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University of Ballarat MTTC & UBTec Project

By December 20, 2011 No Comments

OMTrak has been selected by the University of Ballarat for the delivery of Operations & Maintenance Manuals on the new MTTC & UBTec project.

The history of the University of Ballarat dates through its predecessor institutions, from 1870 when the School of Mines and Industries Ballarat was founded. This makes it the third oldest tertiary institution in Australia.

In conjunction with architects Gray Puksand and Mclldowie Partners, Meinhardt has been commissioned for the new A$18.1 million MTTC (Manufacturing Technical Training Centre) at the University of Ballarat.

The project, at the School of Mines Ballarat campus, will integrate with the A$9.5 million UBTec (University of Ballarat Technical Education Centre) also currently being designed by the same design team.

MTTC will be a 3 level purpose-built facility linking with existing buildings and landscaping, and is to achieve the equivalent of a 5 Star Green Rating.

Nicholson Construction has been awarded the $18m contract to construct the MTTC and the project will create around 20 new jobs in Ballarat and be one of the largest Nicholson projects to date.

This amazing new facility will allow the University to provide training at the highest possible standard by utilising the latest manufacturing technology. Using this facility year 11-12 students will be able to obtain VCAL qualifications with the manufacturing centre providing training in engineering.

Nicholson Construction are already successfully managing the handover of O&M’s on the Australian Centre of Democracy (formerly known as the Eureka Visitor Centre) which has a project value in the region of $6m.