Office of Estate and Commercial
The Office of Estate and Commercial (OEC) facilitates a strategic approach to planning, development and ongoing maintenance of the University's built infrastructure, properties and commercial activities. Working in partnership with all areas of the University community, the directorate ensures the strategic development and maintenance of the network of campuses and property estate to support the University's learning, teaching and research activities and preserves and enhances the unique aesthetics of the campuses. The directorate manages the sustainability agenda in line with the University’s vision, and maintains a safe and healthy environment for those that use our campuses.
The directorate comprises of the following teams:
- Estate Master Planning and Strategy
- Infrastructure Services
- Commercial Development, Services and Governance
- Environmental Sustainability
The role of the OEC is to leverage the development opportunities for the University’s assets to further enable core teaching and research functions. The focus is on value enhancing commercial engagements and campus plans to optimise a sustainable future for the University.
OEC is responsible for the planning and construction of new buildings, refurbishment and adaptive reuse of existing buildings, maintenance of almost 2,000 hectares of grounds including landscaping and the maintenance and cleaning of more than 500 buildings across 21 campuses and external sites. OEC also assists in the planning and delivery of the University’s estate development and commercial projects. It also provides services for cleaning and presentation, waste services, removals, relocations and event setups, furniture supply and installation, space management, spatial data collation and management, campus signage, and logistics (mail and stores). The Hawkesbury campus farm and associated resources also forms part of the portfolio.