Affordable student accommodation

People in grassy open space, buildings in the background.

Higher education students are gaining more options for affordable housing when they pursue their studies in Albany. A 20-bed development in the Norman House precinct opened in 2018. A further 40 units of accommodation will be provided when another project is completed in the old Albany Primary School precinct in Serpentine Road.

Together, the projects attracted State Government funding of $12 million. The GSDC has a long-term strategic commitment to improving education options for post-secondary students in the region.

Affordable accommodation near the centre of Albany also has the potential to increase the number of international students taking courses at the UWA Albany Centre and South Regional TAFE Albany. Higher education is a significant export industry for Australia.

Image: A digital impression of the second stage of the affordable student accommodation project.

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