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Curtin University
Properties, Facilities & Development


Our Structure

Led by Director, Tim Urquhart, PF&D is organised into the following directorates:


Designing the built environment

Led by Dr Rocio Bona (Director, Planning)

The Planning Group is responsible for developing schemes, design guidelines, frameworks and capital expenditure parameters to enable Curtin University’s Strategic Plan. Planning underpins Curtin's integrated capital, operational, sustainability and asset management strategies by ensuring a fully coordinated approach to managing existing assets and new development via the University’s Capital Program.

Key areas include:

  • Asset Planning & Sustainability
  • Campus Planning
  • Project Planning


Invigorating the campus

Led by Ms Lisa Spiers (Director, Commercial)

The Commercial group focuses on key strategic projects that bring significant benefit to the University and community through property related activities. They maintain detailed registers of current leases and licences relating to property transactions and support the regeneration of the campus by providing input into complex research and development opportunities.

Key areas include:

  • Leasing & Property Management
  • Retail Development
  • Communication, Engagement & Place Activation
  • Campus Utilities

Capital Projects

Building greater projects

Led by Mr Matt Saunders (Director, Capital Projects)

The Capital Projects group implements the Capital Program adopted by the University and delivers all capital works projects including major and minor building and infrastructure works. The group coordinates building and infrastructure activities to deliver a sustainable and integrated built environment that meets the long-term aspirations of the University.

Key areas include:

  • Health, Safety & Compliance
  • Interiors & Minor Projects
  • Project Delivery
  • Infrastructure Management

Operations & Maintenance

Ensuring Curtin's facilities work

Led by Mr Graham Arndt (Director, Operations & Maintenance)

The Operations and Maintenance group maintains all the physical assets of the University as well as providing vital security, transport, grounds beautification and cleaning services. This group also maintains our building technology systems, contractor compliance and integrated management systems for the PF&D team.

Key areas include:

  • Technology & Systems
  • Public Places
  • Safer Community Team (inc. Security, Parking and Transport)
  • Building Operations
  • Maintenance

Business Support

Providing great customer service

The Business Support group offer customer service support to those contacting the Service Coordination Centre or the 2020 hotline, and also provide vital administration services across PF&D.


Service Centre +61 8 9266 2020
Safety & Security +61 8 9266 4444
curtin colour festival in action


You can find a range of food trucks and performers that liven up the campus each week.