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Deakin Spine

The Pedestrian Spine at the Melbourne Burwood Campus provides pedestrian pathways to several buildings. It is a venue for key University events such as Orientation Week and the Student Services Carnival.

Project Manager: Mike David 03 9244 6244

Status: Construction

Architect: rush\wright associates

Lead contractor: Ace Contractors

The key objective for this project is to enhance the look and feel of this space by providing additional shade and seating, improved pathways and way-finding, integrated Wi-Fi infrastructure and beautiful garden beds.

Features of the Deakin Spine:

  • Improved natural stone-coloured granite paving
  • New garden beds filled with colourful native plantings
  • Wide mature canopy trees to provide extra shade
  • Improved Wi-Fi infrastructure
  • Concrete-and-grass water feature will be replaced with a large sprawling lawn. The water fountain will remain.
  • Various feature lighting
  • Improved pedestrian ramp and landscaped steps to connect the pedestrian spine easily to Building G
  • Reconfigure paths to improve pedestrian accessibility
  • Provide a secondary pedestrian spine parallel to the main concourse
  • New seating and benches
  • New timber-decked BBQ area with outdoor furniture

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Artist impression of Deakin Spine, viewed from campus entrance
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Deakin Spine, viewed from water feature

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Artist impression of Deakin Spine, viewed from north end
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