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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.

2021 meeting dates

Thursday 4 February (reserve)
Thursday 1 April
Wednesday 26 May
Thursday 22 July
Thursday 4 November

Time: meetings commence at 9am


Position Member Current term
Chair Tony Tobin 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2022
Member (Council) Catherine Livingstone, AO 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2022
External member Rob Harris 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2022
External member Vacant
Member Vacant
Chair of Finance Committee Dr John Laker, AO ex-officio
Vice-Chancellor or nominee Patrick Woods ex-officio

Positions on the Committee are in accordance with its composition.

Committee contact

Matt Robinson
Senior Governance Support Officer
Tel: 02 9514 7550

Terms of reference

The 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

Monitoring and reporting protocol

The Physical Infrastructure Committee Monitoring and Reporting Protocol (224kb PDF) sets out the procedure for monitoring and reporting on capital expenditure.