Facilities Services works bulletin board

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 Facilities Services web page.

Posted Campus Description Start Finish
25/08/2016BurwoodDeakin Ring Road and Building M25/08/201617/09/2016
24/08/2016BurwoodCentral Precinct Upgrade24/08/201603/03/2017
12/08/2016BurwoodLevel 2 toilets Building HC29/08/201607/10/2016
01/08/2016BurwoodFacade cleaning Building C29/08/201607/10/2016
01/08/2016WaterfrontUnderground carpark06/08/201625/09/2016
14/07/2016BurwoodBuilding C, Level 114/07/201603/10/2016
13/07/2016Waurn PondsPartial refurbishment of Building IA27/10/201624/02/2017
08/07/2016Burwood
Waterfront
Waurn Ponds
Lift upgrades10/07/201631/12/2016
27/06/2016Waurn PondsPathway Improvement Works 27/06/201630/08/2016
06/06/2016WaterfrontPercy Baxter Lecture Theatre Upgrade01/10/201601/02/2017
31/05/2016Waurn PondsCADET Landscape Project20/06/201630/09/2016
23/02/2015BurwoodBuilding M and new Atrium Project24/02/201530/11/2016

Deakin Ring Road and Building M - Burwood

Starts 25/08/2016, finishes 17/09/2016

Works to install low voltage electrical conduits between Building K and the Electrical Substation outside Building M are scheduled to commence from Monday 29 August 2016 through to Saturday 17 September 2016.

These works will require 600mm deep trenching along the East edge of Deakin Ring Road using an excavator during working hours.

Access to Building M from Deakin Ring Road may be affected temporarily during these works however coordination will be undertaken to minimise this interruption.  

A traffic management plan will be implemented allowing traffic past the works on a single shared lane. The footpaths along Deakin Ring Road will not be affected.

We shall endeavour to keep any noise or inconvenience caused by the works to a minimum.


Further information:

Dylan Auret
0438 133 694
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Central Precinct Upgrade - Burwood

Starts 24/08/2016, finishes 03/03/2017

Construction works will commence on the Central Precinct Upgrade on Monday 29 August 2016, and are expected to continue until March 2017.

This project will deliver a new and improved heart for the Burwood Campus, transforming and brightening the current space. The precinct will become a contemporary, flexible hub that will feature a range of social and study areas including innovative, informal learning spaces.

The works will include:

  • installation of an environmentally responsive façade for the newly installed roof (allowing for optimal thermal comfort)
  • fit out of the plaza on Level 2 (including a seating and stage area)
  • construction of the Level 3 mezzanine (including a student community lounge and informal learning spaces)
  • construction of an additional pedestrian bridge (connecting the precinct to Building P)
  • refurbishment of Deakin Central.

Read about the project here.

During this project, Student Central will operate from Building H, Level 2.

We shall endeavour to keep any noise or inconvenience caused by the works to a minimum.

If you have any access concerns as a result of these construction works, please contact the project manager as per the details below.

Further information:

Lisa Satta
03 9244 6246
Email Lisa Satta



Level 2 toilets Building HC - Burwood

Starts 29/08/2016, finishes 07/10/2016

Works to refurbish the LT13 toilets on level 2 of Building HC at the Melbourne Burwood Campus are scheduled to commence on Monday 29 August with an expected completion date of Friday 7 October 2016.

The work will entail full demolition and fit out of the male, female and ambulant toilets and washroom space.

Alternative toilets may be found on the ground floor of Building HB, opposite the bus turnaround.

We shall endeavour to keep any noise or inconvenience caused by the works to a minimum.

Further information:

David Barber
924 68199 
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Facade cleaning Building C - Burwood

Starts 29/08/2016, finishes 07/10/2016

Works to repair signage and pressure clean the exterior of Building C at the Melbourne Burwood Campus are scheduled to commence on Monday 29 August with an expected completion date of Friday 7 October 2016.

Traffic management and directional signage will be in place as works progress around the building.

We shall endeavour to keep any noise or inconvenience caused by the works to a minimum.

Further information:

David Barber
9246 8199
Email David Barber



Underground carpark - Waterfront

Starts 06/08/2016, finishes 25/09/2016

Works to refresh the underground carpark at the Geelong Waterfront Campus are scheduled to commence on Saturday 6 August 2016. The work will continue each weekend until Sunday 25 September. Open Day on Sunday 21 August will not be affected.

The work will include pressure cleaning of columns and painted walls, repainting, installation of 35 new lights and a new auto door to the corridor entrance.

This will commence at 6 am each Saturday through to 6 pm most Sundays when the carpark will be closed. Alternative parking will be in the main carpark off Smythe Street.

We shall endeavour to keep any noise or inconvenience caused by the works to a minimum.

Further information:

Grant Moore
5227 71043 
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Building C, Level 1 - Burwood

Starts 14/07/2016, finishes 03/10/2016

Please note the following due to construction works commencing on Building C Level 1 on Monday 18 July 2016.

Building C Level 1, rooms C1.11-C1.15 including part of C1.04 will be closed from Monday 18 July 2016 during normal business hours and after hours to allow for the construction works.

In addition to the above please note, 4 Car parking bays in Car Park 2 at the Burwood Campus will also be closed from Monday 18 July 2016 during normal business hours and after hours to allow for the construction works. It will reopen again for use on Monday 3 October.

We will endeavor to minimise any inconvenience caused by the closure.

Further information:

Hadrian Phillip
9246 8489
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Partial refurbishment of Building IA - Waurn Ponds

Starts 27/10/2016, finishes 24/02/2017

Building IA at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus will undergo a partial refurbishment with works scheduled to commence on Thursday 27 October and an expected completion date of Friday 24 February 2017.

The works will include:
a full upgrade of the lighting, acoustic elements, network and AV capabilities in Lecture Theatre 1
replacement and upgrade of switchboards
incorporate a new airlock with unisex accessibility, unisex ambulant toilets and male and female shower facilities
replacement of the existing roof sheeting, flashings and gutters.

We shall endeavour to keep any noise or inconvenience caused by the works to a minimum.

Further information:

Rod Taylor
03 522 72657
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Lift upgrades - Burwood/Waterfront/Waurn Ponds

Starts 10/07/2016, finishes 31/12/2016

Works to upgrade a number of passenger lifts across the Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waterfront and Geelong Waurn Ponds Campuses commenced in July and will continue through to the end of 2016.

Facilities Services is working with key stakeholders to ensure any concerns are addressed and have strategies in place for impacted occupants. Detailed timeframes and regular updates will be provided throughout this project.

Signage is being developed for entry points to the affected buildings and at the lifts, with alternative paths of egress offered.

We shall endeavour to keep any noise or inconvenience caused by the works to a minimum.

Further information:

James Hepi
03 924 46494 
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Pathway Improvement Works - Waurn Ponds

Starts 27/06/2016, finishes 30/08/2016

The Facilities Services Division is currently working to improve a number of pathways around the Waurn Ponds Campus, with three new paths being constructed from June to August 2016:
1. Alfred Deakin Drive / student residence path
2. Reach to Kingsway
3. Nicol Drive North

The Alfred Deakin Drive and Nicol Drive paths will be shared pedestrian/bike access with lighting along their entirety. The Alfred Deakin Drive path will provide much needed all weather access.

During the construction process the removal of some trees will be required to ensure the health of the existing trees along the avenue, and the current tree root obstacles will be removed.

New Plane trees will be planted to replace those missing along the avenue and to complement the larger endeavour to plant 1000 trees on Campus this year.

No road closures are expected during standard work hours, however notice will be given if required.

Facilities Services Division shall endeavour to keep any noise or inconvenience caused by the works to a minimum. 

Further information:

Tim Hanley
03 5227 2650
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Percy Baxter Lecture Theatre Upgrade - Waterfront

Starts 01/10/2016, finishes 01/02/2017

Works to upgrade the Percy Baxter Lecture Theatre (D2.193 & D2.194)  in Building D at the Geelong Waterfront Campus is  scheduled to commence in mid-October 2016 with an expected completion date of 30 January 2017.

The works will include Demolition, new lecture seating, floor finishes, wall finishes, ceiling works, Electrical and AV upgrade.

Access will be restricted. Appropriate signage will be in place with updated advice as closures occur.

Facilities Services Division shall endeavour to keep any noise or inconvenience caused by the works to a minimum.

Further information:

Saumya Brahma
03 5227 2262
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CADET Landscape Project - Waurn Ponds

Starts 20/06/2016, finishes 30/09/2016

Landscape and civil works are continuing in the area between Buildings KE (CADET), KA and JC (Library) and Carpark 2 on Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

The project includes:

  • An outdoor landscaped amphitheatre with WiFi, lighting and associated power
  • An accessible landscaped pathway linking the CADET Building to the library and central campus area
  • Additional car park spaces in Carpark 2.

During construction temporary pedestrian pathway routes will be in place and the northern section of Carpark 2 will be closed. There is an alternative entrance to Carpark 2 at the southern end.

We shall endeavour to keep any noise and inconvenience to a minimum.

Further information:

Mariska Cornelius
03 5247 9268
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Mariska Cornelius



Building M and new Atrium Project - Burwood

Starts 24/02/2015, finishes 30/11/2016

Works are scheduled to refurbish and construct the following at the Melbourne Burwood Campus with start dates and estimate completion dates illustrated below:

New Atrium - starts 24 February 2015, expected completion November 2016
Building M Level 3 - starts June 2015, expected completion February 2016
Building M Levels 1 and 2 - starts March 2016, expected completion November 2016

We ensure to do our best in keeping noise or inconvenience caused by the works to a minimum. We endeavour to do so through weekly impact meetings with the builder and regular communication with assigned building contacts (Ritesh Foolchand for Buildings G and N and Michael Holmes for Buildings L and M).

Further information:

Todd Leake
03 9244 6263
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