New student accommodation and teaching block for Alice Springs 


CDU’s new training facility and accommodation block will provide first-rate services and facilities for students and staff

Charles Darwin University will add a huge piece to its Alice Springs campus when it officially opens the doors to its new teaching facilities and accommodation block.

Territory Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Defence Science and Personnel, and Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon will officially open the buildings as part of the Alice Springs Open Day to be held on 31 March.

The $3.5 million teaching and accommodation blocks built by local contactor Asbuild, will be used to accommodate and teach visiting interstate and remote students.

CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover said the buildings would significantly augment teaching in youth work, mental health and community services on the Alice Springs campus.

"The demand for vocational education, particularly in community services, was a major motivation for us to develop these facilities and they will be put to good use," he said.

“The new buildings will provide first-rate services and facilities for students, staff and the community and were part of a key project undertaken by CDU in actively building health care programs throughout the Territory.”

The two separate accommodation blocks will cater for up to 34 residents with disabled units also available.

The new classrooms will be used for flexible lesson delivery during evenings and weekends and include specially equipped training beds and dedicated kitchen and bathroom training areas.

The buildings have been funded through a Training Infrastructure Investment for Tomorrow pool funded via the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.