Mills campus plans take a leap forward

EXPRESSIONS of interest are now being called for a new education, training, conference and event space in New Norfolk.

Campus7140 aims to improve educational and socio-economic outcomes in the Derwent Valley region, and the state more broadly.

Campus7140 will be located on the site of the old Royal Derwent Hospital nurses’ quarters in New Norfolk, and will form part of the $500 million residential and community development known as The Mills.

Following a planned multi-million-dollar redevelopment to meet the unique educational needs of tenants, the property will include a 150-seat lecture hall, 200sqm conference room, education rooms, office and admin suites.

The campus will offer onsite student accommodation featuring 64 rooms, allowing for short and long-term stays depending on a student’s program requirements, as well being across the road from The Mills’ 100-room, four-star hotel, currently under development and launching in 2024.

Campus7140 will also include a free private-bus for students, travelling between Hobart, the northern suburbs and New Norfolk.

Expressions of interest to operate out of the over 4000sqm of available space are now open to registered training organisations, universities, TAFEs, government departments and corporate entities, from Tasmania and further abroad.

Director Daniel Noble said Campus7140 would provide a boost to educational and economic outcomes in the Derwent and beyond.

“Campus7140 is set to become Tasmania’s leading education, training and conferencing centre, offering tenancies to a wide range of industry providers, including universities, registered training organisations, corporate education, training groups, conferencing groups, government-owned entities and individual businesses,” Mr Noble said.
“At the core of Campus7140 offering is a tenant’s ability to develop a state-of-the-art education, training or conference space tailored to their individual needs, while also being part of a larger, highly collaborative, collective group of business within a state-of-the-art facility environment.

“Our vision for Campus7140 builds on our commitment to invest in infrastructure and amenities to support population growth stimulated by The Mills project and generate enhanced socio-economic outcomes for the region.
“The property’s current attributes make it the perfect candidate to host a range of education and training providers without the need to start from scratch building-wise, providing a quickly achievable solution to skills and training shortages in the area.”

Mr Noble said expressions of interest were now being sought for tenants to operate out of the co-located space.

“We’ve already had preliminary discussions with a number of education providers and are looking forward to building a collaborative and co-operative education community to enhance outcomes for all,” he said.