A busy season for works on campus

Service upgrade in Anchor Court

Works to construct services for a new cafe in Anchor Court commenced on Monday 15 November and are expected to be finished by 17 December. This work will involve:

  • Relocation of the existing coffee caravan to the lawn area.
  • Some demolition and trenching in the gardens adjacent to the stairs leading down to Lake Road.
  • Electrical cabling back through Physical Sciences rooms 0006, 0007 & 0008 to 0002. Our contractors are aiming to schedule the cabling works around room bookings. Outside of bookings times, access to the rooms will be restricted.
  • New water and sewer supply.

There will be intermittent noise associated with these works and people in the garden may feel some vibration at certain times due to trenching work.

Emergency phone upgrade in internal lifts

As part of the ongoing NBN roll-out, emergency phones will be upgraded in a number of internal lifts around the University. These works are expected to be completed by 5 December. The University’s current service provider, Otis Elevators, will be undertaking these works in the following locations:

  • Education
  • Union/Hub
  • PSB (one lift to be done)
  • Oasis
  • Engineering
  • Sturt North

Otis Elevators does not expect there to be any lift outages as the works will be undertaken in the lift motor room or at the control panel. The company has also advised there will be minimal noise disruption.

Gender neutral bathrooms available in Registry building

One of the gender neutral bathrooms in Registry building

Please be aware that two bathroom spaces on Level 2 of the Registry building have recently been converted into gender neutral toilets. Located in rooms 206 and 208, these bathrooms are in addition to the male and female toilets on the same level.

SAPN works in car park 14

SAPN will be carrying out repair works on electrical cables in car park 14, likely to commence from Monday 22 November. This will affect approximately 10 spaces near the centre of the car park. Please take additional care in this area during this time, and be sure to follow any directions and signage when driving or walking through the car park.

Top oval irrigation completed

Irrigation works on the Bedford Park campus top oval are now complete. There will be some settling of the surface over the next few weeks, but the space can now be used.

Despite weather delays last week, works are continuing on the bottom oval, and the Pavilion is scheduled to re-open by the end of November. Please follow any directional signage, watch for any bunting in place around hazards, and take an alternative route around the lower oval during this time.

Thinking about buying an electric vehicle?

Flinders University is working with Surge, an Australian start-up company supporting the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) into the Australian market. As part of Surge’s research, the company is looking to interview people who are considering purchasing an EV, and gauge their reactions to proposed concepts that Surge is developing to help make owning an EV easier. Participants will be asked to review a one-page story board (images with some commentary). These interviews, which will take placing in coming weeks,  will take between 30 and 45 minutes and no preparation or direct experience with EVs is needed. Please email Valerie Leung from Surge if you would like to participate.

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