Sustainability

The Infrastructure Branch plays a important role in developing sustainable campuses that can adequately support the needs of future generations and positively impact staff, students and the local community.

We have an obligation to reduce our carbon footprint and are making progress through implementation of sustainable building design; responsible waste management and resource recovery; installation of renewable energy; sensible plant selection; and water and energy efficiency projects. 

The Campus Sustainability Plan (2016-2020) contains the University’s first coordinated suite of targets and strategies to reduce carbon emissions and help foster a cultural change towards long-term, environmentally responsible decision-making, where sustainability is embedded into campus life.

The Progress Report (2017-2018) reveals how we are tracking at the half-way point of the Plan. 

In response to the University’s new Strategic Plan, Future Making, a Sustainability Strategy has been developed that will inform the next sustainability plan and strengthen the University's environmental commitment. The Strategy will advance climate change adaptation on campus and guide investment in resource efficiency, low-carbon technologies, renewable energy and waste minimisation activities. 

Sustainability engagement

The Ecoversity program an important component of the University's carbon reduction strategy, linking operational improvements with staff and student action, advocacy and education.

Learn more about ecoversity

Our commitment