Manual of Policies and Procedures

H/3.1 Site

Contact Officer

Executive Director, Facilities Management

Approval Date

15/08/2011

Approval Authority

Vice-Chancellor and President

Date of Next Review

01/09/2014

3.1.1 Physical environment
3.1.2 Definitions
3.1.3 Grounds and landscaping
3.1.4 Signage
3.1.5 Posting of notices
Related Documents
Modification History

3.1.1 Physical environment

QUT's physical environment comprises all land vested in or under the management or control of the University, together with all buildings and structures of any kind on such land. It also includes those services (eg water, energy, communications) which enable the site to function effectively.

The University is sited on two separate campuses (ie Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove) and also utilises off-campus or distributed sites. Site plans and site services plans for each of QUT's campuses and distributed site locations are maintained by Facilities Management (Information Standards and Infrastructure Section).

A substantial part of the land occupied by the University is State land issued under the Land Act 1994 as either a deed of grant in trust or as a designated reserve, with the QUT Council being the trustee.

The University may from time to time acquire further land. A decision on whether to retain the land as freehold or surrender it to the State is made by the Vice-Chancellor and President.

The University leases a range of distributred sites, properties and spaces which are used for a range of purposes, predominantly research.

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3.1.2 Definitions

Gardens Point Campus - all land occupied or owned by QUT in the vicinity of the Brisbane City Gardens Point reach of the Brisbane River for University purposes, for its role as trustee of Old Government House, and for the car park under the south eastern freeway.

Kelvin Grove Campus - all land owned or occupied by QUT at Kelvin Grove for University purposes in the vicinity of Musk Avenue and Victoria Park Road, including land owned or occupied by QUT in the Kelvin Grove Urban Village.

Distributed Site - refer to the policy H/3.9 Distributed sites.

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3.1.3 Grounds and landscaping

Guidelines related to landscaping, materials and finishes, services, signage etc, for inclusion in new and refurbishment works and maintenance programmes, are determined by Facilities Management, drawing on the Landscape Master Plan and Landscape Maintenance Manuals.

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3.1.4 Signage

Publication standards for official signs are prescribed in the QUT Corporate Identity Manual and University design standards and guidelines. The Corporate Identity Manual must be strictly followed, especially in regard to the use of the QUT logo, which is a registered Trade Mark. Signage standards are essential for providing consistency and to present a single cohesive visual identity for the University.

Facilities Management (through the Associate Director, Capital Works) is responsible for the design and installation of all signs fixed to University buildings.

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3.1.5 Posting of notices

Noticeboards are provided in a number of locations throughout the campuses and primary distributed sites to facilitate the posting of official and general interest notices for the information of the campus population. Unless a noticeboard is attributed by signage to a specific purpose (such as for official notices or faculty related material), it may be used to display general notices.

Advertising material should not be posted on QUT property, including painted surfaces, floors, walls, doors, windows etc. Event signage may be temporarily posted, with the approval of the relevant Campus Coordinator, but such signage must be removed by the responsible party after the event. Chalking on QUT property, including walls, passage ways, footpaths etc is not permitted and cleaning staff are under instructions to remove any notices or chalking that do not comply with this policy. In addition, the party responsible for the display of the material will be charged for the time spent removing the material and any necessary restoration of the surface.

Clean-up costs associated with littering (for example flyers) will also be charged to the responsible party.

The University reserves the right to prevent, cease the distribution or utilisation of, or remove any material which does not comply with University and public standards, breaches anti-discrimination legislation, interferes with normal staff, student or University activities, or in any other way is deemed to be inappropriate or offensive. Breaches in this regard may be referred by QUT to the appropriate external authority.

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Related Documents

MOPP H/3.9 Distributed sites

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Modification History

Date Sections Source Details
25.11.19 All Council Approval Authority changed from Vice-President (Resources) and Chief Financial Officer to Vice-Chancellor and President as per delegation (C008)
09.08.19 H/3.1.6 Vice-Chancellor and President Section H/3.1.6 Animals on campus removed and content incorporated into new policy H/3.10 Animals on site
03.11.14 H/3.1.2 Planning and Resources Committee Revised policy to include a new section to define sites as a consequence of new policy H/3.9 Distributed sites
21.09.14 H/3.1.4 Executive Director, Finance and Resource Planning Policy revised to clarify the distribution of materials on campus
03.03.14 H/3.1.1 Executive Director, Finance and Resource Planning Revised policy to include responsibility for maintenance of equipment to off campus facilities
06.09.13 H/3.1.4 Executive Director, Finance and Resource Planning Revised policy to reflect changes to the use of University space
14.01.13 All Director, Facilities Management Contact officer changed to Director, Facilities Management and minor editorial amendments to reflect organisational restructure
25.10.12 All Registrar Approval authority changed to Executive Director, Finance and Resource Planning
15.08.11 All Registrar Revised Policy - Chapter restructured
24.11.10 All Planning and Resources Committee Approval authority changed to Registrar
17.05.07 H/3.1.8 Vice-Chancellor Policy updated to remove references to Student Guild noticeboards and activities
14.11.05 All Planning and Resources Committee Policy updated
16.11.04 H/3.1.4 Registrar Revised policy (re bicycle parking)
20.12.01 All Director - Facilities Management Updated

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