High hopes for centre

Curtin University researcher Jake Schapper, associate professor Shahed Khan and Friends president John Williams. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d408153
Curtin University researcher Jake Schapper, associate professor Shahed Khan and Friends president John Williams. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d408153

Friends president John Williams said the centre would be located at land opposite the swamp and would support school education and the community with innovative learning in sustainability and sustainable technology that supported environmental discovery.

‘It will engage worldwide, liaise regionally and contribute nationally to formal education in sustainability,’ he said.

‘Importantly, the proposed centre would be a world-class hub to engage and offer hi-tech interactive learning and exchange in sustainable technologies globally.

‘Through our work in progressing a centre I have formed collaborative connections with similar projects overseas, especially with the multi-million dollar world-class Centre of Sustainable Technology in Canada run by Earth Rangers.’

The head of Curtin’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning, associate professor Shahed Khan, is leading the project research with third-year students helping to assess the dynamics of the centre to present a documented feasibility overview.

In an effort to engage with the community in the project, Curtin University will hold an information forum at Lightning Park Recreation Centre at noon on Saturday, October 5.

Light refreshments will be provided.