The table below shows the current works across all Deakin campuses. Please click on the relevant headline for more information about each project, including contact details of the project manager in case you have any concerns.

For information about major projects, please visit our IPG web page.

Posted Campus Description Start Finish
20/05/2020BurwoodMulti-purpose Sports Court20/05/202030/11/2020
30/04/2020Waurn PondsBuilding JB and JC - Roof cleaning and rectification works 30/04/202007/06/2020
30/04/2020Waurn PondsBuilding LA - High Voltage RMU installation 30/04/202016/08/2020
22/04/2020Waurn PondsBuilding KA Level 5 Refurbishment22/04/202031/07/2020
22/04/2020Waurn PondsBuilding NA - HVAC upgrade 22/04/202031/12/2020
31/03/2020Waurn PondsLift Maintenance - Multiple Buildings31/03/202031/05/2020
26/03/2020Waurn PondsRoad network and lighting upgrades 25/05/202030/05/2020
Waurn Ponds
Cloud Class Booths (Multi-campus)26/03/202031/05/2020
30/10/2019Waurn PondsNew Student Accommodation 30/10/201931/03/2021
Waurn Ponds
Cladding Replacement Works - Stage 315/10/201931/12/2020
18/09/2019Waurn PondsAgriBusiness - Service Installation 18/09/201931/05/2020
01/03/2019Waurn PondsMicrogrid Solar Farm 27/05/201930/06/2020
19/06/2018BurwoodCar Park 11 - Closure19/06/201801/06/2020
14/06/2018BurwoodDeakin Law School Building (LC) construction14/06/201801/07/2020

Multi-purpose Sports Court - Burwood

Starts 20/05/2020, finishes 30/11/2020

A new outdoor multi-purpose sports court is being constructed as part of Building LC project.

Works will commence from Monday 25 May and are expected to be completed in November 2020.

Located adjacent to Car Park 11, the new sport court also includes spectator seating, landscaping, new stair access and lighting.

Pedestrian access via the green stairs adjacent to the Burwood Link will be temporarily closed. However full access will remain across the Burwood Link or via Uganda Street.

Car Park 11 continues to remain closed while Building LC construction continues.

Further information

Hadrian Phillip
Infrastructure and Property Group
9246 8490

Building JB and JC - Roof cleaning and rectification works - Waurn Ponds

Starts 30/04/2020, finishes 07/06/2020

We are conducting cleaning, inspection and repair works to Buildings JB and JC, along with the painting of a protective solution to the roof, commencing Monday 4 May. 

These works may involve some intermittent noise impacts, and you will notice tradespeople working on top of, and around the buildings, including spraying water on to the roof. 

Although we are not expecting access changes, please watch your step when moving around work areas and follow all warning and directional signage. 

Works are due for completion by early June, 2020.

Further information
Patrick Brislane 
Infrastructure and Property Group
61 3 5227 267

Building LA - High Voltage RMU installation - Waurn Ponds

Starts 30/04/2020, finishes 16/08/2020

The High Voltage cable in the Building LA courtyard is being reconfigured and a new switchboard and RMU unit is being installed. 

Works are commencing on Monday 18 May and you will notice a closed work zone, with temporary fencing. There may be some minor noise impacts intermittently, and you will see tradespoeople working. 

There will be some power disruptions necessary for these works to be completed, which will impact Buildings LA, LB, LC, LH and Kids Plus. Further details will be provided for these outages shortly. 

Works are due to be completed by the end of 2020.

Further information
Pat Brislane
Infrastructure and Property Group
61 3 5227 2697

Building KA Level 5 Refurbishment - Waurn Ponds

Starts 22/04/2020, finishes 31/07/2020

We're increasing space and creating a modern and flexible new work environment through the redevelopment of Building KA at the Waurn Ponds Campus. Thie infilll of the central courtyard is already completed and works are ongoing to complete a full refurbishment of Level 5.

Access changes:

  • No access to Level 5 of Building KA 
  • Some access changes surrounding Building KA, please follow all direcitonal signage.

Construction impacts:

There will be some construction noise, access and services disruptions required to facilitate construction of the infill, such as: 

  • Visual distraction of construction equipment and contractors on site 
  • Noisy works such as demolition of courtyard structures, internal walls and existing services 
  • General construction noise such as banging, cutting, grinding and sawing 
  • Power and water outages (planned outages will be scheduled out of hours whenever possible).

Works are due for completion by the end of July, until then, thank you for your patience.

Read more on the building project web page

Further information:

Adam Fletcher
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 522 73431

Building NA - HVAC upgrade - Waurn Ponds

Starts 22/04/2020, finishes 31/12/2020

Works are taking place to upgrade the existing Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system in Building NA. This is to install more energy efficient and sustainable solution. 

During works, you may notice: 

  • Some intermittent interruptions to services. Any major outages will be directly communicated with affected stakeholders prior to the outage
  • Tradespeople working and transporting materials, mainly outside Building NA
  • Some construction machinery and intermittent noise impacts.
Works are due to be completed by the end of 2020.
Further information
Pat Brislane 
Infrastructure and Property Group 
61 3 5227 2697

Lift Maintenance - Multiple Buildings - Waurn Ponds

Starts 31/03/2020, finishes 31/05/2020

Works will be taking place across the Waurn Ponds Campus from Wednesday 1 April for the installation of cellular gateway in the lifts. 

Contractors will be working in the following buildings: DD, JC, JB and IC.

These works are not expected to cause disruption, however some lifts will be unavailable for short periods of time (approximately 15 minutes) and you will notice tradespeople working, signage will be in place during these times. 

Further information

Candice Morrice
Infrastructure and Property Group
61 3 5227 3011 

Road network and lighting upgrades - Waurn Ponds

Starts 25/05/2020, finishes 30/05/2020

The Waurn Ponds Campus road network is being upgraded as part of important safety upgrades. Works will run until late March across various areas of the campus. These upgrade works will include:

  • Improving damaged or poor quality roads
  • Increasing pedestrian safety through the installation of solar lighting at all pedestrian crossings
  • Removal and replacement of faded or damaged signage
  • New line marking where required

While works are taking place, there will be various vehicular and pedestrian access changes, please follow all signage and traffic management instructions.

Upcoming work areas

Baxter Drive, Friday 29 May, from 7am - 10am

During this time, there will be no access to Baxter Drive from Nicol Drive South. Traffic management will be in place to assist vehicles in navigating through the area. 

Further information
Rod Taylor
Infrastructure and Property Group
61 3 5227 2657

Cloud Class Booths (Multi-campus) - Burwood/Warrnambool/Waurn Ponds

Starts 26/03/2020, finishes 31/05/2020

Works will be undertaken at the Burwood, Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool campuses to refurbish six spaces into fit-for-purpose digital recording rooms.

The new Cloud Class Booths will be fitted with appropriate acoustic materials, feature high-end recording equipment including audio-visual and computers, and will be bookable.

Works are set to commence on Monday 30 March and be completed by late-May.

Locations are as follows:

  • Burwood: Building EA - EA2.37, EA2.38 & EA2.41
  • Waurn Ponds: Building DD - DD2.202
  • Waurn Ponds: Building KC - KC1.018.1
  • Warrnambool: Building F - F3.07/F3.08

Further information

Tom Hartcher (Burwood)
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 9244 6107

Mariska Cornelius (Waurn Ponds/Warrnambool)
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 5247 9268

New Student Accommodation - Waurn Ponds

Starts 30/10/2019, finishes 31/03/2021

A new student accommodation precinct is being constructed at the Waurn Ponds Campus. The precinct will feature:

  • 32, two-level townhouses
  • Communal buildings
  •  Extension of Baxter Drive to connect to Residences Road
  • Landscaping throughout new areas

 Construction will commence in November and is due for completion in April 2021, until then, you will notice:

  • Large construction site within the current residential precinct
  • Closure to Car Parks 7, 9, and 10
  • Various vehicle and pedestrian access changes, please follow wayfinding signage
  • Noise impacts at varying levels for occupants in the buildings surrounding the construction zone
  •  Closure of the tennis courts alternative courts are available at Waurn Ponds Estate.


Further information
Saumya Brahma
Infrastructure and Property Group
61 3 5227 2262

Cladding Replacement Works - Stage 3 - Burwood/Warrnambool/Waurn Ponds

Starts 15/10/2019, finishes 31/12/2020

We are commencing Stage 3 of the Cladding Replacement Works program at the Burwood, Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool campuses from mid-November as part of campus improvement and maintenance works.

The works will remove degraded and outdated cladding and external wall features, which will be replaced with modern materials. The works will be staggered across multiple locations which are as follows:

  • Burwood - Buildings LA, LB, MC, HD, HC, HE
  • Waurn Ponds - Buildings NK, FK, FJ, FL, FM
  • Warrnambool - Building P

Tradespeople will initially work to remove the existing material, followed by the installation of the new material. The work will involve a rolling construction area around the building, and the use of lifting machinery such as a boom lift or elevated work platform. There may be some noise and access impacts. While this cannot be avoided, very noisy or disruptive works will be programmed outside of work hours where possible to minimise disruption.

Please follow all directional signage to ensure your safety in these work areas.

Further information 

Alex D'Aloia
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 9246 8101

AgriBusiness - Service Installation - Waurn Ponds

Starts 18/09/2019, finishes 31/05/2020

Critical service infrastructure to support future development in the AgriBusiness precinct is being installed. This precinct is located on the Waurn Ponds Campus to the west of Waurn Ponds Estate. 

Stage 1 works will commence on Friday 20 September and will involve contractors working to the west of the roundabout past Car Park 3 on Nicol Drive South, beyond Waurn Ponds Estate and ceasing at the Solar Farm construction site. Works will also be occurring at the lakeside north of Waurn Pond Estate and detours may be in place at the running track during this time.

Trucks and excavators will be active on site, working on the left hand side of the road. The road will remain open at all times however there will be intermittent closures of various sections of the left lane required. During these times traffic diversions will be in place to direct you around work areas.

Works are expected to be completed by May 2020.

Further information

Mariska Cornelius
Infrastructure and Property Group
61 3 5247 9268

Microgrid Solar Farm - Waurn Ponds

Starts 27/05/2019, finishes 30/06/2020

Deakin is partnering with AusNet Services and Mondo Power to establish a Renewable Energy Microgrid on our Waurn Ponds Campus.

A core component of the Renewable Energy Microgrid is the construction of a 14.5 hectare Solar Farm at the rear of campus. This will commence from Monday 27 May and extend through to mid 2020.

Given its distance from neighbouring properties and other buildings on campus, noise generated from installation of the Solar Farm is not expected to cause disturbance.

Further information: 

Adam Fletcher
Infrastructure and Property Group
61 3 5227 3431

Car Park 11 - Closure - Burwood

Starts 19/06/2018, finishes 01/06/2020

Car Park 11 will be closed until Building LC construction completion in mid-2020. Pedestrian access will be maintained across the car park enabling connectivity between Gardiners Creek trail and the Elgar Road campus (near Building LP).

Alternative car spaces are available in Car Park 12 and Car Park 6.

Thank you for your patience as we build the new Deakin Law School Building (LC).

For more information:

John Hansen
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 9244 6671

Deakin Law School Building (LC) construction - Burwood

Starts 14/06/2018, finishes 01/07/2020

The new Deakin Law School Building (Building LC) is under construction at the Elgar Road precinct.

There will be some impacts including noise, access and services disruptions required to facilitate the construction of this new building.

Please follow directional signage and traffic management during this period, and follow Facilities Services Help Desk on Yammer for notifications on major interruptions.

The new building will be operational for Trimester 2, 2020. Read more about it on the building project webpage

Further information:

John Hansen
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 9244 6671