Entries by Jon Taylor

CDU city campus progress calls for a cheeky slab

Construction of Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) new $250 million education and community precinct is on track to achieve a major milestone before the wet season, with the pouring of the basement slab nearing completion. The project in Darwin’s CBD is the centrepiece of the Darwin City Deal and is a partnership between the Australian and Northern […]

Contract awarded for construction of CDU city campus

Local Territory construction company Halikos has been awarded the contract to build the new Charles Darwin University (CDU) Education and Community Precinct in Darwin’s central business district. The $190.1 million agreement Design and Construct contract is for the construction of the main building, its complete fit-out as operating education and office spaces, and the landscaping […]

Final designs for new CDU precinct unveiled

Final designs for Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) new Education and Community Precinct have been unveiled with final approvals now in place and construction set to start. The $250 million project is the centrepiece of the Darwin City Deal and is a partnership of the Australian and Northern Territory governments and Charles Darwin University. The project […]

Bright future for historic Boab tree

The historic Boab tree on the site of Charles Darwin University’s city campus will be protected and become a key feature of the new campus into the future. The new precinct is the centrepiece of the Darwin City Deal and will feature a new CBD campus for CDU, the Northern Territory Library and extensive greened […]

Excavation celebration – new CDU city campus reaches major milestone

Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) new city campus has reached a significant milestone this week with the excavation for the main Education and Community Precinct building completed ahead of schedule. Carried out by Darwin business DTA Contractors, the excavation involved digging a 73-metre-wide and 71-metre-long hole to a depth of seven metres to accommodate a two-level […]

Darwin City Deal continues to revitalise city

The Darwin City Deal, an historic agreement between three levels of government, remains on track to transform Darwin into a more vibrant and liveable tropical city. Launching the Annual Progress Report in Darwin, Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the report highlights how the City Deal […]

Charles Darwin University city campus delivers local jobs

Local jobs are set to flow from the next phase of construction of the Charles Darwin University (CDU) Education and Community Precinct in Darwin’s Central Business District, with Territory-based contractors appointed for design and construction works. Building the world-class university campus is expected to provide a $600 million boost to the Darwin economy over a […]

Ground-works to commence on CDU’s city campus

The transformation of Darwin’s city centre is officially underway with construction commencing today on the $250 million Education and Community Precinct with Charles Darwin University (CDU). The precinct is the centerpiece of the Darwin City Deal and will include state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, an art gallery and a library. The project will support hundreds […]