Charles Darwin University development set to boost local economy

Aug 15, 2022
  • Article by Online Contributor

Last week, Charles Darwin University (CDU) vice-chancellor Scott Bowman joined Federal Member for Solomon Luke Gosling MP, and Northern Territory Minister for Business, Jobs and Training Paul Kirby to survey progress on the $250 million Education and Community Precinct.

The CDU city campus – the largest construction project underway in Darwin’s CBD – has more than 8,216 cubic metres of concrete and 86,450 hours of on-site labour across the project’s lifetime so far, with four floors now complete.

Concrete slabs have been poured for both basements and the first two levels, with formwork including lift cores and stairwells progressing to level three and scaffolding reaching level four. Both tower cranes and the concrete tower pump are now in operation.

At an event held last week, CDU vice-chancellor Scott Bowman joined the Federal Member of Solomon Luke Gosling MP, and Northern Territory Minister for Business, Jobs and Training Paul Kirby to survey progress on the $250 million education and community precinct.

Bowman says the construction project was supporting jobs and the Territory’s economy.

“This project has come a long way in a short period of time, we’re thrilled with how rapidly the project team are progressing works on site.

“The entire CDU community cannot wait to move into the building, which we know will be a major drawcard for international students, but also a vibrant community hub for the people of the Territory that will make our city an education city and more liveable.”

Minister Kirby adds that the construction of the precinct would support the development and livability of Darwin as the capital of Northern Australia.

“As the structure of the Precinct begins to take its place in the Darwin City skyline, we are seeing the delivery of a new modern learning environment that will enhance Charles Darwin University’s attractiveness as a study institution of choice.

“The precinct will provide spaces for the broader community to enjoy, spreading activity to more areas of the Central Business District.”

Ongoing works expected to be completed in early 2024 include the installation of the external facade, the building’s fitout and landscaping works across the nine-level structure.

Image courtesy of CDU.

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