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
30/10/2020Waurn PondsPortable Removal 30/10/202031/12/2020
26/10/2020WaterfrontBuilding D - Power Interruption 26/10/202002/11/2020
13/10/2020WarrnamboolHydrogen Test Beds13/10/202031/03/2021
12/10/2020WarrnamboolBuilding G - Canopy Improvement Works 12/10/202016/11/2020
30/09/2020BurwoodImproved Deakin Experience and Access (IDEA) Burwood30/09/202006/02/2021
24/09/2020Waurn PondsCarbon Revolution - Car Park Extension 24/09/202006/11/2020
Waurn Ponds
Emergency and Exit Lighting (stairwells)04/09/202031/12/2020
Waurn Ponds
All Buildings - Next Generation Security System (NGSS)01/09/202031/12/2021
01/09/2020Waurn PondsBuilding NA - External Rectification Works01/09/202031/12/2020
01/09/2020WaterfrontCosta Hall - Refurbishment Works01/09/202031/12/2020
14/07/2020BurwoodLight Pole Maintenance Works 14/07/202031/10/2020
20/05/2020BurwoodMulti-purpose Sports Court20/05/202028/02/2021
22/04/2020Waurn PondsBuilding NA - HVAC upgrade 22/04/202031/12/2020
30/10/2019Waurn PondsNew Student Accommodation 30/10/201931/03/2021
Waurn Ponds
Cladding Replacement Works - Stage 315/10/201931/12/2020

Portable Removal - Waurn Ponds

Starts 30/10/2020, finishes 31/12/2020

Multiple portables are going to be removed from the southern end of Waurn Ponds Campus, adjacent to Building IC. Works are expected to run from November through to the end of 2020. 

These ageing portables have reached end of life and will be disembled and removed to be re-purposed and recycled:

IH, IG, IF, IE, II, IL and IN 

Temporary fencing will be installed around these portables and some pedestrian detours will be in place with signage installed to assist you in navigating around the work zone. 

Further information
Madi Walters
Infrastructure and Property Group
61 3 5247 9573

Building D - Power Interruption - Waterfront

Starts 26/10/2020, finishes 02/11/2020

The power will be temporarily shut down to Building D, on Sunday 1 November from 6am to 10am, as part of Electrical Switchboard Replacement works. 

There will be no power to lights and power sockets, however the data centre, air conditioning, security swipe systems and fire panels will not be affected, or will continue to operate via battery back-up. 

Further information

David Barber
Infrastructure and Property Group
9246 8199

Hydrogen Test Beds - Warrnambool

Starts 13/10/2020, finishes 31/03/2021

Construction works have commenced for the Hydrogen Test Beds project, which is a first step in the development of hydrogen research at Hycel Technology Hub at the Warrnambool Campus. Works are not expected to be overly disruptive, however you may notice:

  • Trucks, excavators and other heavy machinery will be in operation in the area   
  • There will be some noise impacts, including safety beeping and general construction noise such as drilling and digging  
  • Trucks will be travelling along the access road adjacent to the work zone, past the Warrnambool and District Community Hospice.  

Construction is expected to be ongoing until late 2020 or early 2021.  

Further information 
Patrick Brislane
Infrastructure and Property Group
61 3 522 72697  

Building G - Canopy Improvement Works - Warrnambool

Starts 12/10/2020, finishes 16/11/2020

Canopy improvement works will be taking place outside of Building G, between Buildings A and J. 

Works will involve general improvements including painting and upgrading canopy materials. While these works are underway, you can expect: 

  • Tradespeople working in the area and moving materials 
  • Some minor construction noise, including banging and drilling 
  • A pedestrian detour around the work zone, directional signage will be in place. 

Works will be commencing on Monday 19 October and are due for completion mid-November. 

Further information

Leigh Moncrieff 
Infrastructure and Property Group
61 3 556 33354 

Improved Deakin Experience and Access (IDEA) Burwood - Burwood

Starts 30/09/2020, finishes 06/02/2021

Works are commmencing on the Improved Deakin Experience and Access (IDEA) project from Monday 5 October at the Burwood campus.

These works are focused on improving external accessways by upgrading the non-compliant walkways and ramps adjacent to Buildings H, Y and W. In addition to new landscaping and installation of lighting in the area.

Works are expected to be completed by late-January 2021.

Some of the car spaces at the eastern end of Car Park 3 will repurposed as a site shed for the program duration. Alternative spaces are available in Car Park 1.

During these works, there may be some noise and vibration impacts as demolition and concrete cutting is required. Very noise works will be programmed outside of business hours to minimise impacts.

Please follow all informational and directional signage to ensure your safety in the area.

Further information

Peter Ancona
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 5247 9679

Carbon Revolution - Car Park Extension - Waurn Ponds

Starts 24/09/2020, finishes 06/11/2020

The Car Park adjacent to Carbon Revolution is being extended to provide 61 additional parking spaces. Additionally. a new speed sign and light poles will also be installed.

Given the location of the car park works are not expected to cause disruption, however you may notice: 

  • Earthworks 
  • Large excavation machinery operating 
  • Construction noise and tradespeople 

Works are expected to be completed by early-November.

Further information

Mariska Cornelius 
Infrastructure and Property Group 
61 3 5247 9268 

Emergency and Exit Lighting (stairwells) - Burwood/Warrnambool/Waterfront/Waurn Ponds

Starts 04/09/2020, finishes 31/12/2020

The emergency and exit lighting in the stairwells will be upgraded across all our campuses, with works commencing from Tuesday 8 September.

The works will be staggered and are expected to continue through to mid-December 2020.

Impacted buildings:

  • Waurn Ponds: DD, DA, JB, IC, LA, KA, NK, IC
  • Burwood: V, D, F
  • Waterfront: AD, C, D
  • Warrnambool: All buildings

During these works you will notice tradespeople working in the area and some intermittent noise and access impacts. Please follow all directional signage for your safety.

Additional notifications specific to each building will be provided.

Further information

David Barber
Infrastructure and Property Group
9246 8199

All Buildings - Next Generation Security System (NGSS) - Burwood/Warrnambool/Waterfront/Waurn Ponds

Starts 01/09/2020, finishes 31/12/2021

After several years of investigation, preparation and testing, the Next Generation Security System (NGSS) project is now in full swing and will soon be commencing work to replace access card readers across Deakin doors on all our campuses and Learning Centres.  

The NGSS is an important and large-scale body of work that will enhance Deakin&rsquos security capabilities on all campuses. The project involves replacing the university&rsquos existing security alarm and door access system, as well as our emergency mass communications system. It will introduce contemporary technology that improves back-end administration, streamlines alarm management processes and lays the foundations for future tech improvements.  

 Works have started in Waurn Ponds and will continue until the end of 2021. Most of the project happens behind-the-scenes, but you may notice contractors replacing access card readers in your building. There might be some drilling noise while works are underway, but the impacts will be minimised as much as possible. Nobody should lose access to their building space, and once new card readers have been installed on doors your Deakin Card will automatically work. If you have any issues, you can contact  

Further infrormation


Building NA - External Rectification Works - Waurn Ponds

Starts 01/09/2020, finishes 31/12/2020

We are making some external improvements to Building NA, including:

  • Replacement of window flashings 
  • Upgrade of external cladding 

During these works you will notice tradespeople working in the area and some intermittent noise impacts. Please follow all directional signage and move with caution through the area. 

Works are expected to be completed by December, 2020.

Further information

Samantha Eyck
Infrastructure and Property Group
61 3 5227 3703

Costa Hall - Refurbishment Works - Waterfront

Starts 01/09/2020, finishes 31/12/2020

Costa Hall is being refurbished and works include: 

  • Painting 
  • New carpet and reupholstering 
  • Some demolition 

While works are being completed you can expect to see tradespeople working in the area and some intermittent noise impacts. Please follow all directional signage and move with caution through the area.

Works are expected to be completed by December, 2020. 

Further information 

Samantha Eyck
Infrastructure and Property Group
61 3 5227 3703

Light Pole Maintenance Works - Burwood

Starts 14/07/2020, finishes 31/10/2020

Maintenance works will be undertaken on the light poles at the Burwood campus from July to October 2020.

The rolling works include upgrading the lamps, applying protective coating and pole remediation or replacement. A temporary safe work zone will be in place as tasks are undertaken.

Minimal impact is expected as these works are completed. Further notifications will be provided as required. 

Further information

Andrea Drake
Infrastructure and Property Group
9244 6998

Multi-purpose Sports Court - Burwood

Starts 20/05/2020, finishes 28/02/2021

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 February 2021.

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 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

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 and BC
  • 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