Title

Significant funding success for Notre Dame’s Broome Campus

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 10-19-2007

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome

Publication Place

Broome

Abstract

Federal Member for Kalgoorlie, Barry Haase has announced that The University of Notre Dame Australia will receive $1.5 million in funding for a sports and recreation facility on its Broome Campus.

By late next year it is hoped that students, staff and the Broome community will have use of an air-conditioned sports and recreation hall. The multi purpose hall will provide a much needed space for sport, cultural events, larger lectures, seminars and for dance and drama performances. The facility will also be useful for teaching purposes, especially in the teacher education area. It will be a great asset for the Broome and Kimberley community.

The Australian Government is providing this funding under Round 2 of the Voluntary Student Unionism (VSU) Transition Fund for Sporting and Recreation Facilities. The VSU was introduced to help universities adjust to the abolition of compulsory fees.

Vice Chancellor, Dr Peter Tannock, said he was very grateful for the support from the Federal Government for this important project. He said, “We are delighted with the grant, if will do much to enhance student life and the quality of our Broome Campus and its courses.”

Media contact:

Michelle Ebbs
08 9433 0610, 0408 959 138