Beginning next week there will be further changes along University Avenue while work continues to bring the new Kambri precinct to the ANU community.

Significant works along University Avenue near the ANU Pop-Up Village will commence from Monday 5 March to deliver a spectacular gateway into ANU, and provide better access to the new Kambri precinct.

The work will involve a significant amount of excavation and re-grading, and is necessary to bring the site to a single level, creating greater accessibility for all people.

This includes removing a number trees between the AD Hope and Copland Buildings. The tree works are expected to be complete within a week and will involve some noise.

A number of healthy trees with high heritage value are being retained, including five large cedar trees.

Kambri landscape design

Once the transformation is complete, new trees and shrubs will flank either side of University Avenue to provide increased shade for the community to enjoy.

New species of trees being planted will include Quercus palustris ‘Freefall’, a Pin Oak, and Eucalyptus polyanthemos, or what is commonly known as a Red Box gum tree.

The trees will be planted in alternate pairs along the avenue, reflecting the Indigenous and European history of the site while producing shade in summer and allowing sunlight through in winter, creating great places for the community to socialise.

The design will also include rainwater harvesting gardens at the base of the trees, which will play an important role in filtering stormwater before it is returned to Sullivans Creek.

As a result of these works a number of trees will need to be removed within the Kambri construction area. The tree works are expected to be complete within a week and will involve some noise.

We thank you for your patience during the revitalisation and look forward to sharing the spectacular new gateway into ANU with you in 2019.


If you have any questions about Kambri, or have any feedback about this aspect of the revitalisation please email: