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
27/03/2019BurwoodCar Park 1 - Temporary Exit Closure27/03/201905/04/2019
27/03/2019BurwoodPower shutdown - Building V (Library)27/03/201929/03/2019
26/03/2019Waurn PondsBuilding KE power interruption 26/03/201902/04/2019
26/03/2019WarrnamboolBuilding X demolition 26/03/201931/08/2019
18/03/2019WaterfrontBuilding D stairwell investigative and rectification works 18/03/201901/05/2019
07/03/2019WaterfrontBuilding D lightning rod protection 07/03/201930/04/2019
04/03/2019Waurn PondsBuilding DD generator01/03/201929/03/2019
01/03/2019Waurn PondsWaurn Ponds Estate entrance and landscaping works06/03/201930/04/2019
01/03/2019Waurn PondsMicrogrid Solar Farm 01/03/201902/03/2020
27/02/2019Waurn PondsTemporary power shutdown 27/02/201923/06/2019
27/02/2019BurwoodBuilding LA access improvements27/02/201930/09/2019
12/02/2019Waurn PondsBuilding DD Hypoxic Chamber upgrade12/02/201901/04/2019
11/02/2019WarrnamboolBuilding F Level 3 refurbishment 11/02/201901/04/2019
05/02/2019Waurn PondsCampus entrance upgrade works 11/02/201930/04/2019
30/01/2019Waurn PondsBuilding JB Window and sunshade replacement works30/01/201929/03/2019
30/01/2019Waurn PondsBuilding NA, Level 1 amenities upgrade18/02/201907/04/2019
29/01/2019BurwoodSpecialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Teaching Building (Building U) construction29/01/201901/09/2019
17/01/2019BurwoodEntrance 2 - Arrival Zone Upgrades17/01/201930/04/2019
11/01/2019Waurn PondsWaurn Ponds Estate Corporate Centre01/01/201901/06/2019
08/01/2019Waurn PondsBuilding KA Infill07/01/201931/12/2019
20/12/2018Waurn PondsBuilding NS, IISRI Expansion 19/11/201831/12/2019
22/11/2018Waurn PondsKids Plus Foundation22/11/201831/12/2019
07/08/2018BurwoodGreenwood Park Refurbishment - GB3, Stage 207/08/201828/03/2019
18/07/2018BurwoodLibrary Upgrade - Building V18/07/201801/04/2019
19/06/2018BurwoodCar Park 11 - Closure19/06/201801/06/2020
14/06/2018BurwoodDeakin Law School Building (LC) construction14/06/201801/07/2020

Car Park 1 - Temporary Exit Closure - Burwood

Starts 27/03/2019, finishes 05/04/2019

As part of Building U construction, a closure to Car Park 1 exit onto Holland Avenue is scheduled from 7am to 4pm on Thursday 4 April.

This is to allow for the dismantling of the Building U tower crane. Car Park 1 will remain open during this period however all cars are required to enter and exit Car Park 1 from the opening closest to Building BC and Entrance 2. There will be no access to Holland Avenue from Car Park 1.

Please allow additional travel time when driving around the campus.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to grow the number 3 ranked sport science school in the world.

Further information:

Cormac McCoy
Infrastructure and Property Group
5247 9236
cmccoy@deakin.edu.au



Power shutdown - Building V (Library) - Burwood

Starts 27/03/2019, finishes 29/03/2019

A temporary power shutdown is scheduled in Building V (Library) on Thursday 28 March, from 5am to 6am, for electrical switchboard repairs.

During this time there will be no power to the building affecting the lights, power sockets and automatic doors.

Please do not use the Library during this time.

Further information

Peter Ancona
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 5247 9679
peter.ancona@deakin.edu.au



Building KE power interruption - Waurn Ponds

Starts 26/03/2019, finishes 02/04/2019

The power to Building KE will be temporarily interrupted on Tuesday 2 April, 2019 between 4am - 7am. 

This is required to connect the new rooftop solar system. 

Please ensure computers and other equipment is shut down by COB Monday 1 April to avoid data loss. 

Further information:

Todd Leake
Infrastructure and Property Group
61 3 924 46263
todd.leake@deakin.edu.au



Building X demolition - Warrnambool

Starts 26/03/2019, finishes 31/08/2019

Building X at the Warrnambool campus has reached its end of life and is being demolished. Works to remove this ageing building will commence on 25 March and will continue until August. 

There will be some noise impacts and construction traffic in the area, however given the buildings location and proximity to the main areas of campus, these works are not expected to cause disruption to staff or students.

Further information: 

Mariska Cornelius
Infrastructure and Property Group
61 3 5247 9268
mariska.cornelius@deakin.edu.au 



Building D stairwell investigative and rectification works - Waterfront

Starts 18/03/2019, finishes 01/05/2019

Between Monday 25 March - 30 April, 2019 works will be carried out on the main stairwell in Building D. Initially, works will involve investigating the risk of trips and falls on the stairs in their current state, and then subsequent rectification works will be carried out as required. 

The stairwell will remain open for use during business hours and will be closed outside of business hours to enable works to take place. 

Alternative access is available to all levels via the lift in the Building D foyer, opposite the Security Office.

Thank-you for your patience while these important safety works take place.

Further information 

Tony Fletcher
Infrastructure and Property Group
61 3 5227 1041
anthony.fletcher@deakin.edu.au 



Building D lightning rod protection - Waterfront

Starts 07/03/2019, finishes 30/04/2019

Maintenance works to the lightning rod protection systems will be taking place 12 March - 30 April, 2019. These works are necessary to continue to protect Deakin's assets from lightning attacks.

Areas where works will be taking place are: 

  • Building D roof
  • Building D Chimney (scaffold will be in place for a short period of time)

All works will be performed during the day and they are not expected to cause any disruption.

Further information

Tony Fletcher
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 5227 1041
anthony.fletcher@deakin.edu.au



Building DD generator - Waurn Ponds

Starts 01/03/2019, finishes 29/03/2019

A small free-standing generator is being installed on the western side of Building DD, Waurn Ponds Campus.

The new generator will provide backup power to key facilities within Building DD during mains power failure or shutdown.

Works will be completed by end of March.

Further information:

Graeme Hallyburton
Infrastructure and Property Group
0448 516 763
graeme.hallyburton@deakin.edu.au



Waurn Ponds Estate entrance and landscaping works - Waurn Ponds

Starts 06/03/2019, finishes 30/04/2019

Commencing mid-March, a new entrance to Waurn Ponds Estate is being created.

Works will include:

  • Extensive landscaping
  • Construction of stone walls
  • Signage installations. 

Construction traffic and some noise impacts are expected and works are due for completion in mid-April.

Further information: 

Mariska Cornelius
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 5247 9268
mariska.cornelius@deakin.edu.au



Microgrid Solar Farm - Waurn Ponds

Starts 01/03/2019, finishes 02/03/2020

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

One component of the Renewable Energy Microgrid is the construction of a 14.5 hectare Solar Farm at the rear of campus. 

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

Further information: 

deakin.edu.au/microgrid

Todd Leake
Infrastructure and Property Group
61 3 924 46263
todd.leake@deakin.edu.au



Temporary power shutdown - Waurn Ponds

Starts 27/02/2019, finishes 23/06/2019

The power at Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus will be disrupted on Saturday 22 June between 6am - 6pm. 

The shutdown is required to carry out essential maintenance works on the high voltage reticulation system.

The following buildings will be affected: 

  • Building DB
  • Buildings KA, KC
  • Buildings LA, LB, LC, LH, LL, LM, LO, LP, LQ, LO
  • Buildings NA, NB, NC, ND, NE, NI, NJ, NK, NR, NQ

During the power disruption, entry to the affected buildings will not be permitted for safety reasons (unless approved prior).

Further information:

Shane Emond
Facilities Services Division
5227 2062
shane.edmond@deakin.edu.au

Or after hours please contact Security on 1800 062 579.



Building LA access improvements - Burwood

Starts 27/02/2019, finishes 30/09/2019

A new entry and lift are being installed on the eastern side of Building LA, Burwood Campus, from Monday 18 March as part of building access improvements.

This will help alleviate pedestrian congestion and improve the access and egress from Building LA to the broader campus.

Work periods will be staggered to minimise disruptions during key university periods. The project will be completed by mid-September 2019.

Please be aware that pedestrian pathways are subject to change as construction progresses. Please follow directional signage to ensure your safety.

Further information:

Tony Gin
Infrastructure and Property Group
9246 8248 
t.gin@deakin.edu.au



Building DD Hypoxic Chamber upgrade - Waurn Ponds

Starts 12/02/2019, finishes 01/04/2019

The Hypoxic Chamber located in DD2.207 is being upgraded.

The new build will serve as the school of Exercise and Nutrition Science's climate chamber in Geelong. This is an upgrade from our current make-shift tent, to a sealed, built in chamber, which will duplicate our facilities in Burwood. 

The chamber will provide students and researchers with the ability to replicate an array of climatic conditions, including heat, humidity, cold and altitude, which will be utilised to study the effects on human performance in these conditions.  

Construction is commencing on Monday 11 February and is due for completion by 1 April, 2019.

There will be no access to DD2.207 during construction there may be some noise impacts to neighbouring occupants. 

Further information: 

Madi Walters
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 5247 9573
madi.walters@deakin.edu.au 

 


Building F Level 3 refurbishment - Warrnambool

Starts 11/02/2019, finishes 01/04/2019

The learning space in Building F, Level 3 - Room F3.05 is being refurbished commencing on Monday 11 February. 

There will be no access to the area during construction and there may be some noise impacts to neighbouring occupants.

Stage 1 - works are due to be completed by 1 March 2019.
Stage 2 - works (AV installation) are anticipated to be completed in preparation for Week 4 of T1.

Further information: 

Leigh Moncrieff
Infrastructure and Property Group 
03 556 3354
leigh.moncrieff@deakin.edu.au



Campus entrance upgrade works - Waurn Ponds

Starts 11/02/2019, finishes 30/04/2019

Works to improve our campus entrances is progressing with the completion of Stages 1 and 2, and the re-opening of Entrance 1. Work undertaken so far includes:

  • Installation of new traffic lights at Entrance 1, which will become operational in the coming weeks
  • Creation of a left turn lane at Entrance 1
  • Car Park 8 and the public bus stop location will return to normal operation from 11 February.

The next stage of major works will involve the intermittent closure of Entrance 2. This has been delayed to early April, to minimise disruption for the start of Trimester 1.

Until then, construction staff will continue to work in the area - Pigdons Road and Lake Drive - so please beware when entering and exiting campus. 

Further information:

Mariska Cornelius
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 5247 9268
mariska.cornelius@deakin.edu.au

 


Building JB Window and sunshade replacement works - Waurn Ponds

Starts 30/01/2019, finishes 29/03/2019

External works on Levels 2 and 3 of Building JB will be undertaken from Wednesday 6 February through to Friday 29 March.

This will involve the removal and replacement of all windows and sunshades on level 3 and sections of level 2, on the west and south walls of the building.

Where possible, footpaths in the area will remain open and be accessible at all times however there may be some small redirections required to ensure pedestrian safety. Please follow directional signage as required.

Further information:

Rod Taylor
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 5227 2657
rod.taylor@deakin.edu.au



Building NA, Level 1 amenities upgrade - Waurn Ponds

Starts 18/02/2019, finishes 07/04/2019

The amenities in the south-east corner of Building NA, Level 1 are being upgraded.

Please use alternative amenities available in Building NA, such as those near the Natural 1 cafe.

During construction there may be some noise impacts and water disruptions. While this cannot be completely mitigated, noisy works and service disruptions will be scheduled outside of peak times to minimise impact on building occupants.

Further information:

Stuart Driscoll
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 522 78827
stuart.driscoll@deakin.edu.au



Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Teaching Building (Building U) construction - Burwood

Starts 29/01/2019, finishes 01/09/2019

The new Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Teaching Building (Building U) is under construction at the Burwood campus. The new building will feature four levels of state-of-the-art learning facilities to support our world-leading sport science school.

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 Infrastructure and Property Group Help Desk on Yammer for notifications on major interruptions.

The new building will be operational in Trimester 2, 2019. Read more about it on the building project webpage deakin.edu.au/sensbuilding

Futher information

Cormac McCoy
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 5247 9236
cmccoy@deakin.edu.au



Entrance 2 - Arrival Zone Upgrades - Burwood

Starts 17/01/2019, finishes 30/04/2019

Entrance 2 - Arrival Zone at the Burwood campus will be undergoing pedestrian and vehicular improvement works from Monday 21 January 2019.

The upgrades include:

  • Removal of existing crossings and roundabout, and creation of a T-intersection for vehicular traffic
  • Installation of two new raised crossings to improve accessibility and promote safe pedestrian crossing onto Morgan's Walk
  • Realignment of existing taxi pickup/drop off point for improved accessibility.

There will be two scheduled Entrance 2 closures as part of construction works:

  • Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February
  • Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 February

All traffic will need to use Entrance 1.

Traffic and pedestrian management plans will be in place during this period please follow all signage and directional information to ensure your safety. Please allow extra travel time if driving and/or parking in this area.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve the accessibility and usability of the campus.

Further information:

Tom Hartcher
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 9244 6107
tom.hartcher@deakin.edu.au



Waurn Ponds Estate Corporate Centre - Waurn Ponds

Starts 01/01/2019, finishes 01/06/2019

A new corporate centre is being created at Waurn Ponds Campus, located at Waurn Ponds Estate - Building OA, Level 2.

The project will provide a new lounge area and meeting spaces for Deakin staff and visitors with the design modelled on the facilities at Deakin Downtown. 

Works are due for completion in May 2019.

Thank you for your patience.

Further information:

Madi Walters 
Infrastructure and Property Group 
03 524 79573
madi.walters@deakin.edu.au



Building KA Infill - Waurn Ponds

Starts 07/01/2019, finishes 31/12/2019

We're increasing space and creating a modern and flexible new work environment through the redevelopment of Building KA at the Waurn Ponds Campus. This will include:  infill of the central courtyard to create more floor space on Levels 3, 4 and 5, soft fit out of the new floor space on Levels 3 and 4, and full refurbishment of Level 5.

Access changes:

  • Site sheds will be positioned in the courtyard to the west of the building, so access to this area will be restricted
  • Kings Way will be partially blocked off, with access for construction staff, maintenance vehicles, delivery and service vehicles and emergency services only
  • Access to the internal courtyard will no longer be available, and will be blocked with hoarding
  • The Level 2 amenities will be allocated to construction staff staff based on Level 2 should use the amenities on Level 1 (currently being refurbished for you) or Level 3.

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).

The construction program will be carefully designed to minimise impact on key university activities such as orientation, exams and Open Day.

Thank you for your patience.

Read more on the building project web page

Further information:

Adam Fletcher
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 522 73431
adam.fletcher@deakin.edu.au



Building NS, IISRI Expansion - Waurn Ponds

Starts 19/11/2018, finishes 31/12/2019

Deakin is constructing a new building at its Waurn Ponds Campus, to consolidate and grow operations at the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI).

The new Building NS will be adjacent to the existing IISRI facilities in Building NQ, within the Future Economy Precinct.

Construction will take place between November 2018 and December 2019.

Construction of the new building will result in some access and noise disruption to adjacent building occupants and general car park users. While this cannot be totally avoided, works will be programmed to minimise disruption, particularly during high usage times and key periods of the university timetable.

Read more on the building project web page

Thank you for your patience.

Further information:

Saumya Brahma
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 522 72262
saumya.brahma@deakin.edu.au



Kids Plus Foundation - Waurn Ponds

Starts 22/11/2018, finishes 31/12/2019

The Kids Plus Foundation is building a new Centre for Therapy, Research and Training at Waurn Ponds Campus, adjacent to Car Park 8.

It will be located in close proximity to health services - Epworth Hospital and Deakin's Faculty of Health teaching and research facilities in Building DD - and will have a designated parking area for clients.

Construction will take place between November 2018 and December 2019.

A section of Car Park 8 will be closed during this time.

Construction of the new building will result in some access and noise disruption to adjacent building occupants and general car park users. While this cannot be totally avoided, works will be programmed to minimise disruption, particularly during high usage times and key periods of the university timetable.

Thank you for your patience.

Further information:

Stuart Driscoll
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 522 78827
stuart.driscoll@deakin.edu.au 



Greenwood Park Refurbishment - GB3, Stage 2 - Burwood

Starts 07/08/2018, finishes 28/03/2019

Refurbishment works are underway to create new industry-based learning facilities and an Interactive Digital Centre (IDC) at Greenwood Park &ndash Building GB, Level 3 - West.

Early preparation works will begin in August 2018 with main construction works commencing in September 2018. 

The expansion will transform 1280m2 into a home for Capstone Program within the School of IT, and an industry leading partnership with EON Reality Inc. at the IDC.

During construction there may be noise and other disruption for current occupants in Building GB. While this cannot be totally mitigated, very noisy or disruptive works will be programmed to minimise disruption.

Deliveries of good and materials will be facilitated through window openings within the construction space, minimising impact on common spaces and thoroughfares.

The new spaces are expected to be operational for Trimester 1, 2019.

Further information:

Hadrian Phillip
Infrastructure and Property Group
hadrian.p@deakin.edu.au



Library Upgrade - Building V - Burwood

Starts 18/07/2018, finishes 01/04/2019

Deakin is upgrading the Library (Building V) at Burwood to provide more study space options, new and improved facilities and 24/7 access.

Furniture upgrades will commence in August 2018, and construction of the new amenities in October 2018.

A new section in the north-west corner of the library will be constructed over two levels to provide additional amenities, as well as the first Changing Places facility on campus. Construction works will commence in October, after exams.

The full upgrade will be complete and operational by Trimester 1, 2019.

The library will remain fully operational during the refurbishment, however there may be changes to the availability of study spaces during this time.

There is a potential for noise disruption during construction of the new amenities in the north-west corner. While this cannot be totally mitigated, very noisy or disruptive works will be programmed to minimise disruption, particularly during high periods of use.

We thank you for your patience.

Further information:

Peter Ancona
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 524 79679
peter.ancona@deakin.edu.au



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
john.hansen@deakin.edu.au



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 deakin.edu.au/dlsbuilding

Further information:

John Hansen
Infrastructure and Property Group
03 9244 6671
john.hansen@deakin.edu.au