Purpose-built modules have started to arrive as student accommodation takes shape near Charles Sturt University Port Macquarie Campus.
The first modules or pods arrived on May 29.
A large crane is at work placing the modules on the accommodation site next to the Port Macquarie campus.
The prefabricated modules come complete with carpet, tiles, toilets and showers.
Each bedroom has a typical student layout with bed, desk and ensuite.
CSU Port Macquarie head of campus Professor Heather Cavanagh said the accommodation would allow students to have that real on-campus experience.
“It gives us the ability to bring the Port Macquarie campus into line with the other CSU campuses where we guarantee accommodation for incoming first year students and international students,” she said.
The modules will be placed and installed until June 1.
Stage one comprises three accommodation buildings for 112 students.
Each bedroom has a bed, desk, chair and ensuite bathroom.
Communal lounge rooms, laundries and kitchens are also available within each building with access to student recreational areas in the adjacent student hub building.
Professor Cavanagh said the development was important for both Port Macquarie and the university as it demonstrated CSU’s commitment to the Mid-North Coast region to provide quality higher education.
"The provision of accommodation allows students from outside the local area as well as international students to participate in the vibrancy and educational stimulation of on-campus life,” she said.
A total of 250 beds are scheduled to be available by February 2018.