Students in Bendigo are a step closer to having the modern training facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney today joined Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards to announce Kane Nicholson would build Bendigo TAFE’s Bendigo City campus revitalisation project, and to turn the first sod on the $60 million project.
The project will deliver an education precinct that will boost activity and vibrancy in Bendigo’s central business district and invest in the future of regional Victoria.
The redevelopment will include the construction of a new three-storey building along Chapel Street, the refurbishment and repurposing of existing buildings on the campus, and the demolition of an existing building to allow for the future construction of the Bendigo Law Courts building.
The new and refurbished facilities will provide a new Learning Hub that will be a one-stop-shop for learning and student support, with collaborative spaces for students, teachers and the community to engage in social and learning activities
There will also be a new Industry Innovation Centre that will provide a flexible and accessible interface between Bendigo TAFE and industry.
The current Bendigo Technical Education Campus operations will be relocated to the Bendigo City Campus as part of the upgrade.
The project was designed by award-winning Victorian architects Architectus and Six Degrees and is scheduled to be completed by August 2021.
As stated by Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney
“The Bendigo City campus revitalisation project is another great example of the work we’re doing to develop training solutions that meet the needs of students and industry as they adapt in a changing economy.”
As stated by Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan
“This project means Bendigo TAFE can continue to support locals to learn and work right here in Bendigo.”
As stated by Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards
“Students in Bendigo and the surrounding communities deserve the best training facilities and that’s what this project will deliver, giving local people the opportunities they need to get a good job.”
As stated by CEO Bendigo TAFE Sally Curtain
“The revitalisation of the Bendigo TAFE city campus will provide a collaborative and invigorating environment where all students feel welcome, supported and that they belong.”