Construction begins on health facility at Charles Darwin University
Treasurer Jim Chalmers has today announced the start of construction on a new health teaching and research facility in Darwin being delivered by the Albanese Labor Government.
Construction on the new Centre for Better Futures at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus began today - backed with more than $10 million from the Albanese Government.
Once it’s complete, the three‑storey building will deliver practical learning facilities, along with laboratories and research infrastructure.
It will include a simulated emergency department and hospital ward to give students the best possible preparation to join the growing Northern Territory health workforce.
TREASURER JIM CHALMERS:
The demand for more skilled workers in our care economy is growing rapidly.
Important projects like this one will help us find and train more health workers for a community that desperately needs them.
There’s nothing more important than the health and wellbeing of our people and to deliver cutting edge healthcare, we need cutting edge facilities.
We also know that big investments in skills, training and health deliver big benefits for our economy.
Building the Centre for Better Health Futures will help us build a better future for the NT – that’s what makes this project so important.
MEMBER FOR SOLOMON LUKE GOSLING:
The Centre for Better Health Futures will contribute to improving health outcomes for all Territorians.
The Territory needs a bigger, better healthcare workforce and this centre is another step towards that.
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY VICE‑CHANCELLOR SCOTT BOWMAN:
The Centre for Better Health Futures will support students, academics, and healthcare professionals with quality education and resources in a modern and contemporary facility.
It is so important to train a healthcare workforce that understands the way we live and the unique challenges we face here in the NT, with a focus on providing clinical care that is culturally safe and accessible.
Through collaborative research, community engagement, and industry partnerships, we have the potential to drive positive change in healthcare outcomes, particularly for communities in regional, remote and very remote locations.