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 2019 parking operations and pedestrian safety

Due to ongoing major construction activities on campus, there is an impact to parking and pedestrian movements in 2019. 

A small number of parking spaces in P3, currently signposted as permit parking, will be returned to ticket parking. This is to balance some ticket parking displaced from P4 by the construction of the Western building. More permit parking bays have been secured at the TAFE carpark, only a short walk over the bridge from the Eastern Entrance. More than 230 additional parking spaces for staff and students are under construction in P5, with completion expected in the later part of 2019. There will also be additional motorcycle parking available in P5.

Please take care around the construction sites, drive carefully, be aware of pedestrians and changes to traffic movements. Please be mindful where you are walking and observe signs. In P4 carpark, please do not walk adjacent to the construction hoarding in the traffic lane, and instead use the paths and signposted walkways designed to cater for pedestrian safety. Follow directions from traffic controllers and UOW Security around campus.

Changes to P5 and P4 carparks – construction works from November 2018

Building works are taking place starting November 2018 in P4 Western and P5 Northern carparks as part of developments outlined in the Wollongong Campus Master Plan. The developments bring new teaching and learning facilities and additional parking spaces to the Wollongong Campus.

From 1 November, construction will start for a new carpark to the north of the existing P5 Northern Carpark. The new carpark will have more car and motorcycle spaces.

There will also be changes to P4 Western Carpark due to construction starting for the new Social Sciences and Law, Humanities and the Arts (Western) Building from 16 November. Some parking spaces will be lost to accommodate the construction site of the new building.

The existing P5 carpark will be divided into two sections, and access between the two sections will be available via the Ring Road. A site fence will be set up in the south eastern corner of P4 carpark, with some parking displaced. These plans are in place to minimise disruptions and preserve as many parking spaces as possible during construction. Please follow signage and the direction of traffic controllers and UOW Security.

All carparks on campus will remain operational with existing restricted parking conditions applying.

 Temporary TAFE carpark available for UOW entry permit holders 

The temporary TAFE Carpark is available for UOW Entry permit holders.  This is to assist with parking constraints whilst construction takes place on campus. This carpark is in close walking distance to campus via the footbridge and is convenient for permit holders on the eastern side of campus.  

Taxi pick up zones

If you are on campus after dark or using the Library 24/7 access, plan your trip home and consider booking a taxi.  There are two signposted taxi zones on campus:

  1. Northfields Ave - eastern end, adjacent to P8 Carpark
  2. P2 Carpark turning circle - adjacent to the building 17 arcade (new- March 2019). Only operates 10pm-8am.

To catch a taxi, head to one of the above locations, or book via:

  • telephone on 02 4254 2111
  • the Illawarra Taxi Network app
  • a Security phone. 



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