A.C.T. Govt Statement on Woden Campus


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The following is a statement from the A.C.T. Government.

The main building at the CIT Woden Campus has reached its full height.

This brings the project another step closer to completion.

This major milestone was celebrated today with a topping out ceremony on the building’s fifth floor.

The topping out ceremony finished with the tradition of placing a tree atop the new building. This marks the completion of the structural framework.

For a project with sustainability at its core, it was fitting that the ceremonial tree was crafted from timber frame offcuts.

The tree will become part of on-campus public art for students, staff and the community to enjoy.

The main building’s structure, floors and architectural finish are made from cross-laminated timber, sustainably sourced and manufactured in Australia. Mass timber beams are visible throughout.

The building’s roof and glazed timber façade will also be finished in the coming months.

The focus will then turn to its internal fit out, landscaping and art before building commissioning and preparing to welcome staff and students.

The CIT Woden Youth Foyer and new Public Transport Interchange will also open alongside the campus.

The project is a key part of revitalising Woden Town Centre as a place to live, work, visit, commute and now study.

The CIT Woden Campus will open to students in semester 2, 2025.

It will support up to 6,500 students each year, and offer the skills and training required for tomorrow’s careers in IT, cybersecurity, business and hospitality.

Canberrans can take advantage of the campus’s student-operated facilities, including:

  • a café
  • a restaurant
  • a hair and beauty salon
  • retail spaces.

The project is a collaboration between the ACT Government, CIT, delivery partners Lendlease, local businesses and the community.

It has already delivered over 450 jobs for Canberrans. It has also created over 5,000 hours of training for students, apprentices and trainees.

The project will create more new jobs as the campus prepares to open.