2018 Major works program

Whilst Property Services have a priority focus on providing facilities that are fit-for-purpose and maintained to all codes and regulations, work is also undertaken on major upgrades and new works to support the changing University environment.

Following is a brief look at some of these works completed during 2018.

Lismore campus

Kellas Street campus entrance

To provide safer egress onto campus, encouraging drivers and cyclists to adhere to the 20kph campus speed limit.

Works include the removal of the roundabout and installation of a stop sign on entry to the campus. The upper road was modified to align with Rifle Range Road.

Kellas St project

EAL project

Environmental Analysis Laboratory

To provide additional space for the EAL to support their expansion.

Works include reducing the size of the biology laboratory without significantly impacting on its functionality and building a new purpose built facility for EAL.

Disability Access Program

To continue to improve facilities and access for people with disabilities.

Footpath upgrades continued for improved wheelchair access both in width and incline. The disabled toilet in the Plaza was upgraded to support the use of a hoist and associated equipment.

Plaza DDA project

Gold Coast campus

Digital Enterprise Laboratory

To support research and teaching in digital technology.

Renewing of the workspace with an emphasis on vibrancy and functionality.

DEL project

Fitness project

Fitness Centre

To enhance student amenity on the Gold Coast Campus.

Full remodelling from a lecture space to a fitness centre including cardio and weight equipment and a full program of virtual Les Mills classes.

Events Space

To provide a fluid space to support a variety of University events.

Removal of the old library and installation of an AV system, staging, and a caterers kitchen. Remodelling of the space into a modern open plan area.

Event space project

Coffs Harbour campus

Generator upgrade

To provide an essential energy source to support the National Marine Science Centre marine research and aquarium.

Upgrade the existing 28kv generator with a 60kva generator to provide enough energy for up to 12 hours during outages.

Generator project

Allied health project

Health Sciences Building

A contract has been awarded to Woollams Construction for the new Health Sciences Building at the CHEC campus. Work is well under way and the building is due to be delivered in the 3rd QTR 2019.