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Physical Infrastructure Committee

The Physical Infrastructure Committee advises Council on capital development and management matters within the context of the capital works budget.

2019 meeting dates

Thursday 4 April
Thursday 30 May
Thursday 25 July
Thursday 14 November

Time: meetings commence at 9am


Position Member Current term 1
Chair Tony Tobin ongoing
Member (Council) Catherine Livingstone, AO ongoing
External member Gabrielle Morrish ongoing
External member To be determined ongoing
Member Vacant
Chair of Finance Committee Dr John Laker, AO ex-officio
Vice-Chancellor or nominee Patrick Woods ex-officio

1. ‘Ongoing’ membership terms are from 1 November 2018 until Council otherwise makes a determination.

Positions on the Committee are in accord with its composition.

Committee contact

Matt Robinson
Senior Governance Support Officer
Tel: 02 9514 7550

Terms of reference

The Physical Infrastructure Committee shall be responsible to Council for the provision of advice on capital development and management matters within the context of the capital works budget as approved by Council on the recommendation of the Finance Committee.

To make recommendations to Council on the following matters:

  1. the Capital Development Plan, including long-term and short-term priorities for capital development and maintenance, in accordance with the University Strategic Plan
  2. oversight of progress, including expenditure, on capital projects within the context of the capital works budget
  3. the university's asset management, covering the physical assets of the university, their condition, maintenance policy and lifecycle planning
  4. policy on the use of the university's land, infrastructure and facilities, including commercial uses
  5. commercial activity proposals for the university's land, infrastructure and facilities
  6. any other matter that the Committee regards as pertinent.


The Physical Infrastructure Committee consists of the following positions:

  • Chair — an external member of Council appointed for expertise in strategic capital development and management
  • Four other members, of whom:
    • up to two may also be members of Council with qualifications and experience related to the operations of the university
    • all should have strategic skills and experience involving capital development and management
  • Chair of Finance Committee (ex-officio)
  • Vice-Chancellor or nominee