The old scout hall at Zeehan is set for a $2.5 million makeover to become Tasmania’s very first regional study hub.
The new, federally-funded facility will offer free wifi, quiet study rooms, tutoring, and pastoral care, encouraging more people to stay, study and work on the West Coast.
Local student Justine Kerr said she was excited about what the hub would have to offer.
“The main challenges I face are social and study isolation and lack of internet connection, making it hard for me to reliably access online content and connect with my peers and teachers,” she said.
“I’m most excited to have a place to go where I can meet other people who are studying, like me.”
The ‘Study Hub West Coast’ will have a soft launch July 6, where the entire community is invited to come and see what services will be on offer.
The study space is one of 16 community-owned hubs from across Australia to receive a grant from a dedicated $24.2 million fund.