International and domestic students have a fresh and inviting place to live and learn in Cairns thanks to state-of-the-art student accommodation in the inner city.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the purpose-built facilities would offer high quality accommodation and support 84 students.
He said the federal government contributed $300,000 towards the project under the Regional Jobs and Investment Package.
“This project is strategically located near the major universities, colleges and TAFE, these new facilities offer a safe and accessible place for students to enjoy the lifestyle and learning opportunities Cairns has to offer,” Mr Entsch said.
“With an online booking system in place and spots available for more than 80 students, it has never been easier to live and learn in the tropics.
“Cairns is fast becoming one of the major educational hubs in our nation. It is something we should all be proud of.”
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the project, which supports the ongoing marketing and business operation of MiHaven Student Living, will support the region’s future success as an educational destination.
“With a multi-lingual marketing campaign and strategic operating plans in place to secure the growing international student market in China, Korea and Japan, these facilities will draw both domestic and international students to the region,” Mr McCormack said.
“By encouraging students to live and learn in Cairns, this project, which has already created four jobs and will support a further four ongoing roles, will continue to drive economic activity in the region for years to come.”