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Campus Master Plans

The Cairns Masterplan Refresh project aims to enable the realization of JCU’s strategic intent and vision through a physical development framework. The refresh project will enhance and build on the existing 2010 Cairns masterplan to deliver an agile, sustainable, digitally enabled, student centric campus that engages with its unique tropical setting and local industries.

Since the formation of the 2010 Cairns Campus masterplan, several key initiatives have come to realisation including:

  • a new campus main entrance with public transport corridor and bus station (Panguna Street);
  • a new boulevard connecting Panguna Street to the campus ring road;
  • Student accommodation on the MacGregor Road frontage;
  • Centre of Excellence (The Cairns Institute – TCI); and
  • Design has commenced on the $30M Cairns Innovation Centre (CIC) which will be constructed adjacent to the TCI through 2018/19.

The Masterplan Refresh will be a catalyst for incubating strategic partnerships with stakeholders whom identify with the strategic intent of the University, diversify and strengthen JCU’s position as one of the world’s top universities based on 2016 assessments by one of the world’s leading ranking systems (ARWU).

For more information visit the Cairns Campus Master Plan 2018 website, or have your say by filling out the JCU Cairns Masterplan refresh Staff and Student survey.

JCU's Townsville Campus Master Plan 2017 embraces the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century and envisions a lively and vibrant urban campus that sits elegantly in its natural environment. To see a video, concept illustrations and the Plan visit the Townsville Master Plan page.

Major Project Information

Burketown MICRRH Remote Housing Project - The Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health (MICRRH) is a JCU Department of Rural Health and the only such facility within Queensland. The new five-bedroom student accommodation facility will enable MICRRH to expand their services to facilitate education in remote communities of Queensland.

AITHM Construction Project - The Australian Institute for Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) was funded by the Queensland Government and the Commonwealth  Government of Australia. Construction was completed in 2016.

The Science Place Construction Project - In 2012, JCU was successful in its application for a $47 million investment by the Federal Government for a new large science precinct named, “The Science Place” based on the university’s Townsville campus. Construction was completed in 2016, and became the first educational building in Australia to achieve a prestigious LEED Gold rating for its environmentally sustainable design.

Educational Central Construction Project - JCU received funding from the Commonwealth Government to construct a new integrated Student Enquiry Centre (Student Services Precinct) and Specialist Teaching Facilities for the School of Education. Both the SSP and new School of Education have been constructed in a single building project titled the Specialist Teaching & Student Services Precinct, now known as Education Central.

Vet and Biomedical Bundle Projects - a new Veterinary and Biomedical Science Administration building was constructed at JCU Townsville in 2012. The new facilities included a Pathology and post mortem facility, teaching laboratories, office and lecture spaces and car park.

See the List of Current Projects to find out details of projects currently underway at JCU Cairns and JCU Townsville.

The Estate Directorate maintains the JCU building records, such as building floor plans. For building record-related enquiries, please forward your request to

Typical requests include the following:

  • Information requests relating to existing building projects
  • Submission of as-builts and other building records (from Project Managers, consultants, contractors, JCU staff, JCU community etc)
  • Project specific review of plans (i.e. room numbering processes) by the Design Office.

Introduction to Enlighten video. How to setup Internet Explorer, and exploring the user interface.

How to create a plot of the campus map in Enlighten (video).

How to use Advanced Forms in Enlighten to get information about assets (video).