Official Publications: Annual Report 2005

Capital Works

Capital Works

A CraneDuring 2005, in line with the University’s Capital Asset Management Plan, the University spent $49.6 million on capital projects and infrastructure, and $2.6 million on minor works projects, including refurbishments to accommodate new courses, research and collaborations with industry.

A key acquisition by the University was a site at Claremont, previously owned by Edith Cowan University. The purpose of this acquisition was to accommodate the establishment of a foundation college and provide the University with an opportunity for future expansion.

A new Physical Sciences Library is planned which will provide an additional 5,723 m2 of space to consolidate a number of scattered collections into a single facility as well as enable faculty expansion.

Major projects completed during 2005

Project   Estimated
Total Cost ($M)
  Actual
Total Cost ($M)
  Date of
completion
The University Club of Western Australia   21.000   21.916 February 2005
Molecular and Chemical Sciences Building   61.000   61.759 January 2005
Water Sports Complex   1.750   21701 May 2005
Third Swimming Pool   2.362   2.554 April 2005
Claremont site acquisition   n/a   15.319 May 2005

Major projects completed during 2005

Project   Estimated
Total Cost ($M)
  Actual
Total Cost ($M)
Date year of
completion
Biomedical Research Facilities2   24.0003   22.409 2006
Physical Sciences Library   32.000   31.992 2008

1 Additional main transformer was required
2 Previously referred to as Small Animal Facilities
3 Estimated cost increased due to extended timeline in getting planning approval by external agency

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