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New student village coming to Waurn Ponds in 2021!

November 15, 2019

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The Waurn Ponds Campus will soon be home to a new accommodation precinct, featuring 32 two-level townhouses, linked together with new recreation spaces – creating a sense of village, community and connectedness.

The new residential offering will include an additional 320 beds to provide a contemporary, affordable, high-quality living experience for students.

Due for completion in April 2021, the precinct will include:

  • an extension of Baxter Drive to connect to Residences Road and improve pedestrian and service vehicle access
  • 32 two-level townhouses
  • a common room – for eating, socialising and studying
  • a new town hall for gatherings and events, seating up to 300 people
  • a village green – a large grassed area for recreation and leisure
  • an administration building
  • a new pedestrian pathway connecting the precinct to Car Park 3 with improved amenity, lighting and security
  • landscaping throughout new areas.

Throughout the staged construction, there are a number of impacts that could affect you, including:

  • closure to Car Parks 7, 9 and 10 – please use alternative parking in Car Parks 3 and 22
  • various vehicle and pedestrian access changes surrounding the construction site – please follow all directional signage
  • some noise impacts at varying levels for occupants in buildings surrounding the construction zone (noise and vibration monitoring devices will be installed to track this) 
  • the permanent closure of the tennis courts; alternative courts are available at Building OA, Waurn Ponds Estate (visit the Waurn Ponds Estate reception for access)
  • tradespeople and machinery working in the construction zone.

Please take care around campus while these works are in progress.

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