FAQs

Bendigo Campus Transformation Program

What is the Bendigo Campus Transformation Program?
The Bendigo Campus Transformation Program (BCTP) is a major construction program delivering these four projects:
- New Engineering building
- Expanded Library / Student Union building
- New Entry Palza and Bus Route
- New Sports Change Room ad Field lighting

Campus impacts

What will be the construction impacts on the Campus?
The main impacts on the Campus during construction relate to the establishment of the two construction zones. See the Campus impacts page for details on what has changed.

Will there be disruptions from the building activity?
There will be some disruption at certain times from the building activity. In the current early works stage, there will be noise from demolition and site preparation work.

What do I do if I am adversely impacted by building activity?
Bendigo Campus staff experiencing adverse impacts from the building activity should raise their concern with their Head of Department.
Students experiencing adverse impacts from the building activity should raise their concerns via the online Student complaints process.

Health & safety

How is health & safety during construction being managed?
La Trobe University is committed to providing a safe environment throughout the Bendigo Campus, including while the transformation program is taking place. Health and Safety during the construction is overseen by the Infrastructure and Operations team and supported by the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Team. This includes ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, licencing, industry standards and recognised codes of practice.
Health and safety within the construction zone is managed by the building contractor, Hutchinson Builders. They also have procedures in place to ensure that regulatory requirements relating to health and safety are being met.
It is important to remember that access into the fenced construction zones is strictly prohibited. Please abide by all safety signage and fencing around the Hutchinson building site.

What do I do if there is an incident or hazard?
Staff and students can raise an incident or hazard through the online Incident Reporting System. This automatically notifies your Nominated Supervisor, Head of School or Program Coordinator.
If there are issues of confidentiality or concerns about notification, you can contact La Trobe Health and Safety by email on ohs@latrobe.edu.au or phone 9479 2462.

What do I do if there is an emergency?
You should first call ‘triple zero’ emergency services by dialling 0 000 from a University phone or 000 from any other phone. Bendigo Campus Security can be contacted on 5444 8999 (24 hours).
See the University emergency procedures.

Library/Student Union

What will the expanded Library / Student Union provide?
The expanded Library / Student Union building will double the current space for learning and studying, including the creation of new informal learning areas. In addition, it will provide ready access to the new Student Union spaces and the Entry Plaza café and function areas.

Will Library service be available throughout the construction period?
Library services will be maintained throughout the construction period. There will be times when certain areas are closed to allow for building and fit out.

Will Student Union service be available throughout the construction period?
Student Union services to students will be maintained throughout the construction period.
When will the expanded Library / Student union be completed?
The expanded Library / Student Union building will be completed in late 2018.
A staged approach will be taken that will allow for the progressive use of key functional areas.

Engineering building

What will the new Engineering building provide?
The new $22m Engineering building will provide La Trobe University Bendigo Campus with a state of the art facility within which to offer engineering, technology, maths and science courses. The building will be four storeys, with the third floor being devoted to the new Bendigo Tech School.

How are engineering courses currently being delivered?
In the period between demolition of the old Engineering building and the construction of the new building, engineering course subjects are being help in other buildings on Campus.

When will the new Engineering building be completed?
The new Engineering building will be completed in late 2018.
A staged approach to the building operational readiness will allow for the commencement of the Bendigo Tech School in mid-2018.

Bendigo Tech School

What is the Bendigo Tech School?
In April 2016, the Victorian State Government announced the introduction of ten Tech Schools in centres across the State. La Trobe University was chosen to host the Bendigo Tech School.
The Bendigo Tech School will be a high-tech learning environment, with innovative education programs linked with local industry delivering real world learning to students. Students from 14 participating schools in Bendigo will access the Tech School throughout the year for specialised programs.
The Bendigo Tech School will emphasise the skills needed for the 21st century including vital science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills. It will enhance the programs schools provide and help give students the skills they need for the jobs of the future.

Where will the Tech School be located?
The Bendigo Tech School will be located on level three of the new Engineering building.

When will the Tech School open?
The Bendigo Tech School will open in mid-2018.

How can I find out more about Tech Schools?
More information on Tech Schools can be found on the Department of Education and Training website’s About Tech Schools section.