Winthrop Hall, Great Court - Tropical Grove - fertilising treatment

Monday, 4 July 2016

Contractors (Palm Doctors) will be on site this week to undertake fertilsing works around Winthrop Hall, Great Court - Tropical Grove. This is to maintain the large palms in these areas. A cherry picker and ute (with spray pump unit) will be on site.

 

 

Road closure - Service Road 4 resurfacing works

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

UPDATE - 22 JULY 2016

Service Road 4 will remain closed with further works required. However, controlled access is available for service and delivery vehicles over the next week.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation while these works are being undertaken.


 

Resurfacing works on Service Road 4 will commence Wednesday 29 June for an approximate two-week period. Road closures will be in place, however, the road will be available only for service/delivery vehicles.

Campus-wide furniture, waste and e-waste collection

Monday, 27 June 2016

The University is undertaking a free campus-wide furniture, waste and e-waste collection to remove all unwanted, old or damaged items, from Monday 27 June to Friday 22 July 2016.

HV upgrade at McGillirvray Oval UWA Sports Park

Friday, 17 June 2016

Campus Management is undertaking the high voltage (HV) upgrade at McGillivray Oval UWA Sports Park which involves relocating the UWA switchgear outside the existing substation.

The upgrade will facilitate the change of electricity supply from 6.6 KV to 11 KV with improved safety and capacity in the network to cater for the future upgrade of facilities at site, and long-term plans.
Works are anticipated to be completed by December 2016.
 
Scope of works

Works occurring within the Guild Village

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

UWA’s Westpac Bank is moving premises within the Guild Village.
 
Due to the move, a number of construction activities are occurring from Thursday 9 to Friday 24 June. These include:

Lawn and oval program

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Campus Management is undertaking several ground maintenance works on its lawns, ovals and fields, which will occur over the next month.

These activities help maintain the quality of the turf for staff and student activities that are planned during the winter months. The following will be carried out:

Parking and public transport for Monday 6 June

Friday, 3 June 2016

Although Monday 6 June is a public holiday, the University parking regulations still apply as UWA will be operating as normal.

Public transport facilities will run on a Sunday timetable. Please refer to the Transperth website for details and to plan your trip.

Severe weather - stay safe and report any damage caused

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Severe weather at this time of year can cause fallen tree branches, present hazards and damage property.
We encourage you to keep informed about weather warnings and exercise caution during extreme weather events.
When on campus, it is important to observe any areas that may be restricted, signed or barricaded, as a result of damage caused by severe weather.

Hackett Hall refurbishment receives Heritage Award commendation

Monday, 23 May 2016

The refurbishment of Hackett Hall has earned a Commendation in the City of Subiaco 2016 Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Building Awards announced last month.

HAZARD - Arts Building

Monday, 23 May 2016

--UPDATED - FRIDAY 3 JUNE 2016--

Repairs to the damaged Margaret Priest swan weather vane, located on the Arts Building (one of the University’s treasures and icons) is estimated to take up to approximately 4 to 6 weeks.
 
Activities to restore the art work, include:

Map outlining Service Road 4 closures and redirections

Road Closure - Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 May - Service Road 4

Monday, 23 May 2016

There will be full road closures in place from Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 May along Service Road 4, due to essential cabling work being undertaken along this road.
 
Traffic management will be in place. Access to car park 43 and the inner campus road will be available via the temporary road between Bayliss and Sanders building’s (see attached map for details).
 
Further disruptions are scheduled to occur along Service Road 4 through to August 2016.

Reid Library refurbishment update

Monday, 23 May 2016

Paving of the northern terrace will continue, with works anticipated to be completed next week. Refurbishment of the ground-floor is ongoing with flooring starting Monday, fit-out of bathrooms underway, painting commencing in the toilets and infill glazing to continue. The paving on the east side of the building is complete, and the north-east stairwell is again available for emergency egress.
 
The closure of the Reid Library and the modifications to the electrical supply that occurred on Saturday 14 May were successfully completed on time.
 

Road closures Sunday 22 May - HBF Run for a Reason

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The HBF Run for a Reason is on this Sunday 22 May. As part of the event, Mounts Bay Road (eastbound) from the University into the City will be closed from 6am. Traffic on Thomas Street will also be impacted.

Fire alarms beeping on campus

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

We have been advised by our fire alarm monitoring company that due to a State-wide Telstra outage, all the fire alarm panels on campus are currently emitting a beeping sound.
 
This beeping sound is not a malfunction to the fire alarms. The fire alarm systems in the building are still operating normally should there be a fire incident.
 
We are awaiting further notice on when the systems will be back online and the beeping will cease.
 
We thank you for your patience.

How to help prevent false fire alarms and avoid a $750 fine

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has commenced charging a $750 fee for attendance to a fire alarm activation that is deemed false by the attending FESA crews.
 
A false fire alarm is when DFES has attended a premise/site in response to the fire detection system activating. The University has a history of a high number of false alarms on campus and we all have a role to play in preventing false alarms.



Reid Library closed on Saturday 14 May for critical power works, may affect telephony around campus

Monday, 2 May 2016

The entire Reid Library will be closed during a power shutdown on Saturday 14 May, from 6.30 am to 5 pm (normal opening hours will resume after this time).

This shutdown is required for contractors to perform necessary switchovers to power supply which will serve the ground-floor refurbishment at the Reid Library.

Important information from BI&TS

UWA’s water conservation efforts recognised

Monday, 2 May 2016

The University was recently recognised for its water conservation efforts when it received an award as part of the Water Corporation’s Water Efficiency Management Plan program.

The award recognises the efforts made by UWA in achieving an improvement in water efficiency of 10 per cent or greater during the 2014-15 financial year.

In 2015, the University achieved a 10 per cent saving in total water use (or a 5 per cent saving in water use per equivalent full-time staff and student) from 2014 levels. This equates to approximately 28 000kL or $60 000 in savings.

Reid Library lighting the way towards saving energy

Thursday, 28 April 2016

The Reid Library will receive an upgrade to all of its lighting on the ground-floor following a review by Campus Management engineers looking for ways to improve lighting efficiency and reduce energy use across campus buildings.
 
The ground-floor will be retrofitted with energy efficient light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs, which provide better quality light and use less power to generate the same level of lighting, therefore reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
 

Bright outcome for Octagon Theatre

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The Octagon Theatre is undergoing a lighting upgrade.

More than 100 halogen globes are being replaced with a new, state of the art LED system.

The new system has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of the venue and has the distinct benefit of reducing both energy consumption and maintenance costs.

Once complete later this month, the upgrade will provide users and visitors of this much loved theatre on the UWA Crawley campus, an even more enjoyable experience.

Hackett Hall refurbishment nominated for heritage award

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The refurbishment of Hackett Hall has earned a nomination in the City of Subiaco 2016 Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Building Awards.
 
The project is nominated in the Additions and Alterations to a Heritage Place category – recognising works that enhance and harmonise with a heritage building without replicating the original style to ensure old works can be distinguished from new works.