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Ngoolark (Building 34)

Construction is almost complete on a new $72 million building program set to transform the Joondalup Campus by creating a new, active space for university life.

Drawing together student facilities under one roof, it will also increase the vibrancy of the campus and make ECU’s Joondalup Campus an even more desirable place to study and work.

The building’s design incorporates a number of features taken from local Nyoongar history which inspired the building’s name – Ngoolark – the Nyoongar word for the endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo.

The cockatoos are native to Western Australia’s South West region and can regularly be seen around the Joondalup Campus.

The golden sunshading covering the building’s exterior mimics its namesake’s striking plumage while the pattern is repeated in the building’s flooring.

The new building has also been designed to complement the existing architecture the Joondalup Campus is renowned for, including the iconic Chancellery (Building 1) and the award-winning Library (Building 31).

Ngoolark will incorporate state-of-the art technology and will meet the equivalent of a five-star energy efficiency rating.

With five floors, Ngoolark has been designed to draw in natural light, connect with outdoor areas and engage with the existing buildings.

Ngoolark  will be officially opened in March 2015.

News & events


Student Services relocation on Joondalup Campus

From Monday, 19 January the following Student Services will be located in Ngoolark (Building 34) on Joondalup Campus.

Curtain wall installer Greg Pearce attaches one of the 1100 sheets of sunshading to the new building. Thumbnail

Pieces of puzzle falling into place

It takes a fair amount of time and patience to put together a 1000 piece jigsaw – but can you imagine if each piece was three meters long and the puzzle covered 2500 sqm?

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Frequently asked questions

  • What is Ngoolark (Building 34)?
  • How will I benefit?
  • Will the construction affect me?

Find the answers to these questions and more on our Frequently asked questions page.

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Progress on Building 34

Artist impressions

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