Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Building 13 lift upgrade

Project Snapshot

  • Location: Wagga Wagga
  • Cost: $165,000
  • Estimated Completion date:
    January 2016
  • Contact: Paul Baker
  • Category: University Support
  • Interruptions

    The lift is currently decommissioned. See below for disabled access map. Lift will not reopen until works are complete.

Building 13 Wagga Wagga


This project involves the replacement of the original lift in the William Merrylees Library at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. The lift is more than 30 years old and many components of the lift have reached their end of life cycle. The new works will improve travel for staff and students who utilise the lift, including cleaning and catering staff. Access to level one, 24/7 Learning Commons computers and amenities, will also be improved. The upgrades will make the lift safer, more reliable and compliant with current-day standards.

Design Features

Design features of the new lift include:

  • New operational controller – this system will eliminate harsh movements, improving the rise and fall during elevator travel.
  • New door drive system – This new, highly sophisticated system will improve door operation on the lift, making it safer, quieter and faster.
  • New landing door locking system – This system will ensure the doors remain securely locked when the elevator car is on another floor.
  • New car interior – upgrades to the interior finishings inside the car

Additional Information


The lift is currently decommissioned until the upgrade works are complete. Alternate lift access is available for disabled persons to access level one - see map.

The people involved:

Project Manager – Division of Facilities Management

Contractor – Otis

Progress report

Works will commence for this project in November 2015