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Wed, 5 Oct 2016

JCU’s Townsville City Campus expands

Lachlan Nimmo, Bachelor of Planning student
Bachelor of Planning student, Lachlan Nimmo enjoys using the new study space at JCU's Townsville City Campus

James Cook University is expanding its presence in Townsville’s CBD, unveiling a vibrant new study space at its City Campus.

There has been strong student demand for the City Campus since it opened in March 2015. To respond to that demand, the City Campus is expanding into the second floor of the City Arcade building in Flinders Street with a dedicated study area.

The open plan area, covering more than 300 square metres of floor space, consists of comfortable lounge areas for quiet study, collaborative meeting spaces for small groups, and a large number of individual study spaces with computers.

The space is “tech-enabled” with high-speed WiFi and built-in USB chargers housed in all general power outlets for charging of tablets, mobile phones and other portable devices.  

The Dean of the College of Business, Law and Governance, Professor David Low said Level 2 has been specifically designed for student use, with students who regularly use the City Campus providing feedback on the design of the space.

“The City Campus is extremely popular with students, and there has been clear demand for additional study areas.

“Students love the flexibility of being able to study in the city. This new, dedicated study area is a fantastic addition to JCU’s presence in Townsville’s CBD,” Prof. Low said.

Level 2 will have the same opening hours as level 3 (7.30am to 12.00 midnight, 7 days per week).


The innovative, multi-use Townsville City Campus (located in the City Arcade development) opened in March 2015. It provides a wide range of teaching, engagement and student services.

The Campus delivers undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including several MBA classes. The Campus is also used by external organisations to teach short courses.


Richard Davis

Head of Media and Communications, JCU

0413 451 475