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.

Traffic and pedestrian access closures along Service Road 4

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

There will be further works being undertaken along Service Road 4 due to the installation of conduits across the road . Anticipated impacts include:

    •    Pedestrian access closed until further notice. Please use Myers Street as alternative pedestrian access (see map below)

Minister visits Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Education Minister Simon Birmingham, toured our soon to be completed Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre last week during his visit to Perth. The Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre is a collaborative project funded by the Australian Institute of Marine Science, CSIRO, Department of Fisheries WA, UWA and a grant from the Australian Government as part of the Education Investment Fund. Education Minister Simon Birmingham at the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre video


Traffic changes to Service Road 4 - Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 April 2016

Friday, 15 April 2016

Due to upgrades and improvements by Western Power of essential power supply to the Crawley campus, there will be partial road closures and disruptions to Service Road 4 from Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 April 2016.
Traffic management will be in place, with the service road limited to one-way ENTRY ONLY from Fairway.

Mounts Bay Road closed westbound Sunday 17 April 2016

Friday, 15 April 2016

If you are travelling to campus on Sunday 17 April, please note Mounts Bay Road westbound (Riverside Drive to Hackett Drive) will be closed from 5am – 10.30am due to an event taking place (Super Sprint Triathlon).

There will also be disruptions to bus services during this time. 

We recommend you check information on bus services via the Transperth website.

Disruptions to Service Road 4

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Please be aware that major works works will be occurring on service road 4, and partial road closures will be in place until the end of August 2016.

Access into and out of car park 43 is still available.

It is advised that pedestrians use Myers Street as an alternate walking route, via the lane between the Bayliss and Saunders buildings. while these works are underway.

Reid Library refurbishment update

Thursday, 7 April 2016
  • Ductwork installation continuing
  • External sewerage works continuing
  • Ground-floor refurbishment ongoing
  • Occupation archives anticipated from Monday 4 April
  • Workstations first-floor connected to new communications room from Monday 4 April
  • Installation of service poles and relocation of workstations first-floor
  • First-floor not accessible - Friday 8 to Sunday 10 April and Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 April

Refurbishment of the ground-floor is in full swing, with services prelay expected to be completed over the next two weeks and the

Safety lighting for Dolphin

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Works are now underway to improve the safety of visitors to UWA’s Dolphin Theatre.
New strip lighting to the stairs and emergency lighting is being installed to bring the venue up to required safety standards.

Opened in 1976, the Dolphin Theatre is a popular, small proscenium arch theatre with 198 raked seats located in the heart of the campus. It is primarily used for University theatre productions.

Riley Oval

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Works to improve the lighting on Riley Oval are now underway.

Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre - Crawley

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Construction of the IOMRC facility on the Crawley campus is progressing well.

Road closure Hackett Drive and Mounts Bay Road on Friday 11 March – cycling event

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Are you travelling to the UWA Crawley campus on Friday 11 March 2016? If so, you will need to plan ahead as there will be road closures for the 2016 Gran Fondo World Series Time Trial cycling event.

Road closures - Sunday 21 February 2016

Thursday, 18 February 2016

The 2016 Perth Triathlon is on this Sunday. In particular, road closures will be in place along Mounts Bay Road near the Crawley Campus.

With UWA hosting the Perth Writers Festival this weekend, you may like to familiarise yourself with road closures that will be in place on Sunday 21 February.

Japanese pond works - enhancement program

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Every 5 years, the pond located in the Japanese studies courtyard (Social Sciences) undergoes an enhancement program to improve the overall environment of the water quality and surroundings for the animal habitat residing in the pond.

Air-conditioning services affected

Thursday, 4 February 2016

UPDATE (4.15pm - 4 February )

The electrical incident is now under control and alternative supply has resulted in the air-conditioning plant returning to normal operation.

Air-conditioning temperatures to the Crawley campus will return back to normal in the next hour.