New Multi-purpose Hall for Notre Dame Broome

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 16-8-2010

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome Campus

Publication Place



The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Broome Campus celebrated the Official Blessing and Opening of its new Recreational and Multi-purpose Hall, on 6 August 2010.

Marking an important milestone for the Campus, the building was blessed by the Most Reverend Christopher Saunders, Bishop of Broome and opened by Father Edward Malloy CSC, President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame (USA). Father Malloy is a founding Governor of Notre Dame and has played an important role in its development.

Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Broome Campus, Professor Lyn Henderson-Yates, said the Hall provided a valuable addition to the Campus.

“The facility will be a major asset, both to the University and the local community. It will be available for use by local groups for sporting activities, conferences, workshops and many other activities,” said Professor Henderson-Yates.

Construction of the Recreational and Multi-purpose Hall commenced in December 2009 and was completed in late July 2010. It was designed by Marcus Collins Architects of Perth and constructed by Rapley Wilkinson Ltd.

A forum on ‘innovations in education’ marked the first event to take place in the Hall, attracting 100 teachers from the Broome area.

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