Works of campus – 17 November 2021

Service upgrade in Anchor Court

Works to build in services for a new cafe 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 you may feel some vibration at certain times from outside in the garden when trenching.

Emergency phone upgrade in internal lifts

As part of the ongoing NBN roll-out, we’ll be upgrading our emergency phones in a number of internal lifts around the University. We anticipate that works will be completed by 5 December.

Our 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 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. They have also advised that there will be minimal impact in terms of noise.

Gender neutral bathrooms available 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 from Monday 22 November. This will affect approximately 10 spaces around 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.

Oval irrigation – top oval completed

Irrigation works on the top oval are now completed. There will be some settling of the surface over the next couple of weeks, however the space can now be used.

Despite weather delays last week, we are still expecting to complete works on the bottom oval and reopen the Pavilion 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?

We’re working with Surge, an Australian start-up supporting the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the Australian market.

As part of their research, they’re looking to interview people who are considering purchasing an EV. The aim is to listen to participants’ personal reactions to some of the 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). The interview will take between 30 and 45 minutes and no preparation or direct experience with EVs is needed. We expect that the interviews will happen in the coming weeks.

Please email Valerie Leung from Surge if you would like to participate.

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