Charles Sturt University (CSU) is a place that welcomes, values and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in their pursuit of higher learning. The new centre proposed for CSU in Dubbo aims to provide a space to facilitate this learning. The centre also allows for collaboration with Faculty and Divisions to enhance CSU's practices with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Works will include construction of a new Indigenous Student Centre, associated paved areas, landscaping, carparking and relocation of an existing security fence. The new centre will feature an open-plan study area and casual space for students and staff use, a consult room, kitchen, paved verandah, covered pathway link to main campus courtyard and video conferencing facilities. All materials, shapes and finishes will complement the existing campus buildings and landscape.
Louvres will be fitted to the northern windows to provide shade in the summer and solar access during the winter. The centre will be fitted with high-performance insulation and glazing to minimise energy consumption and a building management system to monitor energy usage will be installed.
Architects – Havenhand and Mather Architects
Builder – DSL Construction
Project Management – Division of Facilities Management
Work on this project commenced in July 2015.