|Relevant UTAS Ordinance and/or
Rule Reference No.
|Relevant State/Federal Govt.
|University of Tasmania Act 1992|
|Commencement Date||21 May 2005|
|Review Date||21 May 2009|
1. Statement of Context
Facilities and infrastructure are integral in the delivery of teaching, learning and research. Accordingly, UTAS campuses must be developed within an approved framework, cognisant of the strategic direction, pedagogical advances and real property issues of the University. The availability and effective management of the University's assets, including space, has a direct impact on the University's ability to make well informed and strategically sound decisions, to support the efficient delivery of core services and to achieve its vision and objectives.
Consistent with the Environmental Management Principle, the objectives of this principle are to ensure that UTAS has:
The University's priorities in relation to its built environment are:
The Vice-Chancellor has responsibility for the implementation of the Built Environment Principle and the development and implementation of supporting policies, plans and procedures.
All members of the University community are responsible for undertaking their University activities in ways that support this principle and related plans, operational policies and procedures.
The Council's Built Environment Committee is responsible for ensuring that decisions made in relation to the University's built environment are consistent with this Principle and approved policies and plans.
(1) “The first test for identifying good practice in the management of physical assets is the extent to which an institution has identified, developed and implemented key policies and processes. The key qualitative indicator of good practice is the presence of an institutional strategic asset management plan. All facilities should be managed within a quality assurance framework with a strong focus on customer satisfaction”. (McKinnon, K R, Walker, S H, Davis, D. Benchmarking – A Manual for Australian Universities. DETYA, Higher Education Division. February 2000, pages 48-49)
Approved by Council on 20 May 2005
Reviewed 1 December 2006
Authorised by the Director, Governance & Legal
17 December, 2009