ACU opens new health sciences hub
ACU’s new Daniel Mannix Building (TDMB) in Fitzroy was officially opened by Victorian Higher Education Minister Peter Hall, Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart, and Emeritus Professor Chris Sheargold recently.
TDMB is one of Australia’s most sustainable buildings – annually generating 55 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions and reducing water consumption by more than half a million litres, when compared to a conventional building of its size and purpose.
The facility comprises a 300-seat lecture theatre, specialist-learning facilities in health sciences and psychology, a fitness centre, chapel and rooftop garden.
Minister Hall said the building represents a welcome boost for health studies in Melbourne as well as the environment.
“With an aging population, more than ever we need trained health professionals,” he said. “The building will help ensure top-quality education for the next generation of nurses, midwives, exercise scientists, psychologists and occupational therapists.”