Northern Territory Minister for Education Selena Uibo
$10.3 Million Darwin Middle School Multipurpose Hall Officially Opens
Victor P Taffa
Second stage of a transformative, $28.4 Million infrastructure investment in the Bullocky Point Education Precinct a multipurpose hall at Darwin Middle School is officially open to students.
“Territory Government is pleased to be delivering on this major investment in the Bullocky Point Education Precinct, which expands the educational offerings at the three sites.” Minister for Education Selena Uibo said.
“Multipurpose hall at Darwin Middle School enhances the school’s ability to provide high-quality learning in a contemporary environment and supports the school for future growth.”
New $10.3 Million, state-of-the-art multipurpose hall will support a range of sports, arts and educational activities for the school’s 800 students, with the following features:
- Large gymnasium
- Rock climbing and abseiling wall
- Indoor basketball court with retractable seating and box theatre for 200 students
- Multifunction drama and dance space that can convert to a studio theatre
- Two classrooms dedicated to health and physical education
- Teacher preparation space and storage space.
“Territory Government was elected to create jobs for Territorians and opportunities for Territory kids, and that’s what we are delivering.” Chief Minister and Member for Fannie Bay Michael Gunner said.
Northern Territory Government is delivering a major infrastructure investment at the Bullocky Point Education Precinct, which encompasses 3 government schools Darwin High School, Darwin Middle School and the Northern Territory School of Distance Education.
It is the Northern Territory’s most populous school site, attended by more than 2,000 students.
3 stage development includes:
- $15.9 Million Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Centre at Darwin High School (Completed 2019)
- $10.3 Million Multipurpose Hall at Darwin Middle School (Completed 2020)
- $2.2 Million landscaping works to join the two campuses (in progress)
Construction of the multipurpose was undertaken by Territory builder Sunbuild and supported 100 local jobs, including 31 Aboriginal workers and one Aboriginal apprentice.