Deputy Prime Minister visits Notre Dame’s Fremantle Campus

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 9-7-2009

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place



Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon Julia Gillard MP, visited The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Fremantle Campus to meet with the Vice Chancellor, Professor Celia Hammond. During her visit she viewed the site of the proposed new education building and the newly completed Information Technology (IT) Server Room and Data Centre located in St Teresa’s Library building.

The University received funding for the new IT facilities as part of the Federal Labor Government’s Better Universities Renewal Funding (BURF) which was announced in the 2008-09 Budget as a one off $500 million initiative of the Australian Government. Some capital funding was also received for the education building from the Commonwealth Department of Education’s Capital Development Pool.

This was Ms Gillard’s first visit to Notre Dame. Professor Hammond said that it was an important opportunity to discuss with the Minister where the University sat in relation to the Government’s education reforms that would see changes to tertiary education funding from 2012.

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