Major capital works planned for 2002

Tuesday, 27 November 2001

Adelaide University's capital works program for 2002 includes provision of teaching facilities for the new Elder School of Music and completion of the new School of Petroleum Engineering and Management building at the North Terrace campus.

The Elder School of Music, which will be headed by the Elder Professor of Music, Professor Charles Bodman Rae, is being created through the merger of the Flinders Street School of Music and the Elder Conservatorium. During 2002 and 2003, the Schultz, Hartley and Madley Buildings will be adapted to accommodate the increased student and staff numbers. Adelaide University will contribute $2 million to the cost of this work.

Construction of the new School of Petroleum Engineering and Management (supported by $25 million from Santos) is due to be completed by June 2002. The School will enrol its first students next year. It will also house the National Centre for Petroleum Geology and Geophysics and joint research facilities with the oil company Schlumberger.

The completion of the School will open up a new boulevard and vista from Frome Street to the Barr Smith Library doors, adding the final element to the Lower Level Site development.

A new Plant Biotechnology building at the Waite campus is one of the other major capital works planned for 2002. The $4.2 million building will be shared by the University, the South Australian Research and Development Institute, and the Australian Genomic Research Facility.

Other significant capital works planned for next year include improvements to the University's frontage on North Terrace (in partnership with the State Government and Adelaide City Council); maintenance work at historic Urrbrae House at the Waite campus; and the start of the relocation to the Physics Building of the Centre for Subatomic Structure of Matter.

In addition, the University has injected an extra $500,000 into the buildings maintenance program, bringing to $1.5 million the total amount available for building maintenance over the next three years.


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