It has been a productive month for the Union Court Revitalisation project with demolition activities nearing completion. Our current focus is completing demolition of the Union and Concessions Buildings and isolating all of the services running underneath Union Court, allowing for excavation.
This is a particularly disruptive stage of the project as it involves works outside the site fence, and we thank you again for your patience. With both service isolations and demolition nearing completion however, you can expect fewer disruptions towards the end of the year.
High voltage diversion works along University Avenue
The high voltage electrical line that currently runs through University Avenue needs to be diverted as part of the Union Court Revitalisation works.
This involves works on University Avenue outside the current site fence. Temporary fencing and pedestrian traffic controls have been established west of Sullivan’s Creek Bridge between the Engineering Building 32 and the Sullivans Creek Road car park. These works will involve boring underground.
Works to the east of the site, along University Avenue, near the Pop-Up Village will be undertaken in stages to avoid disruption. These works will include both open trenching and hydro excavation and are scheduled for completion by the end of October.
Water main works near Chifley Library steps
Water main diversion works near the Chifley Library steps are scheduled from 9 to 23 October.
Due to these works accessible access to the lift in the AD Hope Building will not be available due to the site establishment at the Pauline Griffin building blocking the alternate pathway.
The new temporary access route will be via Ellery Crescent (east side) and the pathway between Pauline Griffin and the Centre for Arab & Islamic studies.
Changes to pedestrian access on Ellery Crescent
As a result of site establishment for the Pauline Griffin works, new pedestrian barricades and signage have been placed on Ellery Crescent. Whilst this is not a direct result of the Union Court Revitalisation project, it may change how you navigate around campus slightly. Please pay careful attention to the new signage, as the barricades have been placed to ensure your safety.