Dignitaries dig in 

Mr Tom Pauling, Professor Helen Garnett and Bapak Harbangang Napitupulu dig in for CDU's Indonesian Garden

It may not have been the team from Renovation Rescue, but a recent visit by the Administrator of the Northern Territory, Mr Tom Pauling, and other dignitaries, marked another step forward for Charles Darwin University’s Indonesian Garden project.

Mr Pauling, along with the Indonesian Consul, Bapak Harbangang Napitupulu, yesterday visited CDU’s Indonesian Garden site and met with Vice-Chancellor, Professor Helen Garnett to ”dig in” and lend their support to the appeal.

Aiming to create a distinctive educational, cultural and recreational resource for use by the University and the wider community, the CDU Indonesian Garden is still seeking sponsors who may be able to give financial support or in kind support to make the gardens a reality.

As its centrepiece, the garden will feature a Pendopo, a statuesque and striking Indonesian wooden pavilion which will be surrounded by shady tropical trees, water features and traditional carved stone statues representing the diverse cultures of Indonesia.

Although appearing as if nothing is happening with the garden site remaining a vacant block, much support has been given at a local, national and international level. Now in its fourth year, however, funds are urgently needed to make this garden a reality.

A project of this size requires much assistance and CDU is still seeking sponsors who may be able to give financial or in kind support with items such as paving, the building of a water feature, fencing, outdoor furniture and other fittings. Any sponsors would be formally recognised by the University and would be included on a plaque in the completed garden.

For more information on how to donate (both financial and in kind) contact Diana Jarvis, Manager External Relations, at the CDU Foundation Office on (08) 8946 7299 or foundation@cdu.edu.au.