Bendigo Campus Transformation Program

Bendigo Campus Transformation Program

Four projects to welcome the community, transform the Flora Hill Campus and connect.

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Overview

The Bendigo Campus Transformation Program seeks to respond to the following strategic objectives for the Campus:

  • Welcome the community in
  • Transform the Flora Hill Campus
  • Reach out and embrace Bendigo
  • Connect to the world.

There are four main projects that make up the Bendigo Campus Transformation Program:

  • Project 1: Sports Field Lighting & Change Rooms (including end-of-journey bike change facilities)
  • Project 2: New Arrivals Plaza connecting to a new bus route and interchange, and also connecting into the extended Library/Student Union Building.
  • Project 3: Extended Library/Student Union Building to create additional informal learning spaces.
  • Project 4: New Engineering Building that will include a new Tech School for use by local secondary school students.

Project status

ProjectStatusReady for Use

Project 1: Sports Field Lighting & Change Rooms

Construction of the new facilities has been completed. Final readiness activities are underway.

May 2017

Project 2: New Arrivals Plaza connecting to a new bus route

Detailed design is being finalised with construction due to commence mid-May 2017

Late 2018

Project 3: Extended Library/Student Union Building

Detailed design is being finalised with construction due to commence mid-May 2017

Late 2018

Project 4: New Engineering Building

Detailed design is being finalised with construction due to commence mid-May 2017

Mid 2018

Benefits

  • The Sports Field will be able to be used after-hours by the University and the greater Bendigo community.
  • Increased sustainable transport facilities on Campus with a new bus route through the campus and new bike change facilities.
  • Enhanced student and visitor experience with a new front door to the Campus with the introduction of bus interchange and Arrivals Plaza connecting into an extended Library/Student Union Building.
  • Enhanced student experience with new contemporary informal learning spaces for students to use after hours.
  • Greater accessibility for disabled students, staff and visitors to the Campus.
  • New contemporary Engineering teaching spaces & academic workspace accommodation.
  • Specialised Engineering research spaces to attract and collaborate with industry
  • New Technical School offering local secondary students innovative and challenging STEM learning experiences

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Will there be any impact to Campus road networks and car-parking?

Yes, Science Drive has been permanently closed due to the commencement of work on the new Engineering building site.

Car Parks P3 and P12-16 will be demolished and replaced as part of the overall program of work. Further details about the exact timing for demolition and replacement of car parking will be made available once the construction schedule is finalised.

Will the Library and the Student Union facilities be open while the extension works occur?

Yes, though there will be times when some spaces will be unavailable during the building works. Further advice will be provided when the construction schedule is finalised.

When will the proposed works be finished?

The construction program will see facilities progressively made available through to final completion in late 2018

Is the new Tech School that was announced by the State Government in April 2016 part of this Project?

Yes, it will be delivered as part of the Bendigo Campus Transformation Program. The new Engineering building will include a level dedicated to the Tech School.

Who is the Project Team?

Project consultants

La Trobe University Manager : Kimberley Wilkinson, Project Director
Project manager: Root Partnerships
Architects: Vincent Chrisp Architects
Building services: Waterman
Quantity surveyor:Wilde and Woollard
Structural/civic engineers:IrwinConsult
Building surveyor:             Gardner Group
ContractorHutchinson Builders