Gillett Promenade pedestrian access closed

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Pedestrian and vehicle access to the southern end of Gillett Promenade will be disrupted on Monday 8 August to facilitate the removal of a redundant transformer from the main central plant.

Physics Building lobby refurbishment

Thursday, 28 July 2016

The lobby of the Physics Building is undergoing a refurbishment with works expected to be completed in August 2016.

The Ross and Clews Theatres are both open, and lectures running as per your timetable in these rooms.

Access to the building is available via the front glass doors. We apologise for any noise or inconvenience these works may produce.

Service Road 4 reopened for vehicle access only

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Works have now been compeleted on Service Road 4, and vehichle ONLY access is once again available.

Pedestrians please use alternative routes to access campus.

We thank you for your patience while works on this road were undertaken.


Tree removal at Sunken Garden

Friday, 22 July 2016

In the interest of public safety, Campus Management will be removing one Melaleuca Ianceolata tree at the Sunken Garden (road level) on Saturday 23 July 2016.

Lawns program on campus

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Campus Management's Grounds team is undertaking aerating and overseeding on some areas of the campus grounds to improve the lawn area surfaces, Thursday 7 and Friday 8 July. These activites will be undertaken at James Oval, Oak Lawn, Great Court Lawn and the Sunken Garden (north of the Arts Building). Some areas will be required to be roped off to allow the seed to germinate.



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


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.