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General news from July 2010 to August 2011

August 2011

Celebrating Edith and Joy London's gift to the University during 2010/2011

Centenary of the The Joy London Homestead
The Edith and Joy London Foundation is 35 years old

The Kioloa Coastal Campus multi-purpose building on track to completion date

The new solar-passive workshop, meeting, conference, performance and exhibition space at the Kioloa Coastal Campus is well on track to completion by early 2012. This facility will include a 150 seat hall, several smaller break-out meeting/workshop rooms, exhibition spaces, and a separate space for the Joy London Collection to be exhibited. The building is also equipped with a servery. A central covered walkway connects the two halves of the building, also providing additional gathering space.

As at August 2011 the building is weather proof, with the roof installed and the strawbale walls in place. Rendering of the strawbale walls is planned for the end of August. Internal walls have been constructed and work has started on finalizing internal fittings. The made-to-measure craftsman built hardwood windows and doors have been delivered and are being installed.

Opening of the multi-purpose building in early 2012

Negotiations are underway with the Vice-Chancellors office for the Vice-Chancellor to open this new iconic building at the fieldstation early in 2012. The name of this innovative building will be revealed at the opening event.

Construction inside multi purpose building

Construction work inside the multi purpose building

Construction of multi purpose building

Installing a window in the multi purpose building

Bifolding doors in multi purpose building

Bifolding doors in main auditorium of multi purpose building

The Murramarang Community Garden, what are they up to now?

The local community garden, located on the Kioloa Coastal Campus, is now provided with 40 individual garden plots, at least half of these filled with soil. The first crops have been planted and the group is working on building other items of garden infrastructure. The group is also planning for the first of their workshops for children, to be held at the garden later in the year - activities will include planting, harvesting and cooking vegetables, and craft activities. The Garden has also gained an industrial container for storage and work. The MCG group holds regular Saturday working bees. The Murramarang Community Garden is a separate incorporated body.

Murramarang Community Garden

Murramarang community garden

Biologic science students hard at work

Biological science students at work

Biological sciences fieldwork group

Biological sciences fieldwork group

Fellows at the Kioloa Coastal Campus

The Kioloa Advisory Board will be honouring those individuals and groups who have made a unique contribution to the growth and development of the Edith and Joy London Foundation and the Kioloa Coastal Campus. To do this, the Kioloa Advisory Board is working to establish Fellows of the Kioloa Coastal Campus, thus also enhancing both external and university engagement with the fieldstation.

Kioloa Coastal Campus and the ANU: fostering our connections

Through including representatives from every ANU College on the Kioloa Advisory Board, the new governance structure for the Kioloa Coastal Campus will invite input from all parts of the ANU. The new governance structure was approved by the Vice-Chancellor Ian Chubb in late 2010 for implementation during 2011.

The new Kioloa Advisory Board will be Chaired by the Vice-Chancellor (or delegate) and include the Deans of all the ANU Colleges (or their delegates), as well as the Directors of Facilities and Services and of Endowment for Excellence at the ANU, the Manager of the Kioloa Coastal Campus, a member of the local Bawley Point / Kioloa community, and an ANU student representative.

Staying at the fieldstation - guidelines and responsibilities

To minimise confusion, the booking guidelines for the fieldstation are being revised. It's all about making sure we provide clear information about booking procedures and expectations. The guidelines will now clearly set out the timelines for bookings and finalizing your arrangements, how minimum indicative costing are provided, and when cancellation fees apply.

Visitor groups to the campus - highlights - 2011 April - August

ANU groups

Fenner School of Environment and Science course groups; Anthropology and Archaeology (retreats and writing groups); ANU Law writing retreats; School of Art (international group visit); Department of Psychology; Department of Philosophy; Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science; ANU Law Revue; International Alliance of Research Universities; Bruce Hall.

Other groups

Canberra Institute of Technology; St Clare's College; Alliance Francaise; The Kokoda Foundation; 2 groups from University of Wollongong (Human Geography; Biological Sciences); Melba Copland College; NSW Office of Environment & Heritage (formerly DECC); Murramarang Community Garden; TEDx; Capital Hash House Harriers; Archaeology Australia; University of Canberra Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre; Dickson College.

April 2011

Celebrating Edith and Joy London's gift to the University

In 2010 / 2011 the Joy London Homestead is 100 years old and
The Edith and Joy London Foundation is 35 years old

Multi-purpose building becoming a reality

Green light for new multi-purpose building

Construction of the new 150 seat workshop, meeting, performance and exhibition space at the Kioloa Coastal Campus by Southpoint Building Services is well underway. The slabs have been formed and poured, bushpoles for the frames erected, beams and trusses manufactured, and perimeter paths constructed. With the ANU, local Moruya architect, Katrina Scobie (Dual Design) and principal architect/urban ecologist, Paul Downton (Adelaide firm Ecopolis) are overseeing progress.

A green fieldstation

New whole-of-campus waste management system

The increased waste that will be generated through use of the multi-purposed building will be managed through the installation of a whole-of-campus 'AAA worm farm', to process all organic waste throughout the fieldstation on-site, distributing waste-nutrients around the cleared area of the property. The worm farm system will provide both environmental protection for Butler's Creek and Lagoon and benefit agricultural production.

Installing environmentally friendly hot water systems

Seven new heat pumps have been installed to replace many of the old electric hot water systems on the campus.

Working with the community - a community garden at the Campus

As part of community outreach, the Kioloa Advisory Board has worked together with the KCC Manager and the Bawley Point/Kioloa Progress Association to establish a community garden on the campus. The garden area, located to the north east of the fieldstation in the area of the former fish ponds and lizard enclosure, has been fenced off with the help of an enthusiastic group of local gardeners and local TAFE students. The Murramarang Community Garden is a separate incorporated body.

Reconciliation at the Kioloa Coastal Campus

Enhancing campus engagement with the local Indigenous communities, an Indigenous youth camp for local high school students is planned at the campus for September 2011. The camp will include around 40 local area year 9/10 students from Eden, Bega, Narooma, Moruya, Batemans� Bay, Ulladulla and Vincentia high schools. This initiative has resulted from the KCC's EO Working Group to foster the ANU Reconciliation Action Plan through liaison with the ANU�s Student Equity and the Tjabal Centre, and with local Indigenous representatives, as part of the ANU Reconciliation Action Plan.

Bart Meehan, Kioloa Coastal Campus Executive Officer, retires

Bart Meehan, who has served the Kioloa Coastal Campus Executive Officer since mid-2008, will be retiring later this year. The Kioloa Advisory Board and the staff at the Kioloa Coastal Campus would like to thank Bart for his hard work and dedication to the campus over the past few years. Bart undertook this demanding role in addition to his many other duties for his work as the Associate Director of Business and Site Operations at Facilities and Services. Bart will be retiring from the ANU at the end of 2011.

Visitor groups to the campus - highlights

Student groups include fieldwork coursework such as environmental science, biology, archaeology etc. Such groups may include up to 65 students and sometimes run concurrent courses for 45 students followed by 55 students.

2010 October - December

  • ANU groups - Centre for Business and Economics - retreat; Emeritus Faculty; Metaphysics workshop, Deptment of Philosophy College of Arts and Social Sciences, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research annual retreat; Research School of Biology; Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics.
  • Other groups - St Francis Xavier College; Pasifika Australia; Alliance Francaise; Charles Sturt University; The Kokoda Foundation

2011 January - April

  • ANU groups - John Curtin School of Medical Research; ANU College of Law; ANU Halls of Residence (Bruce Hall, Burton & Garran Hall, Burgmann College, Griffin Hall, Toad Hall); numerous departments from the Fenner School of Environment & Society, Science PhB Orientation Program; Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems; Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute; School of Art; National Centre of Epidemiology & Population Health; Graduate Studies in Strategy and Defense; Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy (CAP); Research School of Biology; Research School of Chemistry; The National Youth Science Forum; School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Other groups - University of Wollongong (Education); University of Wollongong (Biology); Bosch Institute (University of Sydney); National Information and Communications Technology Australia and VISTA; Land's Edge Outdoor Education.

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