Site testing on Parkes and Reid blocks

Reid and Parkes blocks

In March this year, the ACT Government entered in to a precinct deed with UNSW which details the investment in to a new campus, including approximately eight hectares of land in Reid and Parkes.

UNSW Canberra has since been working actively with the ACT Government on the planning for the Precinct and as part of this process, are required to undertake site testing on the Reid and Parkes blocks.

Testing will determine the presence and extent of any environmental contamination on the Reid and Parkes blocks for the future UNSW Canberra City campus development. Disruption caused by site testing will be minimal, details of the testing schedule are as follows:

  • Part closure of the Parkes gravel carpark on Constitution Avenue will commence on Monday,14 December 2020 and the carpark will be available at full capacity again from Thursday, 30 December 2020.
  • Testing on the Parkes site will be coordinated in two phases allowing the gravel car park to operate at 50% capacity during testing.
  • Testing on the Reid site (CIT campus) will commence Monday, 4 January 2021 and be completed by Friday, 15 January 2021.
  • Testing on the Reid site, has been scheduled outside of the teaching semester to keep disruption to a minimum.

The ACT Government will be erecting signage in the Parkes carpark advising patrons of the part closure of the carpark. All efforts have been made to minimise any impact to people using the carpark by scheduling the site testing during the CIT semester break and the Christmas holiday period. However, we apologise in advance for any disruption.

If you are experiencing any issues as a result of the site testing activity, or have any questions, please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.