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Key Elements

Discovery Rise is positioned at the foothills of Mt Stuart with views to Magnetic Island and beyond.

It will be an exemplar of sustainable living – a showcase for improving life in the tropics.


The residential precinct will include varying residential styles for Townsville people looking for a stimulating lifestyle. Academic support staff, students and their families will also be able to live within walking distance of their places of study or work.


Cafes, bars, meeting places and convenience stores will be located throughout Discovery Rise to enable people to meet, socialise and exchange news and ideas.

Sporting, conference and hotel facilities will also assist in energising the social and academic culture of the University.

Commercial office space will be developed, targeting a range of businesses, including those with a research focus.


Civil infrastructure such as roads, pedestrian and cycle linkages, utilities and parklands will be upgraded as part of early work.


The recreational hub of Discovery Rise will combine active and passive, formal and informal activities.

The sport precinct is set to be a popular destination for students, residents, workers and recreational sporting teams and will include a sports complex, cricket nets and tennis courts.

Row of concept images for Discovery Rise

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