With a strong theme of connection to country carried throughout the design and construction, the Oodgeroo unit successfully promotes higher levels of tertiary education participation, through a strong commitment of providing support and developing better access to education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
QUT has been providing support for the University's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students since its establishment in 1991. The unit was renamed in 2006 after QUT recognised the knowledgeable influence on Australian history and literature by artist Oodgeroo Noonuccal.
The works included stripping out existing computer labs in two separate buildings and replacing them with new state of the art facilities and equipment, with a wonderful emphasis on indigenous art both internally and externally to D Block. Native plantings and sympathetic hard landscaping complement the building works. Project Budget was $3.28M. Construction by Schiavello with completion 16 April 2021.
Rob Camping and Jasmin Yuke (pictured) completed the APP team.