Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

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May 2019

Development Update

The first quarter of 2019 has seen works progressing to program with the briefing, design and documentation of the JPM project at Orange campus.

What is happening now?

Current project achievements include:
  • Ongoing consultation with a variety of internal and external user groups, including:
    • Anatomy technical staff
    • Laboratory technical staff
    • Indigenous student managers
    • Student services managers
    • CSU and public health research managers
    • Learning Commons manager
    • JPM head of school and project managers
    • Campus Environmental Committee
  • Appointment of the design / project management team (Brewster Hjorth architects) and various CSU support engagements
  • Submission of required milestone documentation to the funding authority
  • Submission of the Development Application documentation to Orange City Council.

DA Site Plan

  • Preparation of early works demolition tender documentation.

What else is happening?

  • Several existing campus buildings have been vacated and will be demolished/relocated to make way for the new academic hub building. Hazardous materials reports have been provided for these buildings.
  • Temporary accommodation for JPM staff has been designed for the lower level of building 1003 (Pharmacy).
  • Accommodation has been designed for the interim Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) in building 1021. A permanent ISC will be provided within the new academic hub.
  • Landscape designers have been looking at ensuring that the JPM works link into the campus landscaping via pathways to include the Girinyalanha Nature and bioscience Park.
  • Designs and negotiations are proceeding for the new Clinical Education Learning Centre (which will be developed in parallel at the Orange Base Hospital (Bloomfield) precinct.
  • Funding has been gained for new health research facilities at Orange. These will provide a major expansion to the research facilities provided within the JPM project.

Upcoming works

  • Issue Expression of Interest to major construction contractors as the first stage of the tendering process for the project construction works. (Early May 2019)
  • Continue the Steering committee, Project control groups and stakeholder briefings to ensure user overview of the project works.
  • Commence demolition of buildings requiring removal (June 2019)
  • Commence construction of interim accommodation (July 2019)

Project Control Group (PCG) Update

Upcoming agenda:

Project Control Group (PCG) Meeting: The fourth meeting is scheduled for 24 June 2019

DFM to provide a Work-in-progress presentation to campus users: July 2019


BHA development application document

For more information on this project, please contact the Division of Facilities Management:

Mr. Mark Adams

Special Project Officer, Division of Facilities Management

Phone: 0409 715 614