Sustainability on Campus

UNSW recognises that it has an important role to play
in not only researching and teaching about sustainability issues, but demonstrating sound practices on our campuses.

Estate Management (EM) is directly involved in creating a sustainable campus and we are continuously reviewing our sustainability performance and introducing new initiatives. EM manages the following areas:

  • Energy management
  • Water management
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Green buildings
  • Grounds management
  • Supporting sustainable transport use (i.e. public transport, cycling, walking and carpooling)
  • Fleet management.

View the Facilities Management 2012-2013 Sustainability Plan.

View the Energy and Water Stategy 2014 - 2017.

View the UNSW Personal Heater Guidelines (May 2016).


Public notice of Pesticides Use Notification Plan

UNSW Sydney is introducing a Pesticides Use Notification Plan in response to the 2017 revision of the Pesticides Regulation.

The community is invited to make their comments on the notification processes. You can access the Notification Plan in two ways:

  • in person at the UNSW Sydney Estate Management Office, Level 3 Mathews Building, UNSW Sydney Kensington Campus.
  • view online - Pesticides Use Notification Plan.

You may comment on the Notification Plan by contacting Estate Management at phone (02) 9385 5111, or email estate@unsw.edu.au . Public consultation on the Pesticides Use Notification Plan will be conducted until July 5.


Current EM initiatives

If you have any queries relating to EM sustainibility initiaitves, click here to email us. 

EM also works closely with the University’s corporate sustainability unit, UNSW Sustainability, to ensure that sustainable practices are considered and promoted across all activities and to all faculties, departments and the University’s Executive Team. Further information about sustainability initiatives relating to UNSW research, teaching and learning is provided on the UNSW Sustainability website.