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DECEMBER 17, 2019 • NEWS

First sod turned for CSU’s $22m Academic and Research Hub

Lipman Pty Ltd along with Charles Sturt University (CSU) hosted a sod turning for the new $22 million Academic and Research Hub project, which will be the centrepiece to the University’s new School of Rural Medicine in Orange. This program is also a joint venture with Western Sydney University.

Deputy Prime Minister The Honourable Mr Michael McCormack, Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government The Honourable Mr Mark Coulton, Member for Calare The Honourable Mr Andrew Gee, and Charles Sturt Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann were joined by more than 70 guests at the ceremony.

Construction of the Academic and Research Hub, designed by Brewster Hjorth Architects will consist of Joint Medical Program (JMP) learning spaces and staff offices, as well as an Indigenous student centre, a floor dedicated to health research, meeting rooms, and other shared spaces.

Lipman Regional Manager Andrew Middleton said the company had a long history of completing large-scale projects for academic institutions.

“Lipman has constructed a range of high-tech, sustainable projects to ensure universities have state-of-the-art facilities,” Mr Middleton said.

“We have strong ties to the regional communities of NSW and are proud to work with Charles Sturt University and its partners by constructing one of the region’s most important educational facilities.

“The Lipman team and I look forward to seeing this project come to fruition.”

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