JCU Is Growing At A Rapid Rate In North Queensland
JCU’s lastest expansion of the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences building will be open later this year.
The $10 million development of the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences School precinct will provide a new administration building, and a new pathology building, including a world-class necropsy facility.
Head of the school and Veterinary Science Dean Wayne Hein said the project would change the face of veterinary studies at the university.
The JCU project includes renovations to the ground floor of the existing Veterinary and Biomedical Science building, to provide additional office space.
The new facilities include a pig shed, administration building, pathology building, teaching laboratories, an eighty-seat flat-floor teaching space, a cafe, a 350-bay car park and a pedestrian bridge.
The strategic positioning of this building on the JCU campus will increase opportunities for collaborative research between JCU and DEEDI focusing on animal health in the tropics, particularly disease diagnosis, as well as helping to train the next generation of scientists to work on tropical bio security challenges.
The pavilion between the new JCU and DEEDI facilities is also being refurbished and landscaped to create attractive spaces for informal outside meeting places.
New pathways will connect the car park to the new facilities and adjoining precincts via the footbridge crossing Goondaloo Creek
OMTrak is providing the web based O&M manuals system for JCU projects in Cairns and we look forward to streamlining the handover process during their substantial growth.