The redevelopment will include new laboratories, teaching facilities and a high-speed speed optic fibre network for the community.
According to Higher Education Minister Gayle Tierney, the investment will establish Queenscliff as the centre for excellence for temperate water marine science research and education in southern Australia.
The Government has contributed $6 million to Deakin for the three projects, which also include a new $9.8 million state-of-the-art AcquaFI Hub innovation centre to explore animal nutrition and to support the expansion of fish and seafood farming and a $7.8 million upgrade to the university’s Waurn Ponds campus.
“These exciting projects will push the boundaries of water science research but also provide great learning and job opportunities for Victorians” Ms Tierney said.
Melbourne-based Root Partnerships will oversee construction, which will begin this year and finish mid-2022.
The projects would provide new opportunities for staff, students and traditional owners and create scholarships opportunities - 50 percent of which will be offered to women.
“These projects are an extension of our investment in regional Victoria and commitment to sustainability and will also enhance our existing research capabilities,” said Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin.
Deakin established a formal presence with the MSRC under a 2017 agreement.