Local News: New Student Accommodation for CDU City Campus

Latitude College is supporting the news that Charles Darwin University plans to create more student accommodation in the Darwin CBD. This designated student accommodation will not only help CDU students, but also free up other housing in the city for other students and Territorians, making it easier for everyone to find suitable accommodation in the area.

The new student accommodation building – expected to house around 350 students – will be located across the road from the Charles Darwin University City campus on a part of the site at 56 Woods Street Darwin. This land includes the Old Darwin Primary School building and the new student accommodation facility will be positioned at the Woods Street end of the land and is not planned to impact the existing building.

The Chief Minister Eva Lawler has also written to the Federal Government to ensure that the Northern Territory is carved out and exempted from any caps to international students imposed on other parts of Australia.

Quotes attributed to Chief Minister Eva Lawler:

“This agreement with CDU will ensure the next generation of Territory workers can stay near where they study, making it easier for them to get the skills they need for the career.

“More students living and studying in the CBD will also deliver a big boost to local businesses and encourage more investment in Darwin.

“I will always stand up to Canberra to fight for the Territory, that’s why we need to be exempt from any international student cap imposed on the East Coast or down south.”