Engineering and physiotherapy will benefit
THE CQUniversity Bundaberg campus unveiled plans and the construction sites of two new buildings currently being built on campus.
The new facilities cost more than $2m and are a purpose built engineering and physiotherapy building along with a campus gym.
CQU Associate Vice-Chancellor Professor Andy Bridges explained they were making the investment in the new buildings so the popular programs could grow further and attract new students.
"Engineering and physiotherapy are both very popular programs, attracting more and more students every year," Mr Bridges said.
"Because of this demand as well as the technical aspects of both programs, a decision was made to invest in a brand new teaching facility to house them moving forward.
"The new campus gym will also be used by physiotherapy students for the teaching of practical units and assessments.
The Bundaberg Regional Council acting mayor David Batt visited the site of the new construction and believed it would help to encourage young people to stay in Bundaberg when it comes to going to university.
"What's more, I think the investment being made in our local campus will also attract people to the town, which is a great thing for our region," said Cr Batt.
Work on the buildings is now underway with full completion expected early next year, right in time for the commencement of term one studies in 2016.