Jabiru Community College will be moving to its new Zillmere Campus in 2020.
The new campus has been designed through a collaborative process involving current and past students, staff and leading educational architects. Read on for more information and updates about the design and build process.
This video provides a virtual 3D tour of the proposed new campus.
Thanks to Dr Phillip Daffara (architect) for making this 3D model available to provide this walkthrough.
Building Progress Photos
The Place Vision + Design Brief was developed by our architect, Phillip Daffara, following consultation with students and staff in late 2017. The ideas and concepts outlined in this report have been used to guide the development of conceptual and detailed plans for the new campus.
This document shows the lease area for the college's new campus.
Future Campus Location
This Google Map shows the location of the new campus in relation to neighbouring schools and industry.
News and Updates
Building has Started!July 2019
Building works on Jabiru Community College's new campus have officially started. On July 8 we met with the appointed builders, Box & Co, the architect (Phillip Daffara), our project managers from Hammond and Neale.
Box & Co are confident that the building works will be completed by December 6, 2019. This means that JCC will be starting Term 1, 2020 from a new purpose built facility.
The address for the new campus will be 69 Pineapple St, Zillmere - entrance from Cambewarra St.
If you would like to learn more about JCC's move to Zillmere, please phone David (Co-Principal) at JCC on 0438 542 841.
Funding Secured for 2020 Campus MoveJuly 2019
The Final Piece of the college's funding puzzle for the new campus was put in place on July 5 as the college secured a loan for the required funds to complete the new campus build.
The private loan has been offered to the College's governing body - Community Learning Ltd (CLL) - by Jabiru Community Youth and Children's Services Assoc. Inc (JCYCS). JCYCS first established CLL (and through it, the college) in 2011. CLL is grateful that JCYCS continues to be a great source of support and guidance as the college grows.
CLL also acknowledges the important role of Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA) in helping to bring about the agreement. SEFA's advice and knowledge was greatly appreciated and helped to establish a sound basis for the lending agreement between CLL and JCYCS.
The College along with its project managers are now working to finalise a contract with a building firm to begin refurbishment works as soon as possible.
JCC Receives Building GrantDecember 2018
Jabiru Community College is pleased to announce that our application to the 2019 round of the QIS BGA's Capital Grants Program was successful.
The college has been offered $2.65 million to put towards the project.
The estimated cost for building the new campus is $3.8M. The college staff and board are working hard to secure the remaining $1.15M in funding required. The college is also working closely with the Queensland Government to finalise a lease over the proposed location for the new campus in Zillmere.
The college extends its thanks to the QIS BGA for this grant and looks forward to completing this project by 2020.
Lease SecuredMarch 2019
The College has secured a lease over new premises for our new campus. The property, which is owned by the QLD Government (Dept. of Housing & Public Works), is ideally situated a short walk from the Zillmere train station and will make travel to and from the college quicker and easier for the vast majority of our students. The lease takes effect from 1 January 2020.
If the college can secure further funding to complete the refurbishment of the warehouse on this property, we hope to move to this new campus early in 2020.
The college is extremely grateful to the Queensland Government, the Minister for Housing and Public Works and his staff for their efforts in finalising this lease with us.