Sustainable residence now open at Peninsula

Peninsula campus welcomes new residents with the opening of our new and innovative accommodation complex.

The newly-opened Gillies Hall provides students with a range of modern, high quality and sustainable living spaces over five levels.

The building, which opened to residents in February includes 150 self-contained studio apartments, with communal kitchens and breakout spaces on each level. There is also a common room along with a games room for use by all of the Peninsula residential community.

The free Inter-campus shuttle bus is only a short walk away, providing convenient travel to classes at Clayton. Shopping options and beach trips are convenient too, with a free shuttle service to Frankston railway station.

Gillies House is part of Monash’s commitment to expand Peninsula as a major hub of allied health and primary care education over the next five years.

Part of the Net Zero initiative, we’ve combined a focus on health and comfort, as well as an economical and sustainable structure. Cross-laminated timber reduces carbon emissions by half, making it the most energy efficient building we’ve ever constructed. It is also 100 per cent renewable through its use of rooftop solar panels and an all-electric thermal plant.

The hall is named in honour of Monash alumnus - political satirist, actor and director Dr Max Gillies AM.

Learn more about Peninsula Studio Apartments.