Federation U’s not especially regional expansion

Federation U announces what it will do with the $47m the government has given it for its Berwick campus, which passes as regional – if Google Maps malfunctions. According to the university, Berwick is 40km from the Melbourne CBD,accessible via an excellent rail network“.
The university will build a new science lab, sundry spaces “to accommodate (a) projected increase in staffing,” more library and learning support, and, among other things, a third clinical learning environment for nursing. What like they teach down the road at Monash Peninsula, half an hour away at Frankston and further from the city than Berwick?

In 2016 Monash U committed to a $20m expansion in disciplines including allied health and primary care at Peninsula (CMM September 27 2016). CMM suspects the Feds did not support it with regional funding.


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