Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dubbo Indigenous Student Centre

Project Snapshot

  • Location: Dubbo
  • Cost: $1.09million
  • Estimated Completion date:
    February 2016
  • Contact: Mark Adams
  • Category: Student Experience
Dubbo campus


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.

Design Features

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.

Sustainability Features

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.

Additional Information

The people involved:

Architects – Havenhand and Mather Architects

Builder – DSL Construction

Project Management – Division of Facilities Management

Progress report

Work on this project commenced in July 2015.