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Work starts on neighbourhood centre at The Heights

Artist’s impression of the new neighbourhood centre at The Heights, Durack Artist’s impression of the new neighbourhood centre at The Heights, Durack

Construction has started on a $1.5 million neighbourhood centre at The Heights, Durack – just next door to Charles Darwin University’s Palmerston campus.

Designed by local architects MKEA Architects, and built by Thoroughbred Constructions Pty Ltd, the 2000sqm site will become a social hub where local residents will enjoy a variety of community events and exhibitions.

The ground-breaking initiative is a collaborative effort of The Heights’ partners, CIC Australia and CDU, and the City of Palmerston – both parties are contributing $750,000 each to the project.

Due for completion in April 2016, the building will initially combine a sales and information centre for The Heights project and a community arts precinct for the city. In time, the City of Palmerston will take up the operation of the facility on behalf of the local community.

The new neighbourhood centre is expected to help forge even stronger community ties in Durack and Palmerston, establishing a venue for public meetings and bringing people of all ages together to enjoy and celebrate special events.

The Heights, Durack, will ultimately accommodate more than 800 households, with a diverse range of housing opportunities, suited to all lifestyles including independent retirement living. 

As well as having the university on their doorstep, residents will have access to schools, a range of facilities and shops – including the landmark Gateway Shopping Centre where stages one and two are due to open in mid-2016 – within easy reach. The Palmerston Town Centre is also just a two-minute drive away. 

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