great Southern focused on knowledge and innovation are listed below.

Affordable Student Accommodation Stage One: The Great Southern Community Housing Association is constructing five four-bed residential units for dedicated and affordable student accommodation facilities in the Norman House precinct to encourage more international and domestic students to attend tertiary and vocational institutions in the Great Southern. The project received $1.17 million of Royalties for Regions funding. The estimated completion is early in 2017.

Affordable Student Accommodation Stage Two: The second stage of the Affordable Student Accommodation project, also under the Great Southern Community Housing Association, will provide a further 40 beds in new facilities at the old Albany Primary School site in Serpentine Road, Albany. Stage 2 is a $16 million project that is supported with $11 million of Royalties for Regions funding. It will include refurbishment of the existing buildings on the site, which was provided for the project by the Department of Education. It is due for completion in mid-2018.

More details of the projects, including contacts, can be found on the Major Projects register.

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