The actions we're taking:
Ensuring healthy and safe indoor environments that maximise wellbeing.
- In light of COVID-19, continue to monitor and improve air changes in all buildings and ensure natural ventilation in new builds.
- Lend more importance to the optimisation of daylight, views and high building envelopes in new buildings and major refurbishments.
- Ensure spaces are multi-use and flexible for work and wellbeing where possible.
- Where possible, track adherence to COVID-19 safe plans (e.g use of wipe stations).
- Building standards: rapidly remove features of building (e.g cladding) that no longer conform to building codes.
Enhancing the campus environment
- Promote the benefits of working outdoors:
- increase staff awareness of campus outdoor spaces and their attributes, i.e. power availability, seating typology (incl. DDA), drinking fountains.
- promote walking meeting venues i.e. Jock Marshall Reserve Nature Walk, the Public Art Trail and Indigenous Garden.
- Strengthen our connection to Place and celebrate our Indigenous heritage, culture and knowledge.
- Improve WIFI capability in select outdoor environments.
- Complete a tree succession planting framework for each Australian campus.
- Harness opportunities to increase outdoor weather-protected seating areas for staff and students.
Promoting active movement
- Promote greater awareness of bike arrival stations and external bicycle network connections.
- Infrastructure development: incentivise active movement through building new ‘active loops’ (i.e., designated paths) that indicate to users kilometre/steps achieved.
- Promote prominent campus walking tracks (e.g the Tan Track at Clayton campus) to encourage increased use.
- Monitor and maintain sufficient night-time lighting levels on campus paths and walkways.