• $853 million ECU campus to create over 5000 jobs in Perth, Western Australia.

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$853 million ECU campus to create over 5000 jobs in Perth, Western Australia.

Commonwealth and Western Australian Government has announced the start of construction work on the $853 million Edith Cowen University campus in Perth CBD.

Occupying 60,000 square meters, the ECU City will feature a vertical campus in the heart of the Perth City Link, directly across from Yagan Square.

Key features will include:

  • Six state-of-the-art Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) public performance venues, as home to more than 300 public performances every year
  • Dynamic digital media façade and immersive entrance that envelopes the public plaza
  • Digital smart labs and industry engagement hub
  • Radio, television, and film production studios
  • Arts and design studios and workshops
  • Public gallery and event spaces
  • Technology enhanced learning commons and student support facilities.

The project which is being delivered by head contractor Multiplex is expected to create 5000 jobs during construction and up to 800 construction and support staff are anticipated to be on site during the peak construction period. The goal is to award at least three percent of subcontractors to registered Aboriginal businesses, whilst Aboriginal Australians will constitute a minimum of 2.1 per cent of the construction workforce.

WA Premiere Mark McGowan stated that the ECU City will transform the face of the Perth city, drawing thousands of students and staff to the city centre every day to create a thriving and vibrant CBD.

Source: Ground Brakes on Huge Perth University Campus

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