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SHORTER travel time, more job opportunities and easier access to campuses.
These are all merits University of the Sunshine Coast vice-chancellor Greg Hill can foresee if the proposed North Coast Connect fast rail project goes ahead.
Mr Hill believes the project, which will reduce travel time from the Coast to Brisbane to just 45 minutes, would open up new opportunities for students studying at the Coast campus.
The opening of the university's newest campus in Petrie is expected by 2020 and Mr Hill said fast rail would be a big game changer.
"Movement between our campuses will be much easier and students are likely to study across more sites rather than restricting themselves to one,” Mr Hill said.
"As the node for the Redcliffe line, the Petrie campus will be a key to this.
"The fast connectivity will make it easier for USC to differentiate academic offerings at the various campuses.”
FAST RAIL: The project would see transport from the Coast to Brisbane take just 45 minutes.Courier Mail
Not only will the fast rail benefit the university, Mr Hill expects it would be advantageous to the Coast economy.
"I think the biggest plus will be the access for our graduates to the Brisbane job market,” he said.
"Rather than relocating to work in the capital, fast rail means they can continue to live here.”
This article first appeared on www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au
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