Most of you are probably living it up at home or clocking some extra work hours. But if you are on campus at the Student Centre, take note of some works happening there as Yunggorendi gets an upgrade. Reading time ~ 1 minute, 45 seconds.
There will be some activity happening around the Student Centre where HCDS is located, as part of upgrades to Yunggorendi Mande. Keep this in mind if you are in the area for appointments.
Included below are the most recent updates from Properties and Facilities about the upgrade.
Update from 28/11/22
Further to my correspondence below, a quick update to let you know that the Office of Indigenous Strategy & Engagement Reception Upgrade project in Yunggorendi Mande will commence on Monday 28 November 2022.
There will be a temporary fence compound setup on the paved area located between the Student Centre / Yunggorendi Mande and the Registry building. This compound will be used by the contractors to house skip bins for waste materials and any other site materials they may require. We would ask that you follow any directional signage and be mindful of contractors moving around this area.
Access will be maintained to both sets of doors at the southern end of this building, however again we ask that you be aware of any contractors moving through the building with materials etc.
Next week the works being undertaken will be investigatory and we don’t anticipate any disruptions to staff or services within the building during this time.
Thanks for your patience as we undertake these works to improve our campus and Flinders community.
Update from 17/11/22
A quick note to let you know that the Office of Indigenous Strategy & Engagement Reception Upgrade project in Yunggorendi Mande will commence on Monday 28 November 2022.
This work will involve reconfiguration and remodelling of the reception area to create a professional reception and waiting area for Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement (OISE) students, staff and visitors. In addition, glazed office fronts are to be installed to provide natural light ingress into the area and encourage better connectivity between students, staff and Elders on campus.
The project will benefit our University community in a number of ways:
- Promoting the University’s commitment to Indigenous education and the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), by providing quality, culturally safe spaces that facilitate a sense of belonging that foster positive outcomes for Indigenous people in higher education.
- Encourage better connectivity between students, staff and Elders on Campus
- The outcome of this project will provide a modern look which is in-line with other executive / professional offices in the University. A remodel and refresh of the reception area will provide a welcoming space and waiting area for the Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous.
- Glazed offices will increase engagement, accessibility and productivity between students and staff. Use of space which will improve organisation, creating better storage, movement through the space and overall workflow.
Please be aware that the following areas will be affected during these works:
- Yunggorendi Mande Level 1
- Yunggorendi Mande Level 2
At this stage, we expect that works will be completed by 17 February 2023.