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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.