Monash University and the University of Melbourne further advanced a joint agreement to establish the Point Nepean Research and Education Field Station, an interdisciplinary science research and education facility encompassing coastal environments, climate change, history and culture, the arts and community engagement.

As home to the National Centre for Coasts, Environment and Climate, the site will serve as a marine climate field station making use of the site’s unique marine and coastal environment, including work on habitat and ecological restoration, as well the significant Indigenous history and settler heritage of the site.

Badcoe Hall, to form part of the Point Nepean Research and Education Field Station